There’s less than two weeks to go before CG Whiz 2011 closes to new entries, so we thought we’d take a look at the entries we’ve so far received for this year’s contest. We’ve had nearly 80 entries already and we’ve been blown away by the level of talent out there.
In the Amateurs Category, there’s an incredible variety of work. There are disturbing sci-fi vignettes, captivating animations, atmospheric interiors and fascinating cityscapes. In particular, we’ve been really impressed with the level of detail in many of these showreels – evidence not just of a high standard of talent, but of dedication, hard work and real passion for CG.
The brand-new Young Pros Category has seen some fantastic entries as well. There’s an amazing variety of talent on show, encompassing the full range of CG and blue screen/composite techniques. Again, it’s extremely impressive to see such imagination, and it’s a testament to the appeal of CG Whiz that many of these showreels include well-known campaigns for household brands – many entrants are already turning out professional work of an incredibly high standard. As always, though, it’s creativity that counts for most, and that too has been much in evidence, with epic landscapes, dystopian scenarios and amusing antics all on show.
Of course, the competition isn’t all over on 12th November – whilst we’ll be closed to entries, voting for the users’ choice award opens on the 14th. This is the first time we’ve opened voting to the public and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think of entrants’ work, and how that compares to the judges’ decisions. The winners of the users’ choice awards win great prizes as well, with online tuition from ourselves and CG society up for grabs. Make sure you visit the CG Whiz Facebook page to vote for your favourite videos on the 14th.
If you think you have what it takes to be a CG Whiz winner, we want to see your showreel posted on the Facebook page before 12th November. Remember, our judges will make their decision based on all aspects of creativity so, if your animation isn’t up to much but you’re a modelling genius, or if you’ve done some world-class animation but you’re not the world’s best renderer, then don’t let that put you off. We want to see the strongest side of your work, so put the final touches on your showreel and submit it now.