VFXTalk.com, the leading visual effects and computer graphics community, is pleased to announce the return of the popular VFXChallenge Series. Now into its fourth season the competition is co-sponsored by Sputnik7.com and returns on a grander scale with some incredible prizes.
Throughout the course of 2010, VFXTalk will host a series of ten challenges to be focused on the theme of popular VFX films. The challenges allow independent film and digital artists to showcase their talents and put their skills to the test. The VFXChallenges provide an initiative to stretch artistic skills and encourage an environment for learning and collaboration. The top ten submissions every month are to be chosen by the VFXTalk community, and the winners will be selected by a panel of industry professionals.
About the Challenges
Each challenge has a specific focus and is geared towards particular skills and special effects. VFXTalk will supply video footage for use as the basis of each challenge, and participants will have 30 days to create entries in the form of 30 second HD video clips. The first challenge, Star Trek Soldier of Fortune, is based around a storyline spinoff from the latest in the Star Trek franchise. Entrants are challenged to create an imaginary scene set in a snow blizzard on the mythical ice planet Delta Vega.
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The Grand Prize
The coveted grand prize, awarded to the winner of the series, is sponsored by Sputnik7, Eyeon and The Foundry! It consists of an Apple Mac Pro workstation loaded with the latest complete versions of both Eyeon Fusion and The Foundry’s Nuke software packages!
The 1st Place winner of each monthly VFX challenge will be taking home a hot Intel based Mac Mini! This fantastic prize has been sponsored by the cool people at online independent film site Sputnik7. They will also receive a Taskwise Small Business account, use this innovative software to easily create and share projects and information between a team of up to 10 people.
The 2nd place runner up will receive a subscription to the Eyeon SWAT program and a free copy of SWAT Edition of Fusion! eyeon's new SWAT Membership program offers SWAT members the opportunity to learn Fusion in several different ways from introductory to advanced online training resources and webinars, extensive facility training, 3-day to 6-week courses, SWAT authorized curriculums, including universities and colleges and One-on-one seminars. Members also have access to great SWAT Edition pricing and upgrade models!
The Third place prize is sponsored by CMIvfx, the leading provider of technological training for visual effects artists! You will take home your choice of one CMIvfx training video, take advantage of greate online visual effects training to hone your skills! You can also buy training videos from their site during the challenge at a added discount using the VFX401 promo code!
The SponsorsJudges Prize: The challenges now featre a judges prize that will be awarded to the entry that has the most advanced and seamless usage of visual effects. The judges prize is sponsored by Ribbit Films and consists of a Ribbit Films video compilation worth thousands of dollars!
The VFXChallenges are supported by our very generous sponsors; without their help we would not be able to offer such fantastic prizes. These companies have been incredibly supportive of VFXTalk.com and we are extremely grateful to them for their continued involvement in the VFXChallenge Series.
Ribbit Films, the industry leader in pre-keyed green screen stock footage. The Ribbit Films library features sports, business and lifestyle footage for use in broadcast, 3D or web design projects. www.ribbitfilms.com
eyeon, a global leader in compositing and digital creation technology and offers a worldwide distribution channel that services film, broadcast and multimedia professionals. www.eyeonline.com
The Foundry, a world leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post production. www.thefoundry.co.uk
cmiVFX, the leading provider of technological training for visual effects artists. The cmiVFX training library includes over 60 individual courses providing thousands of real world demonstrations and projects. www.cmivfx.com
Silversoft is the creator of Taskwise, a dynamic task management solution that lets you share your tasks and lists with your colleagues, helping you to stay on top of what's important so you can deliver on time. www.taskwise.com
Sputnik7 is an online, independent film site that is dedicated to showcasing broadband content for today’s digital media marketplace. Sputnik7 is home to some of the industry’s leading independent film producers, digital artists and post production facilities and is leveraging the power of its community to redefine the film and television industries as they embrace the digital world. www.sputnik7.com.
VFXTalk is a popular open online community dedicated to digital compositing, 3D Animation and visual effects. The site hosts industry leading forums, monitored by professionals, which are a source of vital information for anyone working within the world of computer graphics.
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