DAVE Graduates Take Home VES Awards Wins in Two Categories

The 19th Annual VES Awards was held on April 6, 2021 and two projects our graduates worked on led the wins for the night. ‘The Midnight Sky’ won a total of two awards and ‘The Mandalorian’ won a total three awards that night. Our graduates worked on the Visual Effects on both projects and won the following VFX Awards: ‘The Midnight Sky’ won Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature and ‘The Mandalorian’ won Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode (The Marshal.) 

‘The Midnight Sky’ also won the following award: Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project (Aether). Other awards ‘The Mandalorian’ received are Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project (The Jedi; The Child) and Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project (The Believer; Morak Jungle). 

Graduate Josh Devenyi worked on ‘The Midnight Sky’ and alumni Brian Bentley, Alex Heffner, Seth Lickiss, Yael Majors, David Crane and Chris Montesano all worked on ‘The Mandalorian.’ 

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.

The DAVE School is an academic unit of NUC University (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).