VCAD instructors in running for animation and photography prizesWednesday, January 23, 2019
VCAD instructors are being recognized for bringing an alien robot to life on screen and for exploring modern consumerism through innovative imagery.
Paul Zeke and Andrew McCartney, two of VCAD’s Media instructors, are nominated for a major animation award and Monique Motut-Firth, a Foundations instructor, is shortlisted for top prize in a regional photography contest.
For their outstanding work, Zeke and McCartney are in the running for a Visual Effects Society award. They created a shape-shifting robot character featured in Netflix’s reboot of the sci-fi series Lost in Space.
Zeke and McCartney are among nominees in 24 categories that include the teams behind Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2, Ready Player One, and other major film and television productions.
Meanwhile, Motut-Firth is vying to win the Georgia Straight and Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Competition. Her work, selected from hundreds of entries, blends images of familiar gadgets and objects to create unique mechanical-looking structures.
The winning entry will be displayed at the King Edward Canada Line station and published in Capture Magazine.
Both the visual effects award and photography prize are to be announced in early February. For more news about our instructors, follow VCAD on Facebook and Twitter.