And the winners of CG Whiz 2011 are… !
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The winners of Escape Studios' annual CG Whiz competition to
uncover future stars of the CG industry were announced last night
at an exclusive event hosted by Escape. We were delighted to
be able to offer the winner of the Amateurs category a 12 week work
placement here at The Mill as part of the prize package, which also
included a VFX classroom course at Escape.
Out of over 200 entrants, Daniel Danielson was named the winner of
the Amateurs category and will be taking up his placement at our
London studio next year. The panel of judges, which included
Tom Bussell, our Head of 3D, praised his reel for being 2very
non-cliché, demonstrating different aspects of the vfx pipeline and
utilising a wide variety of skills. Daniel shows a huge amount of
potential, which we are all very excited about."
Kim Shaun Seong-Young claimed the runner's up prize in the
Amateurs category for the film entitled, 'Ballet of
In the Young Professionals category, for artists with professional
credits with less than three years in the industry, Yunsung Cho from the US was
awarded first prize.
Winners of the Users Choice awards, as voted for by over 4000
users on Facebook, were Jorge Barros from Portugal in the Amateurs
category, with Amila
Kumarasinghe from Sri Lanka taking the same honour in the Young
Commenting on the high standard of this year's entrants, Tom said:
"We're delighted to have been involved in CG Whiz for the third
year running. Once again, we were stunned at all the great
amateur CG talent out there and are pleased to be able to offer
opportunities to Daniel and to help him build a career as a
Huge congratulations to all of this year's winners!
To view the full gallery of entrants visit Escape Studios' Facebook page.