Rookie Awards 2020 | 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

Charly Amani

charly

Belgium

Since the beginning of my adolescence, I have always loved the world of animation and VFX

Runner Up

Kasita Wonowidjojo

kasita3d

Indonesia | Gnomon School of Visual Effects

I fell in love with the work of Guillermo del Toro in Pan's Labyrinth; the intricacy of the world and creatures within the film ignited a passion within me. I realized I wanted to be a part of a team that brings amazing imaginations to life. It took quite some time and courage to finally leave my previous career as a Marketer and sign up with Gnomon School of Visual Effects to actualize and solidify this dream.

Highly Commended

Jared Fischler

jaredfischler

United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects

I've always loved all forms of visual storytelling. However, it wasn't until college when I got really into behind the scenes motion capture videos and realized how breathtaking and emotional CG can be with today's technology. At that moment I knew CG was the tool I needed to tell my stories.

Highly Commended

Yung Sheng Tseng

seantseng

Taiwan | Vancouver Film School

I am a big fan of Sci-fI movies, When I was a child I liked to create the world I imagine. After I finished studying university in Taiwan, I decided to learn a 3D program and try my best to see how far I can go. Now I realize that this is what I want to do and this is my dream. I want to make it come true.

Highly Commended

Joseph Liu

airoamer

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

I have been doing creative work for many years, as a graphic designer and a fan of drawing. I'm a big fan of games and music and I believe I'm talented in multiple areas. It all started with a try of making a mobile game with one of my friend.. guided by Think Tank Training Centre, I started to be obsessed in 3D art..

Highly Commended

Jonathan Aceituno Fuentes

jonathanaceituno

Spain | Fx Animation

Two years ago I realized that it was time to change my career path, I worked as a graphic designer until then.

Highly Commended

William Medcalf

medcalfw

United Kingdom | University of Hertfordshire

In highschool when I first picked up blender and learned 3d was a viable industry

People's Choice

Khaled Osama Sabry

khaledosama

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

In my graduation year from the faculty of architecture, my passion started to grow more and more about that industry and after finishing my graduation I put my first step in the animation and VFX industry.

Honorable Mentions

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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.

Important Notes

  • Do not submit cartoony assets and elements that is suited to an animated feature film. These should be submitted to the 3D Animation category.
  • Concept Artists should not submit work to this category. There is a dedicated content for this type of work.
  • Character and Environment artists are allowed to submit content to this category. However please make sure it is targeted towards integrating into live action.
  • Share your process. If submitting a final compositing shot, make sure to include a breakdown of how it was created.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single entry page that includes all your best work. Do not create multiple entries with single projects as you will be disqualified.
  • Make sure your work is primarily composed of 3D elements.
  • Put effort into your entry page by including text descriptions, titles, work-in-progress and any include supporting material that you feel will impress the judges.

Judging Criteria

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

How to enter

  1. Read the Rules. Don’t worry, there isn’t too much lawyer talk in there. Quick Link.
  2. Create an Entry using the button below.

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

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