Oscar Win for Catz Alum

Oscar Win for Catz Alum

Tim Webber (1984, Physics) has received an Oscar for his work on the film Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Tim was the Visual Effects Supervisor on the film, which took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects among others. The film won 7 Oscars in total, including Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) and Best Cinematographer (Emmanuel Lubezki).

Tim Webber, who collected the award alongside CG Supervisor Chris Lawrence, Animation Supervisor David Shirk and Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould, said:

'On behalf of all of all of us, thank you to the Academy in a year with such amazing visual effects. Visual effects and filmmaking is all about the team and there’re far too many to thank properly, but I’d like to mention David Heyman, Nikki Penny, Emmanual Lubezki, all of the shooting crew, Rising Sun Pictures, and the incredible team at Framestore.'

Tim also recently received a Bafta for Special Visual Effects for his work on Gravity. The film was nominated for 11 Baftas in total, and also won awards for Best Director , Best Cinematography , Outstanding British Film, Best Original Music and Best Sound.

The film has been widely praised for its visual effects, which were created in London by Tim and his talented team at British visual effects company Framestore. Tim joined Framestore in 1988 and has worked on a wide range of films including the Emmy-winning Gulliver’s Travels (1996) and Children of Men (2006). You can read more about the groundbreaking techniques used to create the images in Gravity here.