BU graduate Anders Langlands has been nominated for ‘ best visual effects for his work on the film ‘The Batman’ along with Russel Earl, Dan Lemmon and Dominic Tuohy.
Anders, who graduated from Bournemouth University in 2003 is a visual effects supervisor
This would be Anders’ third time being nominated for an Oscar and he’s hoping this year to add to success of previous graduates who have been nominated for Oscars and two who have won an Oscar.
His previous nominations come from the work he has done the the films Mulan and The Martian.
Professor Paula Callus is a professor in Computer animation and she expressed how proud she is of this major achievement and what it means for the university.
“Its a huge achievement for Anders and hopefully he will bring it home”.
The visual effects industry is quite big so it’s not just an individual but its the whole teams of people that are involved. Its often the case BU graduated are part of these teams.
Professor Callus explained its been good to see BU graduates succeed and she hopes the current animation students follow in the footsteps of Anders and hopefully being up for Oscar nominations.
“What sets our students apart is coming into an environment where there exposed to different disciplines and it makes them very dexterous in their thinking and good with problem solving”.
As the visual effects supervisor Anders has been praised for his part particularly in the chase scene in ‘ The Batman’ where the sequence was all done with practical effects and digital work.
The digital effects involved using the LED volume which is a space to have Led walls, floors and ceilings.
Professor Callus spoke highly about progress in graduates as BU has good relations with people in the industry.
“Im confident with our graduates who have a great reputation and work ethic which makes them employable”.
The lead up to the Oscars on the 13th March is now underway with the nominations being announced yesterday. Anders Langland will hope to win the third Oscar by a BU graduate.