Cinefex on What Makes an Award Winning Visual Effect

In the lead up to the Oscars, Cinefex asked various artists a significant question:

What makes an award-winning visual effect? Luma’s Sr VFX Supervisor, Vincent Cirelli, had a compelling response:

The visual effects which hold a special place in my heart are those that leave an emotional imprint, long after the initial viewing. Cutting through the fog of obligatory effects found in most features are a few, rare beacons of how this craft can truly shape an experience. That happens when the creators are so good that you genuinely feel joy or sadness for an illusion made of triangles. In those moments, an artist transcends the medium, and the computer vanishes.

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