Reallusion and Polycount announce the 2016 Game Character Design Contest aimed at all 3D artists, animators and game developers. Participants can enter any animatable, humanoid character to compete against some of the best artists within the 3D animation community. Prizes include the chance to win a share of $4,000 cash along with great 3D hardware, software and content prizes. Leading industry sponsors include PolyCount, Allegorithmic, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Marmoset, HTC Vive and Noitom motion capture.
As MicroFilmmaker explores new media and content creation as it happens, we would be remiss to not shine the light on the Pokemon GO phenomenon, which is taking over the world.
The potential for geocaching storytelling that we’ve been talking about for years may begin to be unleashed for other creatives in the wake of this!
And regardless of how long it lasts, hopefully some of our readers are already grabbing footage and developing a documentary about the Pokeman GO phenomenon.
In fact, we’d like to challenge you to create 5 minute short films on how Pokemon GO is effecting members of your local community–wherever you’re from!
Adorama Unveils NAB Contest: Headlines NAB 2016 with Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and More (Industry Press Release)
New York, NY – April 4th, 2016 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, will be exhibiting at the 2016 NAB Show at booth C7408, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 18th through 21st. Attendees should visit Adorama in Central Hall to speak with experts from the Adorama Pro sales team to learn about and test-drive the newest broadcast and video equipment on the market. All visitors can enter Adorama’s NAB 2016 Great Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize each night of the show.
Sweepstakes prizes include*:
- Monday, 5pm: Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera (a $2,998 value)
- Tuesday, 5pm: DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter (a $1,399 value)
- Wednesday, 5pm: Canon XC10 Ultra High Definition 4K Professional Camcorder (a $1,999 value)
*Must be present to win
(Registration over for 2016) using Adorama’s free guest pass code LV3274.
A New View of People: Reallusion Unveils Character Animation Winners (Industry/Contest Press Release)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2015 – After 3 months of intense participation from members of Polycount and Reallusion’s animator communities, the Game Character Animation Contest has now ended with dozens of awesome entries that made the overall judging process very challenging! Our judges carefully deliberated over each category, and each runner-up, making sure to consider not just the quality of each entry, but their length, effort, working in progress post, and final delivery.
Check out the Contest Winners & Best Of Animation Showreel
Indie Game developers using iClone Animation Pipeline & Unity
Indies are Saving time, Winning awards
and getting Funding for their games.
RGBird Games is a two-person game studio that achieved Steam Greenlight in less than 9 days for their game, Mute. RGBird uses iClone for 3D character design and animation.
Pixel Ripped is a game created in Unity for the Oculus Rift and has achieved funding based on their wildly popular prototype.
About Reallusion Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leadingedge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms. Reallusion’s pioneering storytelling technology excelling at character animation, facial morphing and voice lip sync allows fast creation of interactive avatars for 3D real-time filmmaking and previsualization for professional postproduction. Their powerful yet easy-to-use tools make character animation accessible to both Mac and PC users of all skill levels. Reallusion’s development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. http://www.reallusion.com/
May 20, 2015 – International charity MMBF Trust has announced scholarships for students at UK’s leading drama school Mountview Academy which will be open for 2015 applicants.
Announcing the scholarships a spokesperson for MMBF said:
‘We are pleased to be working with Mountview to support talent in the Haringey area and also on a more national scale. We hope with the development of our scholarships we will be able to reach more drama students and creative talent and help them fulfill their dreams.’
Announcing the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Award 2013
Calling all film makers – amateur, professional, aspiring or established – anywhere in the world! Create a powerful and popular short film or video based on the works of our featured author and win…
$700 plus seven free downloads from lukeandreski.com
$200 plus three free downloads from lukeandreski.com
$100 plus two free downloads from lukeandreski.com
Luke Andreski is the controversial author of To The Bridge, Hunch and Now We Are Green*.
Candidates for the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Award 2013 are invited to meet the challenge of creating videos, suitable for upload onto YouTube, based on Luke Andreski’s works. Submissions must reflect, extrapolate, express or represent the selected work in ways that are engaging, insightful, powerful or enduring.
The competition runs from 9 a.m. GMT March 4 2013 to 12 p.m. GMT December 31 2013.
Long-listed submissions will be loaded onto the competition’s Youtube channel.
The shortlist will be announced on January 10 2014 and the winners announced on January 31.