Jim Morris to Receive VES 2010 Founders Award
First Jim Morris is selected as the SIGGRAPH2010 keynote speaker, and now he’s been named as the recipient of the prestigious 2010 VES Founder’s Award. Currently working on John Carter of Mars, he’s got such successes as WALL-E, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille and more under Pixar, and such familar titles as Forrest Gump and Jurrasic Park all on his resume.
While Morris has been a long time leader in the field of visual effects at both ILM and Pixar, he was chosen as this year’s VES Founders Award recipient for service “above and beyond the call of duty” to the craft of visual effects and to the membership of VES. Jim Morris is the embodiment of this award, as he quite simply kick-started VES into reality during the 1990’s and has given of himself so freely to VES – both his time and unique expertise – ever since.
“Jim Morris was the founding Chair of the Visual Effects Society,” said current VES Chair, Jeffrey A. Okun. “His consistent, tireless efforts have guided the VES to become ‘The Final Word on all things VFX’. His unique talent, insights and generosity of spirit are qualities we treasure,” added Okun.