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GOTG VOL 2 gets Shot at an Oscar

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 23, 2018, 8:19 AM
This wouldn't normally be anything to mention here. But having worked as a concept artist on "Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2", I am of course quite interested to see if Guardians 2 can snag an Oscar for visual effects. I am always quick to say that few - if any - of the 300 + concept images I sent to Marvel were used in their raw form in the film. However, a good majority of the eye candy on the planet Ego was based on, inspired or influenced by the images I submitted. Particularly the palace design, bedroom area and most of the subterranean scenes.

Other concept artists such as Sam Michlap and Craig Sellars (and many others) were able to take the raw work I sent and create incredible scenes and structures that went far beyond what I could ever have accomplished. Visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend and the VFX companies brought it all to life.

Unfortunately, Hollywood has not been all that supportive of 'superhero' movies in the past (as far as Oscars go), even though in general they bring in some of the highest ever box office revenu. Anyway, it would be sweet to see something I had a bit of influence on receive an Oscar. Just no words... :)

Visit this link for the complete 2018 Oscar nomination list: www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/enterta…

  • Listening to: Fan making clicking noise
  • Reading: Legions of Orion
  • Watching: Still watching Voyager
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: Nacho Cheese Bugles
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:iconcalxtra:
Calxtra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on the nomination Hal! Hope something comes of it :)
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Thank you!
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RattleAndBolt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I hope you guys win. Great job on the nomination!
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Thanks!
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mgroothuis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
If ANY of the eye candy was influenced/inspired by your work Hal then, if they win an Oscar for it, a part of that Oscar is yours! :-D
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
I appreciate that! :)
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kudo's My Good Man!!!
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Thanks buddy!
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are Most Welcome!
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arrog Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Congratulations, man.
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Thanks!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
I found GotG-vol2 one of the most uplifting movies of the last year - loved the 'Baby Groot Dance' sequence! The 'Ego's planet' and 'Core' sections
were just amazing, and I kept thinking to myself; 'my 3D Fractal buddy Hal had a hand in creating this stuff'! Kudos mate, and an Oscar would be
very well deserved for all involved!
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Appreciate it Mark. It was a real blast to work on. I've been watching the movie every couple of weeks myself and there are some emotional things in it. It's a great story...
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bo-dion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
The film was a visual climax to me.
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I was amazed with what they were able to do.
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Len1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it will between either be Guardians or Blade Runner....Thought Blade Runner was disappointing as a whole compared to the first one but the Visuals were amazing and Guardians both fun and Visually Striking...I am GROOT!! Fella 
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
It would be a big kick if it wins, to have been involved with it. I'll be insufferable! lol  We are Groot!
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I have seen Kong and the Guardians. The other films unfortunately not yet.
I think everyone has something special to offer visual effects. But of course I keep my fingers crossed for you.Fingers Crossed For Goodluck Emoticon. 
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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slobo777 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being involved with something that is nominated is pretty cool already!

I wish the film luck as well.
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
It is! Thanks!
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:iconmarijeberting:
marijeberting Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
All the best Hal, cross fingers, you deserve it Nod 
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Many thanks!
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:iconbgai:
BGai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Good luck Hal, that would be great indeed!!:D
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thanks!
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Jpstudios11 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You must be proud
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Proud, humbled, shocked, all of the above. :) Something I never expected to accomplish for sure.
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LaxmiJayaraj Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the best, Hal...you never know...
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thanks very much!
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:iconrozrr:
Rozrr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Remember we knew you before the glitzy life style of Oscars... Lots of luck ...
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
:) I appreciate it! An Oscar connection would be nice, but no matter what happens, it was enough for me just to have been able to contribute to the film. 
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:iconrozrr:
Rozrr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
True humility... I have seen the film... Loved it...
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be awesome indeed :) 
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thanks Patty!
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most welcomed Hal :)
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