If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
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Computer Graphics Student Awards - 2011. Accepting submissions now.
Sydney, March 23, 2011 - CgCoach.com is proud to announce that the Computer Graphics Student Awards is now accepting submissions for 2011. The Computer Graphics Student Awards is an annual event which showcases and rewards excellence in computer graphics for students and recent graduates. Qualified students are encouraged to submit their Demo Reel to our judging panel and compete for prizes and internships at the world's leading production studios.
As always, we've made a number of improvements to the awards. The biggest improvement is that the event is now open to all students and recent graduates from around the world. We have also split the event into three clear categories: Student of the Year, Studio Internships, School of the Year. All entries are automatically entered into the Student of the Year category, but it's now elective to be in the running for one of our 18 professional internships in the Studio Internship category.
This year the list of sponsors is even more impressive with contributions from Pixologic, Stash Magazine, The Foundry, Side Effects Software, Corel, Luxology, Workstation Specialists, Pilgway, Smith Micro, 3D Artist Magazine, 3D World Magazine, and Digital Tutors. Leading VFX companies Double Negative, Prime Focus, MPC, Pixomondo, Image Engine and Fuel VFX are also offering 18 professional internships throughout Europe, Canada, India, Singapore, and Australia.
There will be 10 finalists selected for the Student of the Year category. 1 Runner-Up and 1 Winner will be selected from these finalists. All winners will share in over $50,000USD worth of hardware, software and subscriptions. There will be 42 Finalists and 18 Winners for the Studio Internship category. The deadline for submissions is 3rd June, 2011. Finalists will be announced 15th June, 2011 with the Winners announced 29th June, 2011.
Full details can be found here: http://www.cgcoach.com/cgsa
“We've been amazed by the quality of our interns we picked up from CgCoach.com through last years Computer Graphics Student Awards. During their internships they gained the respect of our senior crew members and made a tremendous contribution to the lighting, fx, rigging, modelling and texturing of all our current movies.” said Karl Wickens, Co Head of 3D Double Negative.
"This opportunity changed my life and after winning (Excellence in Rigging) last year I now find myself rigging on major blockbuster movies...a dream come true!" said Elliot Stammers.
"Winning (Excellence in Modeling) not only got me an internship, it ended up getting me a full-time position at Double Negative. It has been a huge boost for my career and I now feel more confident with my skills.” said Dzung Phung Dinh.
CgCoach.com is an online community aimed at helping aspiring digital artists improve their skills and connect with industry professionals from the worlds leading studios. Our Coaching Teams consists of artists from studios such as Double Negative, Moving Picture Company, Framestore, Pixar Animation, Sony Imageworks, Dreamworks, Animal Logic, WETA Digital and many more. Currently, our online presence is divided into two distinct websites - Feedback and Collaboration Services.
The Feedback website is a social community that allows digital artists to upload their artwork, animation, demo reel, and receive valuable feedback from the community of over 2000 members. The goal here is to not only provide valuable advice and direction, but to help showcase rising talent, provide regular industry focused articles, advertise job opportunities and moderate discussions.
The Collaboration Services website (coming soon) is where our dedicated Coaching Pods take advantage of the amazing tools offered by our partner Conceptshare (http://www.conceptshare.com). Inside these Coaching Pods we offer School Collaboration services where we team up with student's and mentor them while they complete final year projects. This way, the student's not only get an industry based perspective on their work, but can start communicating directly with the people that will most probably be reviewing their job applications and eventually working alongside. We also have private Coaching Pods where individuals can collaborate and gain direct access and support from our team of industry professionals.
10 days remaining
This is the final call for entries into the Computer Graphics Student Awards!
With over 18 Internships spread over 5 countries you'd be crazy to miss out on this opportunity.
Strong competition, but chance of prize even stronger
We have heard from a number of members who feel intimidated by the level of skill shown by some of the student submissions.
Submissions click here.
The good news is that since our Internship prizes are spread throughout the world, you are only competing with local talent eg: Canada vs Canada, Singapore vs Singapore... not Canada vs India.
Internships clisk here.
Hopefully this should encourage a few of you to showcase your work to the community and potentially change your life! Just think, in a few months you could be working at one of the top studios in your local city.
Student of the Year
For those students competing for the coveted title of Student of the Year, good luck. The competition is fierce this year, but with 10 days remaining you are still in for a chance to qualify as a Top 10 finalist.
Prizes click here.
Just think what you could do with a share of the $50K worth of hardware, software and magazine subscriptions offered by our sponsors.
Good luck to everyone!
Congratulations to everyone who entered the Computer Graphics Student Awards.
The entries this year were absolutely amazing and we were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of skills. We received over 150 demo reels by students from all corners of the globe and our judging panel now has the very difficult task of selecting the winners.
Visit these following links to find out who the finalists are:
Student of the Year - Finalists
Internship - Australia Finalists
Internship - Canada Finalists
Internship - Europe Finalists
Internship - India Finalists
Internship - Singapore Finalists
Computer Graphics Student Awards 2011 - Winners Announced
Follow the link below to see who the winners are.
Congratulations to everyone who entered.
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