a52 Named VFX Company of the Year at the 2020 Shot Awards
The work we create at a52 consistently does just that, revealing expert skill and artistry as we cast the dream work into high-definition entertainment. With great pride, we are honored to be named VFX Company of the Year at the 2020 Shot Awards.
Our hard work and superior level of skill was further evidenced by the wins we took home in other categories as well. a52 won the Gold prize for Best Use of Animation in the Ikea Canada commercial, Stuff Monster, which animates an ingenious repurposing of common household items. A four-limbed, one-headed body made of sofas, lamps, desk chairs, brown boxes and other miscellaneous objects comes to life as a friendly giant. Take a behind the scenes look at the making of the incredible Stuff Monster.
We also won the silver prize in the same category, Best Use of Animation, for our contributions to Xfinity’s holiday campaign, A Holiday Reunion. The four-minute short film blends nostalgia with modern technology as it features the return of the iconic titular character from Steven Spielberg’s Academy-Award winning film E.T. 37 years after making his big screen debut, a52 artists’ re-creation of the beloved creature also garnered additional awards, including the Silver for Best TV Commercial of the Year, and an AICP Post Award for Best Composting & Visual Effects. Go behind the scenes with a look at the extensive effort it took to bring E.T. back to life.
Congratulations to everyone at a52!