Topic : The Carnival

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Topic : The Carnival

Postby kaustavsinha » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:19 pm

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*Banner Matte-Painting was taken from Holli Alvarado (http://www.halvaradoart.com).

Hi Everyone,

Here is the tenth challenge, titled The Carnival. Following is the task:

The Task : We would like to see a Matte-Painting image that depicts a carnival scene.

The Rules:

1. Each contestant must create a Work In Progress (WIP) Thread/Topic in this forum, in order to participate in the contest.
2. The Subject of the WIP Thread/Topic must be like this : The Carnival - (your name); for example, if your name is Masahiro Sawada, then you must write, The Carnival - Masahiro Sawada.
3. The width of the WIP Matte-Painting images must be 750 pixels.
4. The final Matte-Painting must be atleast 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels in resolution.

Final Entry Thread : A Final Entry Thread will be posted on April 10th, 2014 wherein the contestants will be required to post their final Digital Matte-Painting entries in 1920 px X 1080 px (minimum) resolution.

Deadline : April 17th, 2014 (11:59 PM - Pacific Standard Time).

The Judges:

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FREDERIC ST-ARNAUD : Frederic St-Arnaud is a visual effect artist with 15 years of experience, focusing on high-end photo-realistic Digital Matte-Painting, set extension and concept art in the film industry. St-Arnaud has contributed to many feature films, commercials television and a TV series. His film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man, Mirror Mirror, Immortals, Red Tails, Gulliver's Travels, Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter, Jack the Giant Killer, Terminator Salvation, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Death Race, Babel, Silent Hill, Sin City, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2 & 3, The Golden Compass which won the best visual effects Academy Awards and more...!

Website : http://www.frederic-st-arnaud.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820333

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DAVID B. MATTINGLY : David Burroughs Mattingly worked at the Walt Disney Studios, ultimately becoming head of the matte department. He worked on "The Black Hole", "Tron", "Dick Tracy", Stephen King's "The Stand" and most recently "I, Robot" for Weta Digital in New Zealand. David teaches Digital Matte-Painting at two of New York Cities finest arts schools, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. Along with his work as a Matte-Artist and teacher, David is well known for the over 1000 science-fiction book covers he has produced! He has also written the first-ever how-to book on Digital Matte-Painting, known as "The Digital Matte Painting Handbook".

Website : http://www.davidmattingly.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0560319

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RONN BROWN : Ronn Brown is a veteran digital media educator, art director and Matte-Painting Supervisor, and a member of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Counsel appointed by the State of Florida's Governor in 2011. Also, he is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES), an adjunct faculty for Digital Domain Institute, full time faculty of visual effects and animation at Miami International University of Art & Design, and was the Graduate Director of Computer Arts and Animation at the Academy of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco, CA. Over his 20-year career, Ronn has also held artist and supervisory positions in matte painting and art direction at Sony Pictures Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Rhythm & Hues, Framestore, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and other top studios, working on films including Kung Fu Panda, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Men in Black, The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars : Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and many more...! He holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and is in the Masters of Visual Arts program at the Miami International University of Art & Design.

Website : http://www.axisvfx.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003815

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ALP ALTINER : Alp Altiner's career as an artist has led him to work at such pre-eminent companies such as Todd McFarlane, Image Comics, Top Cow Productions, Marvel, DC Comics, Digital Domain, Morgan Creek, Illusion Arts, Hydraulx and Engine Room. Alp is currently a freelance visual effects and visual development artist specializing in concept art, matte painting and 3D modeling, texturing and lighting work for film, television and video games. Alp Altiner’s work is seen in Hollywood feature films such as the 'Immortals', 'Dragonball : Evolution', 'Speed Racer', 'Fantastic 4 : Rise of the Silver Surfer', '300', 'Superman Returns', 'X-Men : The Last Stand', 'The Last Airbender', ‘The Exorcist', ‘Van Helsing', ‘The Day After Tomorrow', ‘The Notebook', a NASCAR TV Spot, Crystal Geiser, a Tori Amos music video and ‘BloodRayne II'. Alp Altiner is a featured author in Ballistic Publishing’s latest tutorial book title d’artiste : Matte Painting; d’artiste : Matte Painting is the authoritative book dedicated to showcasing and teaching the skills behind the art of Digital Matte-Painting. Leading Hollywood Matte-Painters Alp Altiner, Dylan Cole and Chris Stoski bring readers through the Matte-Painting techniques used to create breathtaking, photo-realistic sets and backdrops for film, television and video games.

