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Animal Logic‘s Eric Whipp Wins Vision Prize for Happy Feet

Stockholm, Sweden – 17th April, 2007 – Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, is delighted to announce that this year‘s Vision Prize goes to Eric Whipp, Head Colorist at Animal Logic in Sydney. Eric was presented with the award due to his work on Academy Award winning feature Happy Feet. Last year‘s winner of the award was also for an Oscar winner and went to Hollywood-based DI facility, iO Film for its use of the Film Master on Crash.

The Vision Prize is presented to exceptional individuals and/or companies who have shown the most creative and innovative use of Digital Vision equipment in the previous year. Happy Feet was a very difficult movie to grade, since the main characters are animated black and white penguins working against a mostly white background. Whipp made extensive use of the Film Master‘s capabilities, including unlimited layers and the ability to directly import animation masks, in his grade, which resulted in a colourful, powerful result that helped George Miller, the film‘s director, tell his story more effectively.

The 2007 Vision Award was presented by Simon Cuff, Digital Vision‘s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are delighted to see Film Master being used at the cutting edge of cinema like this,” he commented. “Eric‘s work on Happy Feet produced some stunning results on-screen, and we are proud to have been able to provide him with the tools that made the film such a memorable experience for audiences worldwide.”

One of the world’s most highly respected digital production companies, Animal Logic produces award-winning design, animation and visual effects solutions for the film, television and advertising industries. The company has a studio in Sydney, Australia and a production office in Los Angeles. Information about Animal Logic is available at


The Digital Vision Film Master can be seen in action at NAB at the Digital Vision booth SL3250.

Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, colour correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to produce and enhance feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company‘s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company‘s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.

Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with two wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California, and Digital Vision UK in London, England. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to

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