Rookie Awards 2019 | Rookie of the Year

Visual Effects

Visual effects involves working with assets and elements that can be integrated with live-action footage and generated imagery to create photo realistic environments, characters, sets, props, animation and effects that would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
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Winners

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

Winner

TomoeMatsushima

tomoe

Japan | Musashino Art University

I realised it when I was university sophomore.

Runner Up

Angela Rico

angelarico

United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Two things happened that made me want to stop thinking about becoming a veterinarian. 1. I watched Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and 2. I played God of War I.

Highly Commended

Denis Krez

deniskrez

Germany | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

With 16 years I had my first contact with VFX. My brother showed me a funny photomontage which one of his friends created as a joke. He put my brothers face on the poster of Terminator 2 - the one with Arnold sitting on the motorcycle. It wasn't just funny - it blew my mind how believable that montage looked. From that day on I picked up every online tutorial I could find and started the long journey of learning to see the world in relation to motion, light, composition and colour.

Highly Commended

Joyce Kambey

joycekambey

Singapore | 3dsense Media School

I was exposed to video games when I was young, and was interested to pursue a career in game industry. However I enrolled into an animation school where I learn more about the film and animation industry. Ever since then I have decided I wanted to do visual effects and pursue a career in film industry.

People's Choice

Laszlo Kalbache

lkalbache

Canada | ArtFx

When I was young and fascinated by VFX in big movies, I was already looking for how to create an effect.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

