The Flame Award is back up for grabs. Vote for a wondrous Flame artist today.

About the Flame Award

The Flame Award recognizes Flame aficionados, rising stars, and VFX virtuosos. Nominated and voted for by the Flame community, and judged by previous winners, the Flame Award celebrates the crazy work you do every day.

 

Michigan Flame artist, Renée Tymn, was awarded the 2021 Flame Award for demonstrating creative excellence in VFX, grading, and finishing.

About the Flame Award

The Flame Award recognizes Flame aficionados, rising stars, and VFX virtuosos. Nominated and voted for by the Flame community, and judged by previous winners, the Flame Award celebrates the crazy work you do every day.

 

Michigan Flame artist, Renée Tymn, was awarded the 2021 Flame Award for demonstrating creative excellence in VFX, grading, and finishing.

Renée Tymn Reel - 2021 Flame Award Winner

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Meet the Nominees

Meet the 16 nominees for the 2022 Flame Award.

Alan

Latteri

Amanda

Elliott

Andy

Dill

Anton

Anderson

Brooks

Tomlinson

Bryan

Rosenblum

Darran

Nicholson

Dave

Simmons

Gizmo

Rivera

Gurvand

Tanneau

Jon

Jovich

Kayako

Ono

Michael

Vaglienty

Randy

McEntee

Rufus

Blackwell

Sean

Sams

The Vote

Voting is now open for the 2022 Flame Award winner. Cast your vote for the artist you want to see take home the trophy. Further details are available by emailing flameaward@autodesk.com.

Voting closes Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

Past Flame Award Winners
Vico Sharabani (2013)

As one of the industry’s leading experts in visual effects and technology, The-Artery Founder and ECD/Director Vico Sharabani boasts an extensive multi-decade career spanning feature films, episodic TV, and branded content. His accomplishments include technical feats such as creating the first-ever 360-degree video display at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA as well as leading VFX teams responsible for countless award-winning features such as Marriage Story (2019), The Lighthouse (2019), The Farewell (2019), Midsommar (2019), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) to name a few. In addition to his work in film, Vico is responsible for spearheading short-form narratives for global brands including Pepsi, Under Armour, Verizon, Skyworth, Huawei, Stella Artois and Voltaren starring Grammy and Emmy award-winning superstar Paula Abdul. A frequent speaker at TED events, Vico is the recipient of the first ever Autodesk Flame Award.

James Sénade (2014)

James Sénade, Co-Founder of Saint George Studio in Paris, is an amazing Flame Artist and VFX Creative Director whose work speaks for itself. He combines artistry and technical skill to create the MOST beautiful images for a wide variety of projects - from luxury and high-end items like perfume, liquor, and clothing, to car ads and experimental fashion film. The beauty of his visuals is inspiring. James makes beautiful images, working with what he has been given and by adding his own elements to increase the visual impact. His images speak a thousand words and many of his clients come back to him over and over again. "With Saint George Studio (Flame centric VFX boutique), since our creation, we have delivered high-end fashion and beauty works and all the post production services, with an unrivalled reputation in 360/VR world.”

Ivar Beer (2016)

Ivar Beer took on several roles throughout his career, several of which have been at CinePostproduction Geyer Berlin. There, he was a Flame artist for over 4 years, performing all kinds of trailer and VFX work. For the following 8 years, Ivar was Head of Digital Production and helped design COPRA before becoming a Product Designer for their iPhone/IPad version. Ivar was also a Matchbox Shader Developer, converting GLSL shaders to Matchox. In this way, Ivar shared many useful shaders with the larger Flame community. A great example is his Lightwrap and Depth of Field Matchbox shader.

Mihran Stepanyan (2017)

Mihran Stepanyan is a director, cinematographer and VFX artist from Armenia. Owner and founder of One Man Studio Production, Mihran created several music videos, commercials and feature films as a director, producer, cinematographer and post production supervisor. He is a self-taught Flame artist of about 7 years and has been working in the advertising and entertainment industries for over 17 years.

Duncan Malcolm (2019)

Duncan Malcolm has been working in production and post for over 33 years, the past 20 on Autodesk Flame as his main tool of choice. Duncan works closely with Glassworks’ CG artists to seamlessly blend CG photoreal assets and real world environments for high end commercial clients. Alongside his work in commericals, Duncan has worked closely with the creators of the television series “Black Mirror” on look development and compositing for the award-winning Netflix series, including the critically acclaimed Bandersnatch interactive episode.

Renée Tymn (2021)

Renée Tymn is an accomplished Flame artist and owner of Digital Banshee Inc. During her 25-year career in film and television, Renée has collaborated with top post-production houses and advertising agencies. Her expertise earned her an Emmy, PromaxBDA awards, and credits on several Oscar-winning films. She is a member of the VES and is active in the Logik community. Renée is always looking for ways to elevate women in the industry and enjoys supporting artists through mentorship, portfolio reviews, and presentations.

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