This award is to honor the overall achievement of a single created environment in a Photoreal (i.e., live action) Feature that best creates an illusion of setting for the story being told. Created environments are defined as either completely artificial environments, or the significant enhancement of an existing practical set or location through the addition of elements not present during photography. The environment may occur more than once in the project and under different conditions, but must be the same environment, created by the exact same team.

This category judges not only the techniques for creating the environment, but also their integration with any practical plate photography. Before & Afters must show the integration of the multiple elements used to create the environment.

All entries must focus on one contiguous environment and be consistent in scope by featuring either breadth or detail, but not both. For example, an entire city or large environment should be shown largely in flyovers and wide shots. Smaller, more intimate environments, such as a forest grove or building interior should be confined to a single setting of the immediate surroundings. This is similar to how a physical set built for shooting during a typical project is used only for a single location such as a house, a street, or a miniature city.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Photoreal Features intended for Theatrical Release

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: open to any significant created environment contributor

Slot 2: open to any significant created environment contributor

Slot 3: open to any significant created environment contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant created environment 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 environment being submitted is completely different.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

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

Before & Afters Length: 1:30 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 4, 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 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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