Welcome back to our monthly Digital Matte Painting challenge presented by CGSociety! Please, follow the provided brief and guidelines. This challenge will be judged by David Luong, Milan Schere and one guest judge, at the end of the month.
All skill levels of artists are welcome in this challenge! Please, respect this if you decide to participate.
Brief: “Pit Stop” is an upcoming R rated feature film directed by Guy Ritchie. Jack Cole, played by Tom Hardy, is an aspiring car race enthusiast currently down on his luck but dreaming of becoming a successful racer in the near future. While waiting for his shot, Jack makes a living running his own little garage, barely squeezing by every month.
Create an establishing shot, based on the provided plate, depicting the main character’s 1 bedroom apartment which he built himself above his garage. It is put together in a sad shabby way, having cut all costs possible, and shows a serious lack of maintenance, plus heavy weathering. You should feel sorry for the dude who has to be sleeping there every night. Make sure to replace the “Mr. Lube” sign with an original “Jack’s Garage” logo of your own creation. Do not cut into any moving elements unless you know how to rotoscope.
The prizes for top 3 placements are:
- A spot in CGWorkshop of choice
- Feedback on your work from David Luong
- An ArtRage Lite licence
- Feedback on your work from Milan Schere
- One 3D World Pro package
- Feedback on your work from our professional guest judge
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Delivery of the prizes is the responsibility of the sponsors, not CGSociety.
Required in this month’s challenge to qualify for the prizes:
0. Download the 1080p HD clip from https://vimeo.com/seemaschere/dmpmc
- A conceptual art piece visualizing your idea of the finished shot at a 2.40:1 aspect ratio
- One image of the finished Matte Painting colour matched to the footage, without any grading
- Your final colour corrected shot embedded as online video at a 2.4 ratio, submitted before 2016
To enter, simply create a new thread in this forum with the DATE of challenge and name such as: “December 2015 - Michael Pangrazio”
Well be judging on creativity and execution in this challenge. Good luck to everyone! Please feel free to ask any questions here.
Tips: Design the adobe properly, add extra touches such as snow gently starting to fall, match the grain/noise, Set the mood with your grade at the end, etc.
As always, you can ask general digital matte painting questions, and post WIP work not pertaining to this challenge in the regular DMP forum here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=196