katrin (Draft Selection) View Entry
lightray (Draft Selection) View Entry
robertmastriano (Draft Selection) View Entry
tommiskell (Draft Selection) View Entry
alextuma (Excellence Award) View Entry
ehumbert (Excellence Award) View Entry
alettagoedman (Draft Selection) View Entry
nicologranese (Excellence Award) View Entry
mckinseyahn0817 (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Draft Selection) View Entry
guillaume (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikahoeft (Draft Selection) View Entry
mipply (Draft Selection) View Entry
suleiman (Draft Selection) View Entry
briannl (Draft Selection) View Entry
mariatsianti (Draft Selection) View Entry
jayati (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidpferrer (Draft Selection) View Entry
mozz (Draft Selection) View Entry
zhengxinghuang (Draft Selection) View Entry
mjbvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
lanvanle (Draft Selection) View Entry
mananrb (Draft Selection) View Entry
anaisketterer (Draft Selection) View Entry
wyl (Excellence Award) View Entry
dmitryyehorov (Excellence Award) View Entry
samybrutout (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
calosanema (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
mariatsianti (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
jansenem (Draft Selection) View Entry
ryooami (Draft Selection) View Entry
fermin (Draft Selection) View Entry
frederickvallee (Excellence Award) View Entry
suswitch (Draft Selection) View Entry
yinfei (Draft Selection) View Entry
anaisketterer (Excellence Award) View Entry
carlkrause (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
lucastebib (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidesasselli (Excellence Award) View Entry
felixbfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
yokmeyer (Draft Selection) View Entry
yamee (Draft Selection) View Entry
dinasalama (Excellence Award) View Entry
maryagoncillo (Draft Selection) View Entry
mpro (Draft Selection) View Entry
fravenier (Excellence Award) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Draft Selection) View Entry
vimeney (Draft Selection) View Entry
viniciusfavero (Rookie of the Year - Runner Up) View Entry
maximerichard (Draft Selection) View Entry
gabriellepehlivanides (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikaelandersson (Draft Selection) View Entry
karinwolf (Draft Selection) View Entry
simonvdhende (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
tracyle (Draft Selection) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Internship - Winner) View Entry
mariuspoersel (Excellence Award) View Entry
reichelsim (Draft Selection) View Entry
annabruendermann (Draft Selection) View Entry
lennartbreede (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucassinewe (Draft Selection) View Entry
justincarlson (Draft Selection) View Entry
elmono17 (Excellence Award) View Entry
kfavarger (Draft Selection) View Entry
iajhy (Excellence Award) View Entry
chojnackichris (Draft Selection) View Entry
neilcolaco (Draft Selection) View Entry
chromaflux (Draft Selection) View Entry
deongeun (Internship - Winner) View Entry
tyler (Draft Selection) View Entry
jannsherrera (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
simonvdhende (Draft Selection) View Entry
vitor (Draft Selection) View Entry
samanthagerhards (Draft Selection) View Entry
clementch (Draft Selection) View Entry
fravenier (Draft Selection) View Entry
stellanjoerdens (Draft Selection) View Entry
francoisbrugalieres (Excellence Award) View Entry
armacostvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
iajhy (Draft Selection) View Entry
victorv2v (Draft Selection) View Entry
cyrielverkuijlen (Draft Selection) View Entry
jakpagan (Excellence Award) View Entry
keiranfroom (Excellence Award) View Entry
isaaczuren (Draft Selection) View Entry
dinasalama (Draft Selection) View Entry
telika (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
mariuspoersel (Draft Selection) View Entry
telika (Draft Selection) View Entry
olivr44 (Draft Selection) View Entry
wrjaravaza (Draft Selection) View Entry
edee (Excellence Award) View Entry
zorodesign (Excellence Award) View Entry
arashhadavii (Draft Selection) View Entry
nicologranese (Draft Selection) View Entry
nivle (Excellence Award) View Entry
elliotthc (Draft Selection) View Entry
freezz (Excellence Award) View Entry
frederickvallee (Draft Selection) View Entry
gcazarine (Excellence Award) View Entry
ludwaar (Draft Selection) View Entry
kseniak (Excellence Award) View Entry
jaimie (Excellence Award) View Entry
elliedtx (Draft Selection) View Entry
conti (Draft Selection) View Entry
melvinostensen (Draft Selection) View Entry
sophietaylor (Draft Selection) View Entry
woo (Draft Selection) View Entry
jerostique (Draft Selection) View Entry
denisshpakov (Draft Selection) View Entry
bradcomjeanart (Draft Selection) View Entry
stagg (Excellence Award) View Entry
kashifahmed (Draft Selection) View Entry
jeangrandgirard (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximerecuyer (Excellence Award) View Entry
asgerlanghoff (Excellence Award) View Entry
mistergozo (Draft Selection) View Entry
seffadjsamy (Film of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
norasakal (Draft Selection) View Entry
yanourt (Draft Selection) View Entry
hillaryhuongvu (Draft Selection) View Entry
thomasongo (Draft Selection) View Entry
harrytp (Excellence Award) View Entry
alec2002 (Excellence Award) View Entry
deongeun (Excellence Award) View Entry
kfavarger (Excellence Award) View Entry
georg (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
luisomar (Excellence Award) View Entry
coltie12 (Draft Selection) View Entry
benjaminfrancois (Draft Selection) View Entry
georgiasaroj (Draft Selection) View Entry
maryagoncillo (Excellence Award) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Excellence Award) View Entry
omar (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
markosussinger (Excellence Award) View Entry
vimeney (Excellence Award) View Entry
coltie12 (Excellence Award) View Entry
jhhvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
carycarygraham (Draft Selection) View Entry
parthshah (Draft Selection) View Entry
darrendoviko (Excellence Award) View Entry
leejiamin (Draft Selection) View Entry
benjaminfrancois (Excellence Award) View Entry
guillaume (Excellence Award) View Entry
seffadjsamy (Excellence Award) View Entry
wyl (Draft Selection) View Entry
davinsaputra (Draft Selection) View Entry
carlkrause (Draft Selection) View Entry
rickmajoor (Draft Selection) View Entry
ryooami (Internship - Winner) View Entry
francoisbrugalieres (Draft Selection) View Entry
vitor (Excellence Award) View Entry
davidpferrer (Excellence Award) View Entry
luisomar (Draft Selection) View Entry
neilcolaco (Excellence Award) View Entry
thirded (Draft Selection) View Entry
mbojanic (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Excellence Award) View Entry
jerostique (Excellence Award) View Entry
juriaanw (Draft Selection) View Entry
