The British Kinematograph, Sound & Television Society (BKSTS) has announced a new award in memory of Gerry Anderson.
The Gerry Anderson Award for VFX will be given to an individual or organisation making a highly significant artistic or technical contribution to the advancement of film or television visual effects.
Gerry was a great supporter of the BKSTS, recognising the wealth of knowledge and experience that the Society holds in all areas of technology and craft in both Film and Television. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Society, and was the first ever recipient in 2006 of the Matthew Allwork Award which is given to a British citizen for innovation and quality in film and television production.
Jamie Anderson, Gerry’s son, said, “Dad was always so proud of his association with BKSTS; this award bearing his name would have meant a huge amount to him.” Jamie has agreed to present this Award in its inaugural year at the BFI Southbank on Thursday 7th March 2013, as part of the annual Bernard Happe Lecture and Awards Event. Full details of the event can be found on the BKSTS website.
This year’s winner of the award is Richard Bain, for his outstanding work over many years. He currently works as a freelance Visual Effects Supervisor in the film industry and has worked on titles such as Tomb Raider 2, The Brothers Grimm, King Kong, Casino Royale, Harry Potter, Inception and Les Miserables.
About the BKSTS
The British Kinematograph, Sound & Television Society was formed as a Learned Society in 1931, and has been supporting the technology and craft skills of the Film & Television industries ever since. With a variety of grades of membership from around the world, it numbers many outstanding people from the industry among its members – the Fellows Group in particular reads like a “who’s who” of industry leaders. The Society organises conferences and events, provides accreditation of training courses, and publishes information for the industry in various forms.