HBO’s GAME OF THRONES AND SHOWTIME’S THE BORGIAS GET NODS
Spin VFX is pleased to announce three nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 12th Annual VES Awards. “We are humbled to be recognized by our peers in a variety of categories. We are extremely grateful to HBO, Showtime, CTV and Take 5 Productions for the opportunity to work on Game of Thrones, and The Borgias, and to work together to deliver distinctly creative shows” says Neishaw Ali, Spin President and Visual Effects Executive Producer (Game of Thrones, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn)
Game of Thrones (HBO) was recognized under two categories, Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program and Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program.
The Borgias (Showtime/CTV/Take 5), was noted under the prestigious Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program category, supplementing the team’s recent nomination for the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Visual Effects.
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
The Borgias / Relics
Wojciech Zielinski, VFX Supervisor
Neishaw Ali, VFX Executive Producer
Bill Haliday, Lead VFX Producer
JP Giamos, VFX Producer
Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones / The Climb
Patrick Zentis, Matte Painting Supervisor
Mayur Patel, CG Supervisor
Nitin Singh, Modeler
Tim Alexander, Asset Supervisor
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones / The Climb
Kirk Brillon, Compositing Supervisor
Steve Gordon, Lead Compositor
Geoff Sayer, Lead Compositor
Winston Lee, Lead Compositor
Four-time Emmy nominated VFX Supervisor Doug Campbell and two-time Emmy nominated Supervising Producer, Luke Groves led Spin’s team to deliver over 200 shots for the third season of Game of Thrones, including Mance Rayder’s Camp, the Direwolves compositing sequences in the Northern Forest, CG crows, the 3D Unsullied Army, the Twins matte painting and The Wall 3D environment.
Created by David Benioff and D.B Weiss, Game of Thrones is produced by HBO. Special thank you to Holly Schiffer, VP of Post Production, HBO, Joe Bauer, VFX Supervisor, Steve Kullback, VFX Producer, and Adam Chazen, VFX Coordinator.
VFX Supervisor Wojciech Zielinski and Producer J.P Giamos helmed Spin’s team to deliver over 300 shots for the third season of The Borgias, including historically accurate matte paintings and environments of St. Peter’s Square, Interior and Exterior Vatican, Castle St. Angelo, Gates of Naples, Gates of Avignon, Kefalonia Harbour, Milan Square, and Forli Castle, including Cesare’s destructive attack. Additional work was comprised of digital crowd augmentation of peasants, noblemen, and armies, blood augmentation and general clean up.
Conceived and written by Showrunner Neil Jordan, The Borgias is produced by Showtime, in association with Take 5 Productions, Octagon Films and Mid Atlantic Films.
Special thank you to the Take 5 Productions team, Executive Producers John Weber and Sheila Hockin, Producer Bill Goddard, Production VFX Producer, Bill Halliday and Gina Vanni, VP, Finance and Production.
The VES Awards are the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life.