shariqanwar022 (Draft Selection) View Entry
hannesfaupel (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Excellence Award) View Entry
vedaprashanth61 (Draft Selection) View Entry
arthurtasquin (Draft Selection) View Entry
yunachenn (Draft Selection) View Entry
isaaczuren (Excellence Award) View Entry
shennamp (Draft Selection) View Entry
jorgeyep95 (Draft Selection) View Entry
timotheemaron (Draft Selection) View Entry
robertvranze (Draft Selection) View Entry
fermin (Excellence Award) View Entry
dmitryyehorov (Draft Selection) View Entry
sherrynpatt (Excellence Award) View Entry
stagg (Draft Selection) View Entry
tiqui (Draft Selection) View Entry
jhihyuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
viniciusfavero (Draft Selection) View Entry
arniharaldsson (Draft Selection) View Entry
ehumbert (Draft Selection) View Entry
aislinnalcaraz (Excellence Award) View Entry
lucastebib (Excellence Award) View Entry
michmich (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Excellence Award) View Entry
jaimie (Draft Selection) View Entry
georg (Draft Selection) View Entry
h20s (Excellence Award) View Entry
preetykraj (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikko (Draft Selection) View Entry
tomhearne (Excellence Award) View Entry
leonieetschel (Excellence Award) View Entry
jjsculpting (Draft Selection) View Entry
yuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikahoeft (Excellence Award) View Entry
tomhearne (Draft Selection) View Entry
rbenavent (Draft Selection) View Entry
florianrigollet (Draft Selection) View Entry
angie (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielkupisinski (Draft Selection) View Entry
stfvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
joergschmidt (Draft Selection) View Entry
lanro (Draft Selection) View Entry
ronroy (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikejonker (Draft Selection) View Entry
muchuanhung (Draft Selection) View Entry
ziyanzhang (Draft Selection) View Entry
michaelrobson (Draft Selection) View Entry
fabriziomeli (Draft Selection) View Entry
ziyanzhang (Excellence Award) View Entry
reneroy (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
rbaxter12 (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Excellence Award) View Entry
jhhvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Draft Selection) View Entry
elliedtx (Excellence Award) View Entry
alextuma (Draft Selection) View Entry
tungwu (Draft Selection) View Entry
nicologranese (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Draft Selection) View Entry
kevinwei (Draft Selection) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Excellence Award) View Entry
seffadjsamy (Draft Selection) View Entry
nicologranese (Excellence Award) View Entry
jannsherrera (Draft Selection) View Entry
jorgeyep95 (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
gpasqual (Draft Selection) View Entry
jerostique (Film of the Year - People's Choice) View Entry
robertlilian (Draft Selection) View Entry
masa (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Draft Selection) View Entry
linarosenowski (Draft Selection) View Entry
laurakar (Draft Selection) View Entry
leocohen (Draft Selection) View Entry
edee (Draft Selection) View Entry
mireiajou (Excellence Award) View Entry
reneroy (Excellence Award) View Entry
davidesonsac (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucassinewe (Excellence Award) View Entry
feliciafelicia (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidmasovitch (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Draft Selection) View Entry
vedaprashanth61 (Excellence Award) View Entry
jakpagan (Draft Selection) View Entry
thirded (Excellence Award) View Entry
haramjung (Draft Selection) View Entry
elysper (Draft Selection) View Entry
josezalez (Draft Selection) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Internship - Winner) View Entry
eduardolechuga (Draft Selection) View Entry
jeangrandgirard (Excellence Award) View Entry
laylaviscu (Excellence Award) View Entry
andreasav (Draft Selection) View Entry
andri (Draft Selection) View Entry
keiranfroom (Draft Selection) View Entry
mireiajou (Draft Selection) View Entry
hannesfaupel (Excellence Award) View Entry
ranganath (Excellence Award) View Entry
elmono17 (Draft Selection) View Entry
martinhumphrey (Draft Selection) View Entry
darrendoviko (Draft Selection) View Entry
viniciusfavero (Excellence Award) View Entry
mananrb (Excellence Award) View Entry
sherrynpatt (Draft Selection) View Entry
seangardner00 (Excellence Award) View Entry
joker3070 (Draft Selection) View Entry
francopizzani (Draft Selection) View Entry
leonieetschel (Draft Selection) View Entry
deongeun (Draft Selection) View Entry
dreamlessye (Draft Selection) View Entry
joseiuit (Draft Selection) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Draft Selection) View Entry
yeyoung (Draft Selection) View Entry
charly (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodrigoavila (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidpferrer (Internship - Winner) View Entry
asgerlanghoff (Draft Selection) View Entry
yinfei (Internship - Winner) View Entry
yamee (Excellence Award) View Entry
joergschmidt (Excellence Award) View Entry
jessegozo (Draft Selection) View Entry
rixh (Draft Selection) View Entry
medcalfw (Draft Selection) View Entry
riccardotinchelli (Draft Selection) View Entry
katelin (Draft Selection) View Entry
wrjaravaza (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
nabiljabour (Draft Selection) View Entry
maxvanleeuwen (Draft Selection) View Entry
akshay (Draft Selection) View Entry
h20s (Draft Selection) View Entry
samybrutout (Draft Selection) View Entry
alfiebogush (Draft Selection) View Entry
francescomatteo (Draft Selection) View Entry
logankehoe (Draft Selection) View Entry
rbaxter12 (Excellence Award) View Entry
heliocarbonell (Draft Selection) View Entry
dmcdesign (Draft Selection) View Entry
sweval (Draft Selection) View Entry
jaeger (Excellence Award) View Entry
mbojanic (Excellence Award) View Entry
timstupak (Draft Selection) View Entry
robinadrb (Draft Selection) View Entry
seangardner00 (Draft Selection) View Entry
markosussinger (Draft Selection) View Entry
thomasongo (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
philippsieben (Draft Selection) View Entry
yisun (Draft Selection) View Entry
dominikhaase (Draft Selection) View Entry
skrikalev (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidesasselli (Draft Selection) View Entry
ranganath (Draft Selection) View Entry
ludwaar (Excellence Award) View Entry
rixh (Excellence Award) View Entry
candy (Draft Selection) View Entry
isaacwatkins (Draft Selection) View Entry
parkdong (Draft Selection) View Entry
johanwidell (Draft Selection) View Entry
trsk (Draft Selection) View Entry
carldrifter (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Internship - Winner) View Entry
artiom3d (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielpaul (Draft Selection) View Entry
alec2002 (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

