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Friday, April 25, 2014

Forget Lupita: This is the First Kenyan To Ever Win An Oscar Award

As everyone refuses to let go of the Lupita's Oscar euphoria, here is a silent genius who's worked with the biggest blockbuster movies and was actually the FIRST Kenyan to win the highly coveted Oscar award.

39 year old Yvonne Muinde currently living in the New Zealand is a fine Arts specialist, Painter, photographer and currently a supervisor at Weta Digital, was a leading member of the team that won record breaking Avatar it's Best Visual Effects award at the 2010 Academy Awards together with British Academy film Award, Best Special Visual Effects 2010, Broadcast Film Critics and the same category, Phoenix Film Critics Society,  and Saturn Awards too in 2009. Yvonne was the lead matte painter for the award winning movie Avatar.
If you thought that was all, then you're wrong, Yvonne has worked with box office hits like;
 2013 Iron Man 3 (digital effects crew: Weta Digital)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (head of matte painting: WETA Digital)
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (matte painting hod: Weta Digital)
 2010 Knight and Day (visual effects: Weta Digital)
 2009 Avatar (department lead matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (lead matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2008 Jumper (visual effects artist: matte painting and concept art, Weta Digital - as Yvonne Muinde)
 2007 The Water Horse (matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2007 30 Days of Night (matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (matte painting and concept art team: Weta Digital)
 2006 Eragon (visual effects: Weta Digital)
 2006 Happy Feet (digital artist)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (digital matte artist: ILM)
Well if you didn't know now you know! You can check out Yvonne's site and get to know more about Her HERE

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