Quebecer Pierre Jasmin, who has worked in the field of visual effects in California for more than 20 years, will receive an award Thursday at the 72e Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony.
This gala which takes place on the sidelines of the evening of the Emmy Awards (the high mass of American television) rewards each year the craftsmen or the companies which stand out by their innovation in the technological field of the diffusion. Pierre Jasmin will receive this prestigious award on behalf of his company, RE: Vision Effects, which he co-founded in 1998.
“Usually this gala is a big party in Los Angeles with the tuxedos and all the kit. But this year, because of the pandemic, the ceremony will be virtual, ”explains the Quebecer in an interview with Newspaper.
San Francisco-based RE: Vision Effects specializes in the development of software that is used in particular for the creation of visual effects in television and movies. “As I often joke, we make invisible visual effects! », Launches Pierre Jasmin, laughing.
It won’t be the first time that Pierre Jasmin’s company has stood out in Hollywood. In 2006, the work of RE: Vision Effects was recognized by another renowned organization, the Academy Awards.
“It’s the same academy that awards the Oscars, but the technical prize it gave us is not considered an Oscar,” said the Quebecer. We actually received a plaque and not a statuette. But it’s still quite an honor! “
Before founding RE: Vision Effects, Pierre Jasmin studied in several visual effects studios, including Hybride, in Quebec. He moved to California in 1997 to work on the special effects for the film Beyond our dreams, which won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. He’s been living there ever since.
“It’s crazy how much this industry has evolved over the past 25 years,” he observes. When I was a student in the 1980s, it was hard to find computers powerful enough to do this kind of work. The world has changed a lot since that time! “
The 72e Engineering Emmy Awards are presented Thursday at 8 p.m. on Emmys.com