The VFS Impact Awards… A chance to come together and cheer on some truly remarkable student work from all of our 13 programs, but also a massive challenge for a class of Entertainment Business Management students to plan, promote, and execute. And the Fall 2012 Impact Awards were no exception.
Held this past Wednesday, the event had a superhero theme – right down to a Fortress of Solitude style centrepiece overlooking the food table – and presenters that included a veritable who’s who of successful alumni, including Jennifer Siddle (Mr. Young), Sarah Elizabeth and Susan Manning (The Little Mermaid), Matt Toner (Zeros 2 Heroes), and Corey McDaniel and Ted Wilson (Gundarr).
Entertainment ran the gamut, too, from a local capoeira group to juggling acts, culminating in a cabaret performance by True Heroines (featuring graduate Jovanna Huguet!). Some attendees even arrived in theme-appropriate costumes, including Deadpool, Harley Quinn, and Thor. (Thor took the audience prize. He had a mean Mjolnir-twirl.)
Of course, the focus was squarely on the amazing student work and the talented men and women behind it. With that in mind, please join us in applauding the winners of the Fall 2012 Impact Awards!
Outstanding Setting Design
Winner: Art Studio, Eun Ju Sim, 3D Animation & Visual Effects
Winner: Space Bar, Nicholas Hogan, 3D Animation & Visual Effects
Winner: Opuesto, Eric Mouawad, Sound Design for Visual Media
Zero to Sixty
Winner: Tapping, Shaoyuan Yu, Foundation Visual Art & Design
Outstanding Character Design
Winner: Sask & Girl, Darcy Dureau, Classical Animation
Winner: Husaini Blood Bank, Hasan Habib, Digital Design
Outstanding Emotional Impact
Winner: Hotline, Marc Adams; Andrew McCall, Film Production
More Than the Sum of Its Parts
Winner: Raven, Maria Fernanda Herrera, Digital Design
Winner: Captive, Jordan Brown & Jessica Lee, Film Production
Winner: The Door, Alexandre Agostini, Digital Character Animation
Friend to VFS
Winner: Kelly Minato, BCIT Earthquake Disaster Simulation
Play us out, Sask & Girl!