(March 1, 2010) Premier VFX and design studio Asylum nabbed the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Video Game Trailer for "Halo 3: ODST", The Life at last night's 8th Annual VES Awards.
Done in collaboration with MJZ's Rupert Sanders and T.A.G, the live-action short captures the evolution of Tarkov, a ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), from his initiation and training as a soldier to his perilous experience on the battlefield as a true warrior.
Asylum honorees include VFX Supervisor/Lead Compositor Rob Moggach, CG Supervisor Jens Zalzala, EP Michael Pardee, and Producer Ryan Meredith. The award is a testament to Asylum's incomparable finesse when it comes to the creation and flawless integration of CG and serves as a culmination of their recent successes; including their work on spots for Teleflora and Kia in this year's Super Bowl.
Asylum is a premier visual effects and design company, handling high-profile features, commercials, music videos, and emerging media content for web and mobile platforms. Asylum's team is currently working on Sorcerer's Apprentice, a feature slated to premier July 2010. Past feature projects include films such as Terminator Salvation, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Pirates Of The Caribbean ll & lll, Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (Academy Award and BAFTA nominated), Moulin Rouge, Minority Report, Tony Scott's Déjà Vu, Man on Fire & Domino and Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. Asylum has done spot work for brands such as Halo 3:ODST, Porsche, Hershey's, Nike, Sony Playstation, Coke, BMW, Gatorade and Apple. In addition, Asylum Design has created award winning title and graphic design work for such films as Bedtime Stories, X-Men I & II, The Island, Bad Boys II and XXX, as well as Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.