By NAOMI GOLDMAN
Every Fall, the VES carries out its tradition of honoring distinguished visual effects practitioners with special honors. In 2018, the VES Board of Directors was privileged to bestow the VES Fellows mark of distinction upon five exemplary professionals.
This year’s venerated VES Fellows conferred with the post-nominal letters “VES” are: Craig Barron, VES; Joyce Cox, VES; Dan Curry, VES; Paul Debevec, VES; and Mike Fink, VES. They were recognized in October at a special reception in Beverly Hills.
The Fellows distinction signifies that the individual has maintained an outstanding reputation and has made exceptional achievements and sustained contributions to the art, science or business of visual effects, as well as enabling members’ careers, promoting community worldwide and providing sustained service to the VES, which has significantly advanced the Society, its membership and its mission statement for not less than 10 years within the last 20 years.
“Our VES Fellows represent a group of exceptional artists, innovators and professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of visual effects,” says Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair. “We are proud to recognize those who helped shape our shared legacy and continue to inspire future generations of VFX practitioners.”