This award is to honor the outstanding use of the totality of cinematographic techniques of camera and lighting in mostly or fully CG shots within a Photoreal (i.e., live action) Project. The award recognizes the collaboration among traditional cinematographers and visual effects artists, including previs, lighting, and layout artists. The project itself may be computer-generated or photographed, but the shots being submitted must be mostly or fully CG and appear photographic, and any non-CG elements must have been re-lit or similarly altered. The Before & Afters must focus on the cinematography and may include previs, mocap, layout and lighting.

The Cinematographer for the project should be included in the entry provided he or she contributed significantly to the virtual production for the shots being submitted.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Photoreal Features intended for Theatrical Release; or

A single Episode of a Photoreal, Visual-Effects-Driven Series, Mini-Series, Movie, or Special, intended for Broadcast or Streaming; or

Photoreal Commercials or Commercial Short Films, intended for Theatrical, Broadcast or Streaming; or

Special Venue Projects; or

Video Games or other interactive projects created with a Real-Time Engine

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: open to any significant virtual cinematography contributor

Slot 2: open to any significant virtual cinematography contributor

Slot 3: open to any significant virtual cinematography contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant virtual cinematography 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 footage 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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