Tom Wood (visual effects)

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Tom Wood
Occupation Visual effects supervisor
Years active 1999–present

Tom Wood is an English [1] visual effects supervisor.

English people Nation and ethnic group native to England

The English people are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens.

Visual effects is the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making.

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Wood worked at Cinesite in London, where he worked on various feature films, including Event Horizon (1997) and Lost in Space (1998). He then worked at MPC on films including Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Sunshine (2007). He worked independently on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010). [2]

Cinesite is a visual effects and feature animation studio which opened for business in 1991, initially offering services in visual effects for film and television. It subsequently opened a studio in Montréal in 2014, for visual effects and feature animation. The company's feature animation division is Cinesite Animation.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

<i>Event Horizon</i> (film) 1997 UK-US science fiction horror movie directed by Paul W. S. Anderson

Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson. Set in 2047, it follows a crew of astronauts sent on a rescue mission after a missing spaceship, the Event Horizon, spontaneously appears in orbit around Neptune. Searching the ship for signs of life, the rescue crew learns that the Event Horizon was a test bed for an experimental engine that opened a rift in the space time continuum and left our universe entirely, allowing a hostile entity to possess the ship.

Wood moved to Australia in 2012 to head up the VFX work on Mad Max: Fury Road with Iloura. [3] He is nominated at the 88th Academy Awards for this work in the category for Best Visual Effects. His nomination is shared with Andy Williams, Dan Oliver, and Andrew Jackson. [4]

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

<i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 post-apocalyptic action film co-written, produced, and directed by George Miller. Miller collaborated with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris on the screenplay. The fourth installment and a reboot of the Mad Max franchise, it is a joint Australian-American venture produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, and Village Roadshow Pictures. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where petrol and water are scarce commodities. It follows Max Rockatansky, who joins forces with Imperator Furiosa to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe and his army in an armoured tanker truck, leading to a lengthy road battle. The film also features Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton.

88th Academy Awards Annual American awards ceremony

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin and directed by Glenn Weiss. Actor Chris Rock hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005.

Awards

The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is an Academy Award given for the best achievement in visual effects.

This is a list of winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects for each year. This award is for special effects and visual effects and recognises achievement in both of these crafts. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for movies, television, children's movies and television, and interactive media.

<i>Knowing</i> (film) 2009 American British science fiction film by Alex Proyas

Knowing is a 2009 science fiction thriller film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment. Knowing was filmed in Docklands Studios Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's Boston-area setting.

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References

  1. Hepburn, Mike (May 29, 2015). "Making Mad Max: Interview with Tom Wood, iloura's VFX Supervisor". CG society. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  2. Frei, Vincent (30 May 2015). "Mad Max Fury Road: Tom Wood - VFX Supervisor - Iloura". Art of VFX. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. Sarto, Dan (June 10, 2015). "Tom Wood Travels 'Mad Max: Fury Road'". Animation World Network. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  4. "88th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences . Retrieved January 19, 2016.