3D Animator/Filmmaker

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: $600
  • Entries Received: 10

Contest Brief

We are a California based startup specializing in Artificial Intelligence applied to 3D characters to create photorealistic faces that speak and react so well they are indistinguishable from human actors.
We are currently working on creating trailer reels for a feature film utilizing this new technology and are looking for someone who can handle animation of an action adventure style movie.
All assets will be supplied, and the candidate would not be responsible for character animation. They would be required to animate vehicles, environment and camera movements as well as lighting and color correcting and editing to produce a cinema quality film. The contest is a way for us to source raw talent and the winner may be asked to work on the complete trailer reels and possibly the feature film.

This contest is to create an approximately 20 second, photorealistic clip in a cyberpunk alley. Assets can be from anywhere i.e. purchased. The judging will be based on creative use of the content, color, cyberpunk mood, camera work and editing. The most important criteria is, does it look cool and keep your interest.
The film must have more than one camera angle. Good use of depth of field and camera blur for fast moving objects may help realism. Adding a character(s) may add interest and the work will not be judged on the quality of character animation.

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Public Clarification Board

  • freemarkcasty91
    freemarkcasty91
    • 23 hours ago

    This is perfect! I will be using Blender and Unity3d Cinemachine for realtime renders and quick scene setup .

    • 23 hours ago
  • Patrickjoseph03
    Patrickjoseph03
    • 2 days ago

    Hello! please don't stop before, i'm still working on it. Thank you very much

    • 2 days ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 2 days ago

      We realize that a lot of people are finding the contest very late in the process and for that reason have decided to extend it by 2 weeks.

      • 2 days ago
    2. Patrickjoseph03
      Patrickjoseph03
      • 2 days ago

      Thank you so much for extending the contest!!

      • 2 days ago
  • pashachekhurskiy
    pashachekhurskiy
    • 2 days ago

    Hi there, #extended, please. I want to participate but the time is running out, so let me know if there will be any extension. Thanks

    • 2 days ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 2 days ago

      We realize that a lot of people are finding the contest very late in the process and for that reason have decided to extend it by 2 weeks.

      • 2 days ago
    2. pashachekhurskiy
      pashachekhurskiy
      • 2 days ago

      Many thanks, I'm on it.

      • 2 days ago
  • johnlukew
    Contest Holder
    • 2 days ago

    Due to numerous public and private requests, the contest has been extended an additional 2 weeks to allow people to get their projects in. In an attempt to make up for any inconvenience caused, the prize has been increased to $600 and special consideration will be given to people who managed the tight deadline.

    • 2 days ago
  • RAMYFAREHSOLIMAN
    RAMYFAREHSOLIMAN
    • 5 days ago

    can you link a reference mp4 or youtube link ?

    • 5 days ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 2 days ago

      At the 4 minute mark this has an alley in it. Assets like this are fairly easy to come by, but to accomplish the look and feel requires real artistry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyn0cLCMKsM

      • 2 days ago
    2. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 2 days ago

      Keep in mind you don't need characters. It could focus on anything as long as you walked away thinking "That looks like a real location and I wonder what's going to happen?"

      • 2 days ago
  • activemotion3d
    activemotion3d
    • 3 days ago

    Blender is my flavor. This looks cool. So you just want to see the contestant's cinematic eye and compositing skills.

    • 3 days ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 2 days ago

      Essentially, yes. Given the proper assets, can you be the equivalent of the Director of Photography for a completely digital film. A DP for a feature film can work with the gaffer and location manager to set up an stunning shot, but you give them the same assets in Blender or Maya and they don't know where to start. We'd like to find an untapped talent that can do both.

      • 2 days ago
  • MosTafa1Ramadan
    MosTafa1Ramadan
    • 3 days ago

    submitting my entry tomorrow

    • 3 days ago
  • johnlukew
    Contest Holder
    • 1 week ago

    The contest won't be closed early so feel free to take your time until the closing.

    • 1 week ago
  • risnandarphoto
    risnandarphoto
    • 1 week ago

    interesting project.this need world class cinematic trailer with good lighting, cinematic cam movement, environment skills, path movement animation, cinematic color grading, etc , with old school render and highest quality ray tracing 1 week is too short lets say 3 days to prepare all assets, 2 days animating,3 days render and post process but with UE it's quite possible (also 4K res but gonna be a hard time later to deliver huge files). $500 for featured film? #increaseprize

    • 1 week ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Hi Riki, If you think a 20 second clip using premade assets, no characters and rendered in 1080p is a feature film and is beyond your capabilities, then this is definitely not a project you should attempt.

      • 1 week ago
  • arrecife1969
    arrecife1969
    • 1 week ago

    cool contest. any specific software for this?

    • 1 week ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Blender or UE4 are ideal but anything capable of producing a great clip is fine.

      • 1 week ago
  • johnlukew
    Contest Holder
    • 1 week ago

    Good point Mostafa. In light of the rendering involved, we have decided to reduce the required length to 20 seconds. 4k is not a requirement for rendering.

    • 1 week ago
    1. MosTafa1Ramadan
      MosTafa1Ramadan
      • 1 week ago

      Thanks contest holder that will save much time but one more thing please dont close the entry before the time am going to make Excellent video am sure

      • 1 week ago
  • Jozzz
    Jozzz
    • 1 week ago

    Working on it! Please don't close the contest early. Thanks.

    • 1 week ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      We have no plans for closing early. In addition we have lowered the length of the clip to 20 seconds instead of 60 seconds so there would be time to render.

      • 1 week ago
  • AJeyCG
    AJeyCG
    • 1 week ago

    could you specify a story or script?

    • 1 week ago
    1. johnlukew
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Part of the contest is creativity so coming up with an individual backstory for your scene is important. This backstory is not something that needs to be submitted, but might help you to imagine an interesting scene.

      • 1 week ago
  • MosTafa1Ramadan
    MosTafa1Ramadan
    • 1 week ago

    Working ! if it possible to extend for rendering it needs more time

    • 1 week ago

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