3D Artist
Oct
13

EXTENDED: Win over £10,000 worth of software

News & Features
by
Steve Holmes

Enter our BFX competition now and be in with a chance of winning The Foundry’s Production Collective, Houdini, V-Ray and more!

EXTENDED: Win over £10,000 worth of software

This competition is now running until 17.00 (GMT) on 27 October!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Bournemouth University‘s NCCA and some awesome software partners to put together an incredible competition for you. The prizes are as follows:

1st prize –
Professional/Graduate

1 x Houdini Base
1 x Commercial V-Ray
1 x RealFlow
1 x The Foundry Production Collective (MODO, MARI, NUKE) – Commercial licence
1 x Maxwell Render

2nd prize –
Professional/Graduate

1 x RealFlow
1 x Commercial V-Ray
1 x 6 months access to ftrack for up to 10 users

1st prize –
Student/Hobbyist

1 x Academic V-Ray
1 x The Foundry Production Collective (MODO, MARI, NUKE) – Student licence
1 x Maxwell Render

2nd prize –
Student/Hobbyist

1 x Academic V-Ray
1 x 6 months access to ftrack for up to 10 users

To be in with a chance of winning our fab prizes, choose one of the short, highlighted scripted scenes detailed below and produce a fully rendered and lit scene that creatively interprets the emotion and drama of the narrative.

The two scripts were chosen by two great charities, The Anthony Nolan Trust and Dyslexia Action, as part of this year’s BFX Competition, which is being supported by Kingston Smith.

Your visuals will need to be supported by a short written treatment of around 250 words that is both creative and technical – it should clearly explain your methodology and choice of software platforms as well as describing your creative intentions.

This amazing competition has been split into two distinct categories: Students/Hobbyists and Professionals/Graduates, with a first-place and second-place prize for each category. To enter this incredible competition, send your final hi-res image to 3dartist@imagine-publishing.co.uk via WeTransfer.com, and a separate accompanying email detailing your name, image title and whether you are a Student/Hobbyist or Professional/Graduate. Make sure you use the naming convention: Image Name (Category) – for example high_res.jpg (Graduate)

Closing date – 27 October 2015

EXTENDED: Win over £10,000 worth of software

The Scripts

‘Pageturner – A love letter to Literacy’
chosen by Dyslexia Action

Written by Simon Schneider

INT. DYSTOPIAN RAMSHACKLE
LIBRARY. DAY.

A young GIRL in tattered clothes enters a library, everything is in ruins.

She’s watched from the shadows.

She turns down one aisle and shuffles through it cautiously.

SNAP, books jump out with jagged page-teeth. She dodges and manoeuvres away from them.

Backed into a corner, the books surround her, snapping like piranhas. The girl grabs a nearby stapler, shooting staples at the books that leap. Mid-flight they get flung back.

Just before the girl is overwhelmed she notices two glowing eyes from the darkness, she’s awash with fear.

CLICK CLICK. The stapler is out and the figure in the darkness pounces.

Cowering, the girl closes her eyes.

INT. ORDINARY PUBLIC LIBRARY. DAY.

When she opens them, she’s met with a sympathetic librarian. The librarian lends her a hand to help her up.

Sitting at a table, the girl is helped by the librarian in reading a book.

SUPERIMPOSE: Dyslexia Action is devoted to changing the lives of people with dyslexia.

‘Saved by the Cell’
chosen by Anthony Nolan

Written by John Thornton

EXT. EMPTY WHITE SPACE. DAY.
Pop. TOM, a simple lad, appears.

VOICE OVER
This is TOM. Say hello TOM.

TOM has a little gulp and does an awkward, little wave.

VOICE OVER
(cont’d)
This is what Tom thinks stem cell donation
is like.

Darkness. Big, muscly DR VAMPIRE crashes in – Tom screams. Dr V’s fangs are two huge syringes – Tom screams louder.

Dr Vampire ties him up whilst reading a book called 50 Shades – Tom screams loudest.

VOICE OVER
(cont’d)
Pretty scary, huh? But that’s not what it’s like. Silly Tom.

Lights up. Dr Vampire chuckles, ruffling Tom’s hair.

VOICE OVER
(cont’d)
It’s mostly just lying in bed.

Tom raises his hand excitedly, pointing at himself.

VOICE OVER
(cont’d)
Yes Tom, even you can do that.

Pop. Dr Vampire’s gone. In bed, Tom floats through rainbows with a TV.

VOICE OVER
By