'Enterprise' Scoops VFX AwardBy Caillan
February 22, 2003 - 5:44 AM
See Also: 'Dead Stop' Episode Guide
Enterprise's special effects team were recognised by their peers at the inaugural Visual Effects Society Awards on Wednesday night.
John Teska, Koji Kuramura, Pierre Drolet and Sean Scott won the category of Best Models and Miniatures in a Televised Program, Music Video or Commercial for their work on the episode 'Dead Stop', according to the society's web site. Enterprise beat off competition from Stephen King's Rose Red and a Gatorade commercial to scoop the award.
Series V effects wizards Dan Curry, Ronald B. Moore and Liz Castro were also recognised in the category of Best Visual Effects in a Television Series for the season one finale, 'Shockwave, Part I', but the Firefly pilot walked away with the award on the night.
Fantasy epic 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' dominated the awards, claiming victory in eight categories, including Best Special Effects in a Motion Picture and Best Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture. 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,' 'Stuart Little 2' and 'The Sum of All Fears' scored one award each. The Dinotopia mini-series led the television categories, walking home with four gongs.