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December 1st, 2010, 09:56 AM
Welcome to the voting for VFX404– 28 Days of Rain for Zombie Community!
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who took part in the '28 Days of Rain for Zombie Community' challenge. We've had some fantastic and terrifying submissions that really bring on that dreaded atmosphere from 28 Days later. Enjoy viewing all the entries and then please head to the poll and make your vote.
The submissions thread with all the entries is posted here: http://www.vfxtalk.com/forum/vfx404-28-days-rain-zombie-community-submit-t28011.html, but you can also view each entry via the hyperlinks posted in the poll above.
Please take a good look at the entries and place your votes for your favourite Zombie weather simulation challenge.
Note that when voting you can only select one entry, so make sure you check all the videos out before voting as you will only be able to vote once!
Please leave a message on this thread to let us know why you voted on the entry that you voted for.
Be honest, vote based on the work, the idea and the execution, don't get your friends to join and vote for you...
Once again a big thank you to our amazing challenge sponsors:
Ribbit Films (http://www.ribbitfilms.com/)
December 1st, 2010, 10:51 AM
I have to say it´s been quite hard to pick a favourite this month because the standard of the work was great. I think not using source footage really added something to the challenge and made them all interesting in their own way because the entries were so diverse and imaginative.
After careful consideration I voted for Jingles I particularly love the details like the eerie girl at the side of the road clutching her teddy bear and the music blaring in the car over the thudding of the rain, then the door opening sound which is unique in the US, and finally the leg being dragged away from the car. It gave me the creeps but just enough to want to know more and carry on watching....That´s my kind of film something leaving you wanting more. As I say though really enjoyed all of them great work everyone.
December 2nd, 2010, 01:01 AM
why i voted for the work done by "sankaravfx" team
this work having a neat narration of a good concept.and a strong story telling visuals.and also i like the color tone. good work
December 2nd, 2010, 04:01 AM
wow wish i had know about this earlier, would have been great to have been apart of this. i voted for jclapin, that zombie at the end really freaked me out, lol, nice work everyone
December 2nd, 2010, 11:24 PM
I voted for Sankaravfx because all of their shots had a great sense of depth, great lighting/color and timing/ animation. Each shot seemed well polished and assembled in a way that established their environment. The zombies were integrated very well into the piece. Great work!
December 6th, 2010, 08:40 AM
First off, great entries from everyone, I wish I had of had time this month to enter.
And so (drumroll please...)
Treeloy got my vote for the following reasons:
1. It's the kind of shot that I would have done.
2. I'm not a horror movie fan so the "normality" was scarier I thought.
3. Technically (matchmoving and the keying) I thought it was great.
Maybe it could have been a little darker and some more rain and atmosphere just to give it some of the typical horror feel, but then again the lack of this is what caught my eye.
Again, great entries from everyone.
December 6th, 2010, 10:18 AM
I went for SANKRVFX. I like the overall mood and atmosphere. Also technically one of the stronger ones.
December 7th, 2010, 12:44 AM
i voted for " jingles".other than our work, really we like to apprerciate the work (zombie + rain) and effort taken by jingles is amazing.
December 7th, 2010, 02:40 AM
my vote is with sankaravfx,which has the most well packaged one...rite from the eerie settings, the news clips and matte paintings...but i think everyone has done a gud job here..gud luck guys!!!
December 9th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Nice work from everyone, I enjoyed watching them all.
I voted jclapin because I like the mood set in the piece. It felt like an extract out of a horror movie.
December 9th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Nice work i voted for Samzen i like the overall atmosphere and grading.
I like Sankaravfx entry´s but the static chopper and the overall after effects layer look drop a few points,at least for me.
Imho sometimes less is more
Anyway good job!!!
December 9th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Sankaravfx has tried to say a story with the help of vfx with in the limited period of time and he succeeded in that . thats what I am with Sankaravfx.
December 10th, 2010, 05:43 AM
I voted for Sankaravfx because they have produced a very professional looking clip with great background and colour. Thought has gone into the story telling and real attention paid to the brief. I felt that the rest of the film would be as creepy as the 'trailer'. well done.
December 13th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Great standard of entries guys, found it difficult to choose between everyone but gave my vote to Jingles.... They produced an excellent clip which included all the elements of the challenge.
December 18th, 2010, 09:36 AM
well said "georgeivan (http://www.vfxtalk.com/forum/member.php?u=26547)" atmosphere is fantastic need to take some tips form u for my next project
December 19th, 2010, 05:59 AM
Voted for Jingles. I liked the atmosphere, rain effect and the zombie girl. And I felt for the poor driver... ;]
December 20th, 2010, 08:43 AM
"Sankara VFX "
I could see you have done a pretty nice job overall , But we could have the continuity in terms of colour correction and rain seems to be not merging overall .....
Otherwise .. its very good ....
December 22nd, 2010, 09:48 AM
The voting poll for ‘VFX404 – 28 Days of Rain for Zombie Community’ has now closed!
We enjoyed this challenge immensely and loved seeing all the Zombie work in progress and the incredible and very disturbing final entries - all the films portrayed the grim and desolate atmosphere that we were looking for.
Thank you to everyone for the excellent work and many congratulations to the winners – it was a close run thing! But to confirm the entries are placed as follows:
1st place - Sankaravfx
2nd place - Samzen
3rd place - Jingles
The Judges have been asked to vote for the winner of the judges prize and this will be announced as soon as possible in the New Year.
The leaderboard will be updated in January when the vote for the judges prize is finalised.
The next challenge will be posted in early January, so watch the Challenge forums for news of the VFXChallenges in 2011. New prizes for the New Year will include Apple iPads!
Best Wishes for a great Christmas and a happy New Year!
From Everyone at VFXTalk
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December 22nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks to everyone for ur encouragement.
it was a great learning experience. we learned a lot.
congrats to samzen ,jingles...
sankara, srikanth, damodaran.
December 22nd, 2010, 10:59 AM
hey congrats to all winners.
gud fun doing this....
c u all again next year.
December 24th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Congrats to everyone who competed in this challenge, and I hope everyone enjoyed working on this project as much as I did.
Can't wait till the next one.