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Now, for the first time, I’m adding live streams to the Patreon, starting next week.
The first stream will be on: Who will win the VFX Oscar? I’ll be chatting, live, about each contender, and I hope people can join in with comments about which film they think will take out the prize (the nominees are below…).
Here are some more details:
Date and time:
LA: Tuesday, 31 Jan at 1pm
New York/Montreal/Toronto: Tuesday, 31 Jan at 4pm
London: Tuesday, 31 Jan at 9pm
Sydney: Wednesday, 1 February at 8am
Location: Via YouTube. Patreon members (at any level) will have access to the link.
Hope to see you there!
A reminder of the VFX Oscar nominees:
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick
Who do YOU think will win?
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