Iloura News

Iloura’s Jason Billington Invited to Join the Academy

Huge congratulations to imagery wizard Jason Billington on being invited to join the VFX branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Jason was Oscar nominated for “Deepwater Horizon” VFX, done at Iloura. Congrats too to Nordin Rahhali at sister company Method Studios, who was also invited into the Academy’s ranks. Nordin recently supervised Method’s work for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” http://www.app.oscars.org/class2017/#international-stat

Posted: 30/06/2017

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Posted: 01/05/2017

Why VFX Is Like Building a Car While You Are Driving It: Iloura’s Glenn Melenhorst Shares Insights with CG Society

Having helmed Iloura’s VFX work for both Sony’s “Ghostbusters” and the epic “Battle of the Bastards” episode of “Game of Thrones” over the past twelve months, it’s safe to say that Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst is enjoying one of his best years yet.

On the awards circuit, Glenn’s work on “Battle of the Bastards” earned top honors from the Primetime Emmys, Hollywood Post Alliance, Visual Effects Society, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, and Australian Production Design Guild. Glenn recently spoke with CG Society about the realities of being a supervisor at a prominent VFX studio along with some of words of wisdom. Read the full story here.

Posted: 29/03/2017

Iloura Artists Take Home Two VES Awards

Artists from Iloura were among those celebrated in Hollywood this month for creating the year’s most outstanding work at the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards held February 7 held in the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was among the recipients of the evening’s top honour for TV work – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, for Game of ThronesBattle of the Bastards, sharing the trophy with Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Matthew Rouleau and Sam Conway.

Iloura’s team of Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thjis Noij and Caleb Thompson also received the Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode for Battle of the Bastards at the event, which was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

Iloura’s work and artists on the episode was also nominated for Virtual Cinematography and Effects Simulations awards, and artists from our sister VFX company, Method Studios, were nominated for Outstanding VFX for a Special Venue Project for Voyage of Time: IMAX Experience. The evening honoured Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alonso with its VES Visionary Award, and VFX pioneer Ken Ralston with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to all of the winners, nominees and honorees! Full list here.

Photo Credit:

Left to Right: Iloura’sThijs Noij, Dominic Hellier & Glenn Melenhorst, host Patton Oswalt, Iloura’s Glenn Melenhorst, Caleb Thompson, Thijs Noij and Dominic Hellier

Posted: 14/02/2017

VES Award Nominations Recognise Iloura Artists/Game of Thrones; Method Artists/Voyage of Time


The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards today.

We’re honoured that our VFX colleagues have recognised the work of artists from Deluxe’s Iloura and Method Studios with nominations for achievement in visual effects for work on “Game of Thrones” and Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time.” For “Game of Thrones” “Battle of the Bastards” episode, Iloura’s Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thijs Noij and Caleb Thompson were nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode; Kevin Blom, Sasmit Ranadive, Wanghua Huang and Ben Andersen were nominated for Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project; and Glenn Melenhorst was nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode (shared with Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Matthew Rouleau and Sam Conway).

Method’s Dan Glass and Brian Delmonico earned nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project on “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience” (shared with Brett Harding, Tom Debenham and Matt Pullman).


Awards will be presented at the VES Awards show gala on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Congrats to all the nominees! The full list can be viewed here.

Posted: 11/01/2017

Iloura’s Game of Thrones Work Honoured with AACTA Award

The Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts awarded HBO’s Game of Thrones ‘Battle of the Bastards’ its top honours for Best Visual Effects or Animation.

The 6th Annual AACTA Awards were presented December 5 by Foxtel at the Industry Luncheon presented by Blue Post.

Congratulations to Glenn Melenhorst, Ineke Majoor, our team, and all of the winners and nominees of this prestigious award recognising screen excellence in Australia since 1958.

http://www.aacta.org/winners-nominees/6th-aacta-awards.aspx

Posted: 07/12/2016

Iloura’s “Game of Thrones” Work Earns Outstanding VFX HPA Award

The annual HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) Awards honouring groundbreaking technology and creativity were held in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center on November 17, and the awards juggernaut “Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards” episode was honoured once again.

Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst received the 2016 HPA Award for Outstanding VFX in Television alongside Joe Bauer, Eric Carney, Derek Spears and Matthew Rouleau.

The enthusiasm that Iloura’s “Game of Thrones” work has received and continues to enjoy is tremendously gratifying. Thanks to our entire Iloura team for helping us succeed with such an ambitious undertaking and continuing to push the envelope in VFX.

http://www.hollywoodprofessionalassociation.com/?p=152814

Posted: 19/11/2016

Iloura’s Jason Billington Nominated for Best VFX Oscar for “Deepwater Horizon"

Among the nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards, our own  Jason Billington has been recognised for his work on Deepwater Horizon. Jason led 125 artists across Iloura’s Sydney and Melbourne studios, collaborating closely with ILM and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.

The Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26 at the Dolby Theatre.

Congratulations and best of luck to Jason and fellow Deepwater Horizon nominees Craig Hammack, Jason Snell and Burt Dalton! 

Full list on nominees :  http://edit.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/oscar-nominations-2017-complete-list-nominees-960044  

Posted: 25/01/2017