Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Oscar Wins for Hugo are Also Wins for Seneca College

Oscar was very good to Martin Scorsese’s 3D adventure film Hugo. Which meant the Academy Awards was also a good night for Seneca College.

Numerous students and professors (both past and present) worked on the film and helped to bring the award-winning effects to life.

“We are delighted that Seneca graduates and faculty had the opportunity to showcase their talents in the Oscar®-winning film Hugo,” said David Agnew, Seneca President.

“We’re very proud of the careers they have built and the successes they have achieved.”

Hugo had the help of Seneca staff and students such as:

  • Professors Mahmoud Rahnama, division computer graphics lead (professor)
  • Kenny Tam, division computer graphics supervisor (professor)
  • Tricia Kim, matchmove artist (graduate)
  • John Dinh, compositor (graduate)
  • Karen Cheng, compositor (graduate)
  • Rickey Verma, compositor (graduate)

“The continued recognition by industry through vehicles like the Academy Awards® speaks volumes about the quality of Seneca graduates,” said Mark Jones, Chair of the School of Creative Arts and Animation.

“Seneca has been offering programs in animation and visual effects for less than a decade, so we are very proud of the incredible success of so many of the projects that students, graduates and professors have been involved with.”

Schools mentioned: Seneca College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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