This award is to honor the overall performance and technical execution of a single animated character in a Photoreal (i.e., live action) or Animated Episode of a Series, Mini-Series, or Special, or in a Real-Time Project. All entrants must have contributed directly to the performance of the character itself (e.g. voicing, performance capture, animating, rigging, texturing, or lighting, but not environment, compositing or layout). The character may not include live action elements unless they do not significantly affect the performance

The Work to Be Considered and Before & Afters in this category must clearly focus on the single animated character that is being submitted for consideration. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of the entry.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

A single Episode of a Photoreal or Animated Series, Mini-Series, Movie, or Special, intended for Broadcast or Streaming; or Video Games or other interactive projects created with a Real-Time Engine

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: open to any significant animation or modeling contributor

Slot 2: open to any significant animation or modeling contributor

Slot 3: open to any significant animation or modeling contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant animation or modeling contributor

Slot 5: empty

 

HOW MANY ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT?

Multiple entries from the same project are eligible provided the artistic teams are 100% different and the character being submitted is completely different.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

Work to Be Considered Length: 1:30 Max.*

Before & Afters Length: 2:00 Max.*

Optional Supporting Material PDF: 1:00 reading time

Submission format: DNxHD36 (aka DNxHD LB 8-bit) video: 8-bit 1920 x 1080p 23.98 fps, audio: 16-bit 44.1KHz. No exceptions.

*Not including the length of slates

 

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, November 5, 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?

$460. Use vouchers where applicable.

 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Submissions may only be made through this VES Awards website by following the directions below.

 

 

EXCEPTIONS AND PETITIONS

Exceptions to the rules may be requested by petition. The Awards Committee considers all petitions on their merits and may grant them at its sole discretion. Submit petitions by clicking on the “Petition Committee” link on the Submission Form.

 

 

HOW DO I GET SUPPORT?

Questions about these Awards should be directed to awards@visualeffectssociety.com.

Technical questions about submitting should be directed to vesawards@sohonet.com.

 

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