DAVE School Dominates 22nd Annual VES Awards with 39 Graduates Contributing to Nominated Projects

The DAVE School, a leading institution in Digital Animation & Visual Effects education in Florida, proudly announces that 39 of its graduates have worked on projects nominated at the 22nd Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. This remarkable achievement showcases DAVE School graduates’ exceptional talent and skills in visual effects, which they learned on our Backlot of Universal Studios Florida campus.

Outstanding Contributions:

The impact of DAVE School graduates is evident in key categories, with four out of five films nominated for ‘Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature’ featuring their contributions. Additionally, they have left an indelible mark on all five projects nominated in the ‘Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode’ category.

Projects and Graduates:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (1 graduate)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (15 graduates)

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2 graduates)

The Creator (2 graduates)

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:

Ahsoka (3 graduates)

Loki (7 graduates)

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (3 graduates)

The Last of Us (1 graduate)

The Mandalorian (6 graduates)

Noteworthy Mentions:
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:

Citadel; Season 1; Secrets in Night Need Early Rains (Wesley Froud interviewed about his work)

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3; Knowhere (Benjamin Patterson’s environment showcased https://vimeo.com/863214677 )

The VES Awards Significance:

Recognizing outstanding visual effects and innovation globally, the VES Awards celebrate the artists behind exceptional work in film, television, animation, commercials, and video games.

Visual Effects Production Diploma Program

The Visual Effects Production program teaches 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.

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)