"Tippett Studio founder and two-time Oscar winner Phil Tippett will be honored with the George Melies Award for Artistic Excellence at the seventh annual VES Awards on Feb. 21 at the Century Plaza in Century City.
The Visual Effects Society's Melies award honors individuals who have "pioneered a significant and lasting contribution to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry by a way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work."
Tippett, the former head of the creature shop at Industrial Light + Magic, had a hand in creating the stop-motion Imperial Walkers in "The Empire Strikes Back" and the digital dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park." He won the visual effects Oscar for "Jurassic" and a special achievement Oscar for "Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi."'
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.