CGSociety announces Kreola After Earth - Digital Matte Painting Challenge
To celebrate the launch of dartiste: Matte Painting 3, CGSociety decided to challenge the worlds matte painters to create a stunning matte based on a plate by Milan Schere (one of the Master Artists from Ballistics latest book). The challenge will run from 12 September to 11 November.
The aim is to bring Milan Schere’s personal project “Kreola After Earth: Phantom Memories” to life. It is a steam-punk science fiction tale, revolving around a human girl on an alien planet who is caught between the lines at the brink of a war. As the external story arch develops, we gradually discover more about Yuki’s past along the way, ultimately placing her into a key position within the upcoming revolution.
Milan has supplied a photo in which artists must create a locked-off establishing matte. Treat the matte painting as clean-plate without animation elements. Convey a feeling of the city extending into infinity. Retain as much from the plate however much you find necessary to communicate the proper look, and improve the overall appearance of the shot by utilizing Matte Painting techniques. Your goal should be a production quality Styleframe still ready to be presented to the director for approval.
Judges include the 3 authors: David Luong (Senior Cinematic Artist at Blizzard Entertainment who has worked on major titles including Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft); Damien Macé (a VES award winner and Emmy nominee who has worked on Game of Thrones, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter) and Milan Schere (a Senior Matte Painter who has worked on Tron: Legacy and Mama). Joining them is Jaime Jasso, who has worked at some of the best studios in the world, like Blur Studio and Industrial Light and Magic. Were honored to have Michael Pangrazio, an award-winning American art director in the feature film industry best known for his matte painting work on Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back. As a traditional and digital matte artist, he created some of the most famous matte paintings in movie history. His best known painting is the Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse interior set-extension at the end of the movie. In 2004 Pangrazio joined Weta Digital in New Zealand as Senior Art Director. He has since supervised such blockbuster installments as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). One of his most recent projects was to re-design the Walt Disney cinematic logo which has played before every Walt Disney picture since 2006.
Prizes include Painter x3 from the main sponsor Corel, dartiste Matte Painting 1, 2 and 3 (including Limited Editions of volume 3), a CGWorkshop and CGTOD Training Packages and CGS CONNECT memberships.
POST ALL WORKS IN PROGRESS IN THIS DMP FORUM! Create a thread with WIP: KREOLA - (Your Name)
For example: “WIP: KREOLA - David Luong”
**At the end of each week (Friday), we’ll be picking the top WIP thread and highlighting that in the social network of CGSociety as well. So great exposure to the masses if you get picked, and congrats in advanced for this ongoing challenge with some awesome work already! **
- Work from the plate kreola.jpg, at least 50% recognizable
- Final submitted resolution will be 1920x1080p, in a standard aspect ratio of 1.78:1 or 2.35:1 in .jpg format at 80% quality
- Potential to be asked for full resolution working mattes and uncompressed .tiff files later for print!
- WIP thread in your own name posted in the Cgtalk.com DMP forum here is REQUIRED…the entry submission button on the Kreola website will be for final entries later on.
We will be monitoring your progress, as well as the occasional feedback. Peer to Peer feedback between everyone is highly recommended! Good luck to all entrants!!
If you have any questions about this CGChallenge, please post them here!