Rookie Awards 2021 | Career Opportunities

Weta Digital

Weta Digital is looking for an Intern to join the modelling team for one month of experience.

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Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.

Winner

Junhyung Lee

JaydenLee

New Zealand | Media Design School

Since I was in elementary school, I have loved making things with my hands, and I find it attractive to create things with my own hands. Also, I always have to have what I want because I am greedy. But sometimes there is something I can't have for any reason, and the advantage of being able to make and keep it in 3D is why I'm doing this.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

samuelgarcia (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
paupujadas (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
reddalu09 (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
victorfrerichs (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
tonyruiz (Draft Selection) View Entry
kylebrand (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
michael (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
gabriellepehlivanides (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
AmishJain (Draft Selection) View Entry
Stoat256 (Draft Selection) View Entry
noemielayre (Draft Selection) View Entry
sergiosr3d (Draft Selection) View Entry
thomassamazan (Draft Selection) View Entry
dgorman (Excellence Award) View Entry
neungman (Draft Selection) View Entry
jessel (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
lorenalarraz (Draft Selection) View Entry
bekichu (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
adrialuchafx (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ramona (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
Laurin (Draft Selection) View Entry
zhanenathangrant (Draft Selection) View Entry
twankbucket (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
aartvibe (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
desireeberte (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
ocampo97 (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
swannvalenza (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
davisencgi (Draft Selection) View Entry
emoti (Draft Selection) View Entry
melinepischedda (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
inmacarrillo (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
ladislaja (Draft Selection) View Entry
mohammeds (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
mingbong (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
samybrutout (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
Marcoask1993 (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
MathiasFry (Draft Selection) View Entry
zhangxiaoyue (Draft Selection) View Entry
juwonlee (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Blaxe (Excellence Award) View Entry
Vladimir (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Winner, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
Seoyoung (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
henrigatard (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielgh (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
obimoz (Draft Selection) View Entry
kevinle0504 (Draft Selection) View Entry
saraescribano (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
funso (Draft Selection) View Entry
lolcoincidence16 (Excellence Award) View Entry
calvincropley (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
soponnoonurat (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
SamuelCarrasco (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

Weta Digital This amazing opportunity is open to aspiring artists who want to be a part of Weta Digital’s Modelling Department. The aim is to help kick start their career, working amongst renowned artists and gaining valuable insight into working life within the VFX industry as a member of the Models department.

The winner will receive feedback from experienced artists on their work, developing their knowledge of the VFX pipeline and will be evolving their skill set on some of the most exciting film projects in production.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single-entry page that includes all your best 3D Modelling projects.
  • Include strong examples of props, hard surface, environments, and character work in your entry alongside any reference used.
  • You can include examples of 3D concept art, but the primary finished assets should be ready for production.
  • We would be keen to see breakdowns of the final model’s topology and UV’s

Eligibility

  • You must be a Modelling Artist.
  • Your work must be primarily 3D based.
  • Must be motivated to work in the Modelling Department on blockbuster feature films.
  • Must be able to complete the internship during the second half of 2021.
  • Must legally be allowed to work in New Zealand. (Working visa not provided).

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for the challenges of production. 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. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

From the Modelling Dept - We are looking for artists with strong technical and creative modelling skills, who can use real world references to create an interesting model that considers functionality and range of motion. You’ll demonstrate skills in hard surface modelling, environment modelling, grooming, wardrobe and Character modelling. We’re keen to see work produced using Maya, Z-Brush, Marvelous designer / Clo, Blender, Houdini, X-Gen and/or Mudbox.

Prize Details

  • Studio Location: Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 4-week duration.
  • No accommodation provided.
  • Fully paid position.

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 ‘Career Opportunities > Weta Digital’ 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.

Need some help? Watch this video demonstration to help make sure you create the best entry possible.

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