This award is to honor the overall achievement of the special, practical effects within a photoreal motion medium project. Special effects are defined as practical or floor effects that are photographed “live” as opposed to having been created by optical or digital means. This may include practical effects executed on or with models, but not the construction of the models. Design and construction of models are eligible in category 17, Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project. The effects may either stand alone or may subsequently be composited with other visual effects elements to make up a complete visual effects shot. The entrants in this category must be able to demonstrate the development of the effects using ‘Before and Afters.’ To be award-worthy, these effects must demonstrate skill, artistry and ingenuity and add to the storytelling of the project in a significant manner.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Any live action motion media project, including feature motion pictures, broadcast and streaming programs, commercials, games and special venue projects.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: The Practical Effects Supervisor

Slot 2: open to any significant contributor to the Special Effects

Slot 3: open to any significant contributor to the Special Effects

Slot 4: open to any significant contributor to the Special Effects

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: Up to four pages

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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