Rookie Awards 2019 | Rookie of the Year
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.
On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.
Japan | Musashino Art University
I realised it when I was university sophomore.
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.
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.
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.
Canada | ArtFx
When I was young and fascinated by VFX in big movies, I was already looking for how to create an effect.
The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.