30 Graduates worked on Nominated VES Awards Projects

The DAVE School is proud to announce that 30 of our graduates worked on 5 out of the 6 projects nominated for a VES Award at the 20th Annual VES Awards. Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Godzilla vs. Kong, The Matrix Resurrections, and No Time to Die are all nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature.

Congratulations to our graduates who worked on the following VES Awards projects:

Spider-Man: No Way Home: Selena Farkas, Francesca Milde, Mike Brant, Timothy Fleur, Bryan Haines, Christopher Cheng, Duncan Key, Erika Chlupsa, Greta Thompson, Kevin Crowe, Kyle Merola, Paul Song, Ryan Mcconnell, Tanner Bartlett, Tyler Barnas, Drew Tobin, Jason Bomstein, Alex Heffner, Aaron Beyer, Zachary Lemire, and Yael Majors.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Jason Bradbury, Yael Majors, Jason Bomstein, Dusty Hayes, Terry Klopfenstein, Melissa Whitcomb, Emma Webb, Chris Montesano, Aaron Beyer, and Alex Heffner.

Godzilla vs. Kong: Linfan Liu and Jeremy Brouwer

The Matrix Resurrections: Cody Hernandez

No Time to Die: Yael Majors

The Awards Gala is being held on March 8, 2022. Four of DAVE School's graduates worked on multiple nominated projects. Graduate Yael Majors was credited on 3 of the projects, Jason Bomstein was credited on 2 of the projects, Alex Heffner was credited on 2 of the projects, and Aaron Beyer was credited on 2 of the projects.

For more information on the 20th annual VES Awards Ceremony, please visit visualeffectssociety.com, and to learn more about DAVE School alumni, please visit dave.nuc.edu.

About the VES Awards

The VES Awards recognize outstanding visual effects and innovation in film, television, animation, commercials, and video games worldwide and the artists who bring the work to life. 

Visual Effects Production Diploma Program

The Visual Effects Production program gives students a broad range of skills that allow them to pursue jobs in the computer graphics industry, including feature film and television effects, game art, print advertising, architectural visualization, and military simulation.

About The DAVE School

The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000, by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry-level supervision.

Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing, and VR/AR labs, and secure student access 7 days a week.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)