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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2021 Board of Directors Officers

22/01/2021

Visual Effects Society Announces its 2021 Board of Directors Officers

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Lisa Cooke has been elected Board Chair, and is the first woman to lead the global organization.

data-src=https://gcs.creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/21225547/Lisa-Cooke600.jpg alt= class=lazyload wp-image-2401617/>Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's global professional honorary society, announced its 2021 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2021 Board meeting. The officers include Lisa Cooke, who was elected Board Chair, and is the first woman to hold this role in the Society's history. The five officers embody the global makeup up the Society, coming from Sections in the United States, New Zealand and London.

The Society is proud to have exceptional leadership represented on our Executive Committee, said Eric Roth, VES Executive Director. This is a group of impassioned and venerated professionals with a vision for the Society's future, especially amidst this time of dynamic change. We appreciate their commitment to serve our organization and our members worldwide.

It is my great honor and privilege to Chair this society of exceptional artists and innovators, said Lisa Cooke, VES Chair. I'm proud to be the first woman in this role, and I'm committed to lifting up our future leaders, so that I'm not the last. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to support our members during these challenging times and advance the work to propel the Society and the industry forward.

The 2021 Officers of the VES Board of Directors are:

Chair: Lisa Cooke

1st Vice Chair: Emma Clifton Perry

2nd Vice Chair: David H. Tanaka

Treasurer: Jeffrey A. Okun, VES

Secretary: Gavin Graham

Lisa Cooke, Chair

Lisa Cooke has spent several decades in the entertainment industry as an animation/FX industry producer, story consultant, screenwriter and actor. Firmly believing that effective science communication is vital to our world, she founded Green Ray Media, and for the last ten-plus years, has been producing animation and VFX to create scientific, medical and environmental media for a broad audience.

Cooke has worked for entertainment clients including Lucasfilm, Fox, Nickelodeon Films, ABC, CBS, Paramount and Universal and in the VFX and animation industry for companies including Pixar, Glasgow-based Digital Animations Group and Tippett Studio. As Senior Producer at Reardon Studios, she helped bring MOVA Contour Reality Capture to the film industry.

Cooke has also taught story structure at the SF Academy of Art, JFK University and Ex'pression College, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. She served six years on the VES Bay Area Board of Managers Executive Committee and as Chair, before joining the VES Board of Directors, where she serves as Chair of the Archive Committee. In 2019 she held the position of 2nd Vice Chair and served as 1st Vice Chair in 2020. She is honored to Chair the Visual Effects Society in 2021.

Emma Clifton Perry, 1st Vice Chair

Emma Clifton Perry has more than 15 years experience across feature films, longform/TV series, commercials and advertising.

Clifton Perry offers a truly global perspective, having lived everywhere from Saudi Arabia to Canada. She has worked both in-house with FOX and at VFX facilities worldwide including WETA Digital, Framestore, MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, DrD, Method Studios and The Mill, amongst others, working both as an artist and in leadership roles. She is currently based in Wellington, New Zealand, providing remote compositing and VFX consulting/lecturing services worldwide. She studied at the NCCA, Bournemouth University, UK.

This is Clifton Perry's second consecutive term on the Executive Committee, serving as 2nd Vice Chair in 2020. Clifton Perry has served for four consecutive years on the Board of Directors and eight cumulative years on the New Zealand Board of Managers. She was the 2nd ever New Zealand Section Chair, serving as Chair for three years and a year as secretary/treasurer.

David H. Tanaka, 2nd Vice Chair

David H. Tanaka has worked in visual effects and animation for over 25 years. For 15 years he served at Industrial Light & Magic in VFX Editorial on such films as Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, and Star Wars. He went on to work on Cars, Ratatouille, WALL E, UP, and Toy Story 3 as a Special Projects Editor at Pixar Animation Studios over the next 10 years.

In 2015, in addition to his freelance editing for studios, corporations and private clientele, Tanaka served as Editor, VFX Supervisor, Post-Production Supervisor and Co-Executive Producer on the independent feature film Guitar Man (currently in festival run and garnering awards for Best Editing and Best Picture). Tanaka is also an Adjunct Professor for the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, specializing in Editing, Producing and Cinema History.

David H. Tanaka has been a proud member of the Visual Effects Society for close to two decades. He served three terms as the VES Bay Area Section Chair, and one term as Co-Chair. Now in his third term on the VES Board of Directors, he has collaborated on projects ranging from educational outreach and VFX workplace code of conduct standards, to special VFX artist tributes and establishing best editorial practices for the VES Archives Committee.

Jeffrey A. Okun, VES Treasurer

Jeffrey A. Okun, VES, is known for creating organic' and invisible effects, as well as spect
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