EMPIRE magazine lists 19 significant innovations in cinema including the Steadicam, Dykstraflex rig, Dinosaurs, talking animals, Bullet time, and coming in at number 13 (my lucky number) FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN gets a shout out for being the first full motion captured feature film. It's truly humbling to be recognized for my contributions as the first motion capture director for a feature film among the highest echelons of VFX in feature film. I'm working on creating the same impact in the interactive entertainment industry.
"As Sandra Bullock and George Clooney battled malfunctioning technology miles above the Earth, we got to thinking about other game-changing moments in special effects history, the films that did things in a new and innovative way. Here are our choices for the most significant moments between Star Wars and Gravity."
Congratulations to John Dykstra for Lifetime Achievement Award from VES