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Rookie Awards 2021 | Rookie of the Year

Visual Effects

This category is for artists working with assets and elements that are integrated with live-action footage to create photo realistic environments, characters, sets, props, animation and effects that would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film.

Visual Effects
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Winners

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Winner

DONGHAKIM

donghakim

South Korea | SF Film School

I got to know about 3D graphics from the advertising lecture in university. I was asked to research about 3D with a topic and I found out the most important thing is the audience's perspective. A good video makes the audience feel the story as if they are in the video. I find that it is not easy working as a team with different characters and under changing circumstances. However, it is also one of reasons why I want to work in 3D because making even a short video is made with a joint effort.

Runner up

Léo COHEN

leocohen

France | ArtFX School

Have you heard about a movie called "Interstellar" ? That one changed everything for me...

Highly Commended

Seonghyeon Park

ramgstory

South Korea | SF Film School

After graduating from an university, I thought about what I really wanted to do and liked. I wanted to make films with my own hands, which I loved since when I was a kid (I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit series). Among of them, I felt the biggest attraction to VFX that makes imagination to a reality, so I decided to study. You can see my work in more detail. https://www.artstation.com/ramg_story https://www.instagram.com/ramg_story/

Highly Commended

Tomas Sackmann

tomassackmann

United Arab Emirates | Think Tank Training Centre

Since I am a kid I love art and design. In Argentina, I studied Industrial Design and a few years ago I had a colleague who studied at Think Tank Training Center Online and his work was amazing. The quality of his work motivated me to join the school and get into this world.

Highly Commended

Yan Weitlauff

YanWFX

France | ArtFX School

Highly Commended

David Kwahk

davidkwahk

United States | Gnomon

The earliest memories I have are of me hunched over a piece of paper drilling dragons and dinosaurs over every blank inch of white space. Art never registered as a professional path for me until my early twenties. My pursuit of academics was void of passion, and amid what felt like a midlife crisis a friend of mine introduced me to the entertainment industry. It was like I found the missing piece to my puzzle, and when I had my first taste of 3D modeling I knew this was what I was meant to do.

People's Choice

Matej Gorup

coltie12

Croatia | University North

The first time I found out Zbrush was about 5 years ago during my first year of college. It was love on first sight, I immediately bought my own graphic tablet and started the journey. Hours and hours of work followed after. I was really confident about the idea to create all kind of creatures for games and movies, and as you can see now, few years later, I still persist toward my goals!

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Category Brief

This category is for artists working with assets and elements that are integrated with live-action footage to create photo realistic environments, characters, sets, props, animation and effects that would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film.

If you want to work in Visual Effects and are passionate about the prospect of working on big blockbuster live action movies such as Star Wars, Avengers and The Lion King, this is your category. The judges are looking for artists across the full production pipeline from matchmove and rotoscoping, modeling and texturing, lighting and rendering, compositing and more.

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Important Notes

  • Do not submit cartoony assets and elements that are suited to an animated feature film. Please submit your work to the 3D Animation category.
  • Concept Artists should not submit work to this category. Please submit your work to the Concept Art category.
  • Character and Environment artists are allowed to submit content to this category. However please make sure your entry has work that has been created with the objective of integrating into live action.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • Share examples of your work that showcase your related skills to the judging panel.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for employment. They are looking for artists with a passion for this category and have worked hard to hone their skills.

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview and share your best work to impress the judges.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Rookie of the Year > Visual Effects’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

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