Website : http://www.alpaltiner.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2238596

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LUBOS GERARDO SURZIN : Lubos Gerardo Surzin is a digital artist, matte-painter, concept artist and art director with over 8 years of experience in the CG industry. He also does traditional landscape oil paintings. The projects in which he has worked on includes Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time, Clash of the Titans, Australia, Alice in Wonderland, Darkest Hour, Hotel Lux, Sucker Punch, Legend of the Guardians, Season of the Witch and many more...! He has also worked on high profile commercial work on Lamborghini and TV series Tin Man, Sindbad and much more...!

Website : http://www.degerardo.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3123878

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JORIK DOZY : Jorik Dozy is an international CG Certificate student from the Netherlands. He works as a Digital Matte-Painter at the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). He is also the Founder and the Director of "The Luminarium", an international art collective. Jorik is an alumni of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and was a Matte-Painter at the Gnomon Studios. His feature film credits include "The Avengers", "Mission : Impossible - Ghost Protocol", "Transformers : Dark of the Moon", "Green Lantern", "Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides" and "I Am Number Four". He has also worked on the TV series, "Fringe" as a Concept Artist.

Website : http://www.akajork.com

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3848724

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DAVID EDWARDS : David Edwards is a self taught digital artist with 13 years experience working in feature film and TV with credits that include; Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Ender's Game, Doctor Who and other titles. David currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.

Website : http://davidedwardsme.blogspot.ca

IMDb Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3068138

So, get ready with your pen-tablets and start to build your ideas and concepts for the challenges; will be eagerly waiting to see all your entries!!! :)

Thanks,
Kaustav
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby mc_242 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:07 pm

I'm new here, but I'm soo up for this challenge, sounds great! :D
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby CordobezWeee » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:51 am

Great!!! Thanks for this challenge!

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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby JamirBlanco » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:40 am

Hello everyone. This is my first time in the forums...just wanted to introduce myself and give a shout out to the judges for putting this all together and also my friend James for introducing me to the monthly DMP challenges here! Looking forward to learning and seeing everyone's work. Cheers ;)
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby kaustavsinha » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:46 pm

A warm welcome to the forums, Jamir & mc_242! :) I hope, you will enjoy your stay here!
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby kaustavsinha » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:49 pm

You are most welcome, CordobezWeee! :) Can't wait to see your entry!
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby CordobezWeee » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:54 am

a shame that more people do not have participated !! :/
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby haraldschipper » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:08 pm

I think Carnival is not an easy topic.
I'm a little late to the game now, but I coudn't think of anything good to make for a matte.

Last time I did a challenge was a few years back, but I want to brush up my matte-skills, so I'll let go of this challenge but I'll be sure to pick up the next one.

Looking forward to see the results here..
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby kaustavsinha » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:13 pm

haraldschipper wrote:I want to brush up my matte-skills, so I'll let go of this challenge but I'll be sure to pick up the next one.

Looking forward to see the results here..


Can't wait to see your entry in the next challenge! :)
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Re: Topic : The Carnival

Postby haraldschipper » Sun May 04, 2014 2:11 pm

I liked the entries, very well done. Congrats to the winner!

Can't wait to see your entry in the next challenge! :)


Back from a vacation, so I'm all good to go for the next challenge. Curious about the topic.
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