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Rookie Awards 2020

The 10th Annual Rookie Awards is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online.

Rookie Awards 2020
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Winners
Rookie of the Year | 3D Animation

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

Winner: Jeremy Schaefer

Jeremy Schaefer - The Box Assassin
This is a short film I completed in my senior of college. I was responsible for everything from storyboards to final rendering. The film is about a pizza delivery boy who finds himself in the middle of a clash between a gangster boss and a legendary assassin which the boy has unknowingly delivered.
Rookie of the Year - Winner

Runner Up: Constantin Vilsmeier

Constantin Vilsmeier - The Art of Constantin Vilsmeier
Hi everyone! My name is Constantin Vilsmeier and I'm a 3D Artist focusing on Modeling and Texturing with an emphasis on stylized characters and environments. I picked some of my latest artworks that I created at Gnomon School of VFX for my demo reel. I hope you like it!
Rookie of the Year - Runner Up

Highly Commended: Shir Baron

Shir Baron - The Train to Qinling
My senior thesis short, I am responsible for all aspects. This film takes the viewer through a magical experience of a Middle-Eastern traveler that gets lost on a train in China with no one else but a Panda! She must learn to communicate with him in order to find the adventure she was looking for in an unexpected way.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Jared Fischler

Jared Fischler - Jared Fischler Student Work 2020
As a student at Gnomon School of VFX I've gotten to explore every area of CG and adopt skills that allow me to create nuanced and narrative-driven work. I hope you enjoy my portfolio!
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Harry Chen

Harry Chen - Signal Lingers
"Signal Lingers" is about a mysterious man trying to revive an abandoned planet and bring back its vibrant nature.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Patrick Yu Wang

Patrick Yu Wang - The Organized Life
"The Organized Life" is a 3D animated short film that presents the relationship between mother and son through the son solving the issue of not being able to control himself from organizing everything in life.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

People's Choice: Rodrigo Chapoy

Rodrigo Chapoy - Bear With Me
Bear With Me is a short film I completed over my senior year at Ringling College of Art + Design. I am responsible for all aspects of the film from pre-production to final rendering. It follows a Polar bear struggle to be with her love as hibernation separates them.
Rookie of the Year - People's Choice

Finalists
Rookie of the Year | 3D Animation

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