Rookie Awards 2022 | 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

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

Winner

Loïc CIAUX

loicciaux

United Kingdom | ArtFX School

At the age of 13, I was fascinated by films and especially by visual effects. I was fascinated by creating something that didn't exist.

Runner Up

Houra Ershad

HouraErshad

Spain | Think Tank Online ( Think tank Training Centre - ONLINE )

Drawing, painting and sculpting have always been my hobbies. But since I got introduced to digital sculpting, It gave me the vision of converting my favorite hobbies to the job I've always wished for.

Highly Commended

Bo-Mi Tak

takbomi

South Korea | SF Film School

After watching Iron Man in high school, I interested in VFX . It was fascinating for me to believe that cartoon characters exist somewhere in the real world through computer graphics. While learning VFX, when I created what I imagined using a 3D program,I felt proud that I couldn't express in words and this experience gave me confidence in my job as a VFX designer.

Highly Commended

Montasser Khalil

MontasserKhalil

Canada | Sheridan College Visual Effects

I am a visual artist fascinated with filmmaking and the VFX industry. I recently completed the Graduate Certificate in VFX and Computer Animation programs at Sheridan College, studying CGI and VFX filmmaking: filming, lighting, compositing, animating, modeling, rigging, and texturing in Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Substance Painter, Zbrush, and Nuke.

Highly Commended

Laura Ludwig

lauraludwig

Canada | PIXL VISN | media arts academy

I always enjoyed watching movies with all kinds of visual effects that made unimaginable things seem real. The moment I saw my first VFX breakdown, I realized that this industry is something real and approachable - so I decided to became a part of it.

Highly Commended

Jonathan TRUONG

jonathantrg

France | VFX-Workshop

I Started 3D as a hobby and then wanted to convert this Passion into a Job

Highly Commended

Pierre Legargeant

pierrelegargeant

France | Supinfocom Rubika

I'm very lucky to be here today - I started to study physics and chemistry, before realizing that I had a lack of passion to succeed. I always loved cinema, so I tried an animation school... And here I am!

Highly Commended

Ruben Brouns

RubenBrouns

Netherlands | Netherlands Film Academy

When my dad brought home Empire Strikes Back and I watched magic unfold before my eyes I was starstruck. From that point on I was obsessed with Star Wars and its effects. Later on, when I realized these effects were actually made by VFX Artists, I knew what path I was going to follow.

People's Choice

Bavly Hanna

bavlyhanna

United States | Gnomon

At a very early age, I admired watching movies and playing video games, and always wondered how they were made. It naturally grabbed my attention since I was a kid to watch the CG and VFX in movies, and always felt like magic.

Honorable Mentions

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

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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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