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Old 01-04-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Smile Topic : Futuristic Resort

*Banner Concept Art was taken from Frederic St-Arnaud (http://www.starno.net).

Hi Everyone,

Here is the Concept Art challenge, titled Futuristic Resort. Following is the task:

The Task : We would like to see a Concept Art image that depicts a futuristic resort; it can be created from uncommon and unusual objects, as seen from the banner image, where spoons were used.

The Rules:

1. Each contestant must create a Work In Progress (WIP) Thread/Topic in this forum, in order to participate in the contest.
2. The Subject of the WIP Thread/Topic must be like this : Futuristic Resort - (your name); for example, if your name is Masahiro Sawada, then you must write, Futuristic Resort - Masahiro Sawada.
3. The width of the WIP Concept Art images must be 750 pixels.
4. The final Concept Art must be atleast 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels in resolution.

Final Entry Thread : A Final Entry Thread will be posted on April 20th, 2014 wherein the contestants will be required to post their final Concept Art entries in 1920 px X 1080 px (minimum) resolution.

Deadline : April 25th, 2014 (11:59 PM - Pacific Standard Time).

The Judges:

FREDERIC ST-ARNAUD : Frederic St-Arnaud is a visual effect artist with 15 years of experience, focusing on high-end photo-realistic Digital Matte-Painting, set extension and concept art in the film industry. St-Arnaud has contributed to many feature films, commercials television and a TV series. His film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man, Mirror Mirror, Immortals, Red Tails, Gulliver's Travels, Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter, Jack the Giant Killer, Terminator Salvation, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Death Race, Babel, Silent Hill, Sin City, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2 & 3, The Golden Compass which won the best visual effects Academy Awards and more...!

Website : http://www.frederic-st-arnaud.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820333

RONN BROWN : Ronn Brown is a veteran digital media educator, art director and Matte-Painting Supervisor, and a member of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Counsel appointed by the State of Florida's Governor in 2011. Also, he is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES), an adjunct faculty for Digital Domain Institute, full time faculty of visual effects and animation at Miami International University of Art & Design, and was the Graduate Director of Computer Arts and Animation at the Academy of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco, CA. Over his 20-year career, Ronn has also held artist and supervisory positions in matte painting and art direction at Sony Pictures Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Rhythm & Hues, Framestore, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and other top studios, working on films including Kung Fu Panda, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Men in Black, The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars : Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and many more...! He holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and is in the Masters of Visual Arts program at the Miami International University of Art & Design.

Website : http://www.axisvfx.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003815

LUBOS GERARDO SURZIN : Lubos Gerardo Surzin is a digital artist, matte-painter, concept artist and art director with over 8 years of experience in the CG industry. He also does traditional landscape oil paintings. The projects in which he has worked on includes Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time, Clash of the Titans, Australia, Alice in Wonderland, Darkest Hour, Hotel Lux, Sucker Punch, Legend of the Guardians, Season of the Witch and many more...! He has also worked on high profile commercial work on Lamborghini and TV series Tin Man, Sindbad and much more...!

Website : http://www.degerardo.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3123878

JORIK DOZY : Jorik Dozy is an international CG Certificate student from the Netherlands. He works as a Digital Matte-Painter at the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). He is also the Founder and the Director of "The Luminarium", an international art collective. Jorik is an alumni of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and was a Matte-Painter at the Gnomon Studios. His feature film credits include "The Avengers", "Mission : Impossible - Ghost Protocol", "Transformers : Dark of the Moon", "Green Lantern", "Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides" and "I Am Number Four". He has also worked on the TV series, "Fringe" as a Concept Artist.

Website : http://www.akajork.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3848724

DAVID EDWARDS : David Edwards is a self taught digital artist with 13 years experience working in feature film and TV with credits that include; Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Ender's Game, Doctor Who and other titles. David currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.

Website : http://davidedwardsme.blogspot.ca

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3068138

Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg (www.imdb.com/name/nm1305224)
Tiberius Viris (www.imdb.com/name/nm3397618)
Landon Bootsma (www.imdb.com/name/nm1629546)
David Luong (www.imdb.com/name/nm2038722)
Steve Jubinville (www.imdb.com/name/nm2732958)
Edward Quintero (www.imdb.com/name/nm1306259)


1st prize = Full Year Subscription
2nd prize = 3 videos of their choice
3rd prize = 1 video of their choice

So, get ready with your pen-tablets and start to build your ideas and concepts for the challenges; will be eagerly waiting to see all your entries!!!

Kaustav Sinha
(Digital Matte-Painter / VFX Artist)


"Let's Paint The World With Peace"

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