“Interstellar” Wins VFX BAFTA

by Graham Edwards

Christopher Nolan’s space epic Interstellar picked up the 2015 BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects, in a star-studded ceremony held last night, 8 February 2015, at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Co-written by Nolan and brother Jonathan, the film is a journey of discovery, realised in part through stunning visual effects images created by Double Negative. As he had with the Dark Knight trilogy and other films, however, Nolan sought to capture as much action as possible in-camera, with on-set special effects orchestrated by Scott Fisher, and other practical effects by New Deal Studios.

Picking up the award were visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin, nominated along with Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Ian Hunter. You’ll find extensive coverage of their work on the film in Cinefex issue 140. It goes without saying that we think it’s a great read, but don’t take our word for it – here’s the proof that BAFTA-winner Paul Franklin agrees:

Paul Franklin of Cinefex 140

2 thoughts on ““Interstellar” Wins VFX BAFTA

  1. Sorry guys – the coverage of Interstellar on the iPad version of Cinefex was really really basic – and I paid over $6.00 for it – (I do subscribe to the zine btw). possibly the worst coverage over the past 8-10 download issues. All it is is the magazine with only a few basic video interviews (all found on youtube as well). You really need to do better.

    Interstellar was a ground breaker – the iPad Cinefex was just catching up on what is available online elsewhere.


  2. Thank you for your feedback, Denis. Sometimes we don’t get exclusive videos to support our in-depth articles. In this case, there was not a lot of behind-the-scenes video content approved by the studio for use. We were, however, allowed to publish many exclusive photographs that you won’t find anywhere else. And we hope you enjoyed reading our stellar 27-page article.

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