Adobe Video and 3D Technologies Featured by 2023 Oscar Nominees

Adobe Video and 3D Technologies Featured by 2023 Oscar Nominees


San Jose, CA—Ten Oscar-nominated films utilized Adobe video and 3D technologies to bring their stories to life. They included three Oscar-nominated documentaries and box-office hits: Everything Everywhere All at Once, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Top Gun: Maverick.

Filmmakers used Adobe Creative Cloud applications—Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and—to edit, create as well as collaborate. Moreover, they used Adobe Substance 3D to produce photo- and hyperrealistic 3D objects and effects.

“We’re proud to empower Oscar-nominated filmmakers to bring the world’s greatest stories to life with the leading platform of creative applications and services in Adobe Creative Cloud and the Substance 3D collection,” said Ashley Still, senior vice president, Creative Cloud at Adobe.

“Adobe continues pushing the boundaries of innovation to unlock the future of filmmaking, empowering our customers to create in new mediums and collaborate in new ways, from anywhere.”

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Today’s filmmaking teams need tools that facilitate creative collaboration while delivering quality content to multiple stakeholders, including directors, producers and studio executives. Adobe’s Creative Cloud and Substance 3D help equip filmmakers with the creative control to meet those demands.

Adobe Video and 3D Technologies and Oscar 2023

Outstanding storytellers behind this year’s frontrunning films trusted Adobe tools to power their projects. Editor Paul Rogers and his team at Parallax Post relied on Premiere Pro, After Effects and to bring Everything Everywhere All at Once to life. Notably, the film earned 11 nominations, including Best Film Editing and Best Picture.

“Premiere Pro is wonderful. I couldn’t imagine cutting in any other program,” said Rogers. “Combined with, the whole workflow was very intuitive. I was able to focus on the film, not the tools.”

Furthermore, Top Gun: Maverick film UI designer Jayse Hansen turned to Adobe After Effects and Illustrator. He used them to supplement the practical interior shots of various aircrafts. He designed and animated the realistic cockpit, speed and command center displays with the apps. Moreover, the film earned six nominations, including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture.

In addition, Adobe Creative Cloud and were also important tools for the postproduction team of Fire of Love, the National Geographic Documentary Films feature. It earned a Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award at Sundance as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film.

What’s more, Digital Domain’s lead texture artist Sarah Cosmi and her team used Substance 3D tools to polish the visuals in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. That film earned five nominations, including Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Design.

“To create the climactic battle of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Digital Domain built two complete digi-double armies, multiple superpowered combatants and digital environments from scratch, and it all begins with the textures,” said Cosmi.

“My team and I relied on Adobe Substance 3D as part of our integrated workflow to create every detail from the battleship to the oceans and more, which helped us deliver an amazing experience for audiences around the world.”

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Additionally, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Adobe with a Scientific Technical Award for Substance 3D Designer’s contributions in visual effects and animation.

This is Adobe’s third Scientific and Engineering Award. After Effects and Photoshop also received recognition for their impacts on motion design and digital painting in 2018.