The unexpected can delight or shock. It can be exciting or frightening. It's often funny. It's never boring!
Adelaide, South Australia (PRWEB) December 21, 2007
The CGSociety is proud to present the winners of our 21st CGChallenge -- 'Strange Behavior'. The topic for this challenge was described as: 'Strange Behavior' -- "The unexpected can delight or shock. It can be exciting or frightening. It's often funny. It's never boring!" The global CG community responded with enthusiasm and have generated some of the most imaginative and entertaining work we have ever seen.
"The CGChallenges have always been the largest competitions of their kind in the world," said Mark Snoswell, President of the CGSociety. "We dramatically expanded the scope and prize pool in the Strange Behavior challenge with over US$90,000 in prizes for 15 winning entries in 12 categories."
In this challenge Animation and Short Film were added to Illustration as major categories with Master and Excellence awards in each. An additional 9 special categories were also introduced to recognize a wide range of skills: Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Cinematography, Matte Painting, Compositing & Editing and Screen Play adaption.
Animation Master: "Spaced Out"
by Martin Sen
Animation Excellence: "Polkarella"
by Zubuyer Kaolin
Illustration Master: "5 o`clock, somewhere at the orcish border"
by Mathias Kollros
Illustration Excellence: "Carrot Run"
by Bobby Chiu
Short Film Master: "Atoms and Pixels"
by Taino Soba, Adrian Zamora, Michael Vafeas, Meng-Han Ho
Short Film Excellence: "Vacant"
by Jacob Luamanuvae, Stephen Richard Hutt, Bryce Fredrik Johansen, Tim Gilmore, Grant Stephen Percival, Daniel Patrick Meighan, Mathew Luke de Ruiter, Rebecca Cole, Kieran Rea Thawley, Robert John Gordon, Jack Tema, Daniel Gregory Nunns, Aidan Gillies, Ka Ho Wong, Alexia Gonzalez, Daniel Lynch, Darwin Go
Best Cinematography: "Atoms and Pixels"
Best Visual Effects: "Atoms and Pixels"
Best Texturing: "Pursuit of Perfection"
Best Lighting: "Devils Jackpot"
Dariusz Sebastian Burdon
Best Compositing/editing: "A New Evolution"
Best Art Direction: "The Cat"
Best Screen Plan Adaption: "Vacant"
Best Modeling: "Mister Shity the Wonderlover"
Jürgen Johannes Jäckel
Best Matte Painting: "Strange Ambition"
The Strange Behavior Challenge was sponsored by BOXX Technologies, NVIDIA, Autodesk, Softimage, Pixologic, Luxology, e-on Software, Maxon, REALVIZ, Corel, Stash, Gnomon Workshop, MudBox, and Ballistic Publishing.
For additional details and information on the rules, please go to Strange Behavior
About the CG Society:
The CG Society is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGSociety supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art. The CGSociety, along with its sister organisation Ballistic Publishing, is a division of Ballistic Media.
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