Two Clemson University alumni have been honored for their work on the Disney hit film “Frozen.”

Disney FX artists honored recently by the Visual Effects Society include (from left to right), Dong Joo Byun, Eric W. Araujo, Tim Molinder, and Clemson DPA alumnus, Marc Bryant.

Disney FX artists honored recently by the Visual Effects Society include (from left to right), Dong Joo Byun, Eric W. Araujo, Tim Molinder, and Clemson DPA alumnus, Marc Bryant.
Image Credit: Visual Effects Society, Rene Macura

Marc Bryant is a graduate of the Digital Arts Program, and Jay Steele received his Ph.D. in computer science.

Bryant was part of an animation team that recently received a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for its work on the movie. VES awards recognize the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honor the artists who created them.

 Bryant and his team were singled out for outstanding FX and simulation animation in an animated feature motion picture. They were chosen to represent all of the Disney FX artists responsible for the “Elsa’s Blizzard” sequence.

 School of Computing interim director Robert Geist said, “Clemson’s Digital Production Arts graduates continue to be recognized for their technical and artistic contributions.  We are very proud of Marc’s work.”

 “Frozen” won best animated feature film at the Academy Awards on March 2.

Jay Steele was credited in the animated movie "Frozen," which won an Academy Award.

Jay Steele was credited in the animated movie “Frozen,” which won an Academy Award.

Steele was credited in the movie in the area of animation technology. He is currently a senior software engineer at Walt Disney

Animation Studios in Los Angeles.

 Steele earned his bachelor of science in computer science at Duke University in 2001, then his Ph.D. in computer science in 2009 under the supervision of Geist.

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