Ang Lee To Be Honoured By Visual Effects Society

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January 4, 2013 | 2:11pm EST

Brokeback Mountain filmmaker Ang Lee is set to be honoured with a prestigious prize at the Visual Effects Awards in Los Angeles next month.
The director has employed various techniques in a bid to bring his movies to life over the years, making stars appear as if they are sword fighting in mid-air in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and creating a life-like tiger for his new adventure movie Life of Pi.
And now the 58 year old will be feted for all his hard work with the Visionary Award on 5 February.
Executive Jeff Okun says, “(Lee) pushed the envelope of creation of visual effects for telling a story. In our generation, only Star Wars did that.”
The inaugural trophy was handed to Inception moviemaker Christopher Nolan last year.