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U2 3D recieves VES nomination


Written by: National Geographic
Date: January 27, 2009

In 2008 National Geographic received the award in this same category for its production SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE.


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National Geographic is pleased to announce that U2 3D has received a nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project from the Visual Effects Society of America's 7th Annual VES Awards. In 2008 National Geographic received the award in this same category for its production Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. U2 3D, produced by 3ality Digital and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, premiered in January 2008 as the first-ever live-action digital 3-D film. Marrying innovative digital 3-D imagery and multi-channel surround sound with the excitement of a live U2 concert -- shot in South America during the final leg of their "Vertigo" tour – it creates an immersive theatrical experience unlike any 3-D or concert film that has come before. With what became the largest collection of 3-D camera technology ever used on a single project, the film's production crew joined up with U2's globe-trotting caravan for a month and shot the huge outdoor stadium shows (not seen in North America) at cities in four countries including Mexico City, Mexico; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In addition to this nomination, U2 3D was recognized as Best Musical Film at the Los Premios MTV Latin America Video Music Awards; received the Pioneer Award (Film & Television) from the 2008 3-D Film and Interiactive Film Festival; and Best Film Produced Non-Exclusively for for Giant Screen Theaters from the Giant Screen Cinema Association. The film was the best reviewed concert film of 2008 and the fourth best reviewed film overall according to annual review round-up.

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