Entries should include content created for use with live action footage or backplates. The judges want to see artists that understand the level of detail required for assets and elements that are used to create a photorealistic shot.

We understand that not all Visual Effects work uses a live action plate, but the core brief here is that content must be able to be used in a live action film. The goal must be photo real, the goal must be for your contribution to help make the best possible finished result for a live action film. This doesn’t mean you have to show full integration into live action plates, the judges are looking for assets, elements and finished shots that could be used in a live action film.

Rotoscoping, Matchmove, Modellers, Texture & Shading, Riggers, Lighters, Animators, Compositors, Editors, Effects TDs…

Important Notes

  • Combine all your best work into one single entry. Multiple entries with individual projects will not be reviewed.
  • If the end goal for your submitted work isn’t to be used in a live action film or to integrate with plates, this is not the category for you. Please submit work to 3D Animation category.
  • This category is open to matchmove and roto artists. Even though your final work doesn’t show completed shots we want you to share your knowledge of working with live action footage and setting up scenes. This work is just as important as final shots.
  • Character and Environment artists are allowed to submit content to this category. However please make sure it is targeted towards integrating into live action eg: photorealistic assets that can be used in a visual effects film. If your work is cartoony or stylised, please submit to 3D Animation category.
  • Share your process. If submitting a final compositing shot, make sure to include a breakdown of how it was created.
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