Visual Effects Branch Membership Requirements
From Academy Bylaws:
Article III, Section 1. Membership shall be by invitation of the Board of Governors. Invitations to active membership shall be limited to those persons employed by motion picture producing companies, or credited with screen achievements, or who have otherwise achieved distinction in their respective fields of endeavor within the industry and who, in the opinion of the Board, are qualified for membership.
To be considered for invitation to Academy membership in the Visual Effects Branch an individual must:
(a) have been actively engaged for the past 8 years in the production of Visual Effects for theatrical motion pictures in a key creative position such as: Visual Effects Supervisor; Mechanical/Special Effects Supervisor/Coordinator; Creature/Character Effects Supervisor; Visual Effects Director of Photography; Visual Effects Design Supervisor; Model Effects Supervisor; Digital Effects Supervisor; Matte Painting Supervisor; Visual Effects Animation Supervisor; Special Technology Supervisor; or Effects Compositing Supervisor,
(b) have been nominated for an Academy Award in the Visual Effects category,
(c) have been in the Visual Effects field for 4 years and have achieved such special distinction that it is the unanimous judgment of the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee that membership should be extended.
For sponsored candidates, the proposal must be accompanied by letters from both of the sponsoring members.
- Costume Designers
- Film Editors
- Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
- Public Relations
- Short Films and Feature Animation
- Visual Effects