A talented graduate from the University
of Wolverhampton has been nominated for an Oscar for his pioneering
visual effects work on a Hollywood film.
Peter Bebb was part of the visual effects team that worked on
the hit film Inception.
The creative team already has a BAFTA under its belt for their
work on the film’s striking effects, and is now hoping to add to
its awards haul with a prestigious Oscar in the visual effects
Peter, originally from Loggerheads in Staffordshire, graduated
with a BA (Hons) Wood, Metals and Plastics (3D Design) from the
University of Wolverhampton in 1996.
The 35-year-old said he thought attending the Oscar ceremony on
Sunday, 27 February 2011 would be a ‘great experience’.
He added: “It feels great and it's a real honour to be
nominated. It's a real testament to all the hard work and effort
the team put in for the show.
“The degree from the University of Wolverhampton introduced me
in to the world of CGI and the endless possibilities it can achieve
- it was the catalyst that started it all.”
After graduating, Peter landed a job as a runner at the Double
Negative studios. Since then, he has worked on a variety of
blockbuster films which are notable for their visual effects,
including Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and
the latest James Bond films.
Released in 2010, Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a
specialised spy who secretly steals valuable commercial information
from his targets while they are dreaming.
Peter’s team worked on some of the film’s most memorable and
iconic scenes, including inner-city Paris folding in on itself and
fight scenes that defied reality.
Inception has also been nominated for eight Oscars, including
one in the visual effects category. The Oscar ceremony takes place
in the US.
The film won three BAFTAs at the ceremony in London on Sunday,
13 February 2011.
Picture: Peter Bebb
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