February 10, 2020

MPC honored with Academy Award for Visual Effects on 1917

Technicolor’s MPC has won the Oscar® for Visual Effects on 1917 at the 92nd Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES – February 9th, 2020 – Technicolor’s MPC has won the Oscar® for Visual Effects on 1917 at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Production VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron accepted the award on behalf of MPC Film’s talented team of VFX artists, production crew and software engineers based in Montreal, London, Los Angeles and Bangalore.

Working closely with Director Sam Mendes and Cinematographer Roger Deakins, MPC Film was proud to lead the visual effects work, with approximately 600 artists contributing to the film. The team’s work included digital environment extensions, including; No Man’s Land, the canal crossing, the burning village of Écoust and Schofield’s jump into the river, as well as destruction, pyro and water effects.

Rocheron said on the night, "What an honor to be recognized by the Academy for our work on 1917! I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Sam Mendes on such a unique and memorable film and I am proud to share this award with the team at MPC that made this cinematic experience possible.”

MPC’s VFX work was also recognized at the BAFTAs where they won the award for Special Visual Effects on 1917.

To learn more about MPC Film’s work on 1917, visit www.mpcfilm.com/filmography/film/1917




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About MPC Film

MPC Film has been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading studios in London, Los Angeles, Bangalore, and Montréal. The people behind the effects in countless blockbusters like The Lion King, 1917, Blade Runner 2049, Pirates of the Caribbean, Life Of Pi, and Wonder Woman, they work on the tiny details and spectacular scenes that make movies truly mind-blowing. Animating everything from lifelike fur, to dynamic crowd scenes, to larger than life destruction sequences, they are scene builders – not just shot makers – with a direct line to the director’s creative vision.


About Technicolor Production Services

Technicolor is a worldwide leader in the creation of extraordinary entertainment experiences. Along with its family of creative studios including MPC, The Mill, Mikros and Mr. X, the company provides a full set of award-winning services around VFX, Picture, Sound and Animation activities for feature films, episodic content, advertising, immersive experiences and video games. By partnering with creatives to deliver compelling content, Technicolor helps storytellers build ever more powerful connections between audiences and the content they love – unlimited by time, place or medium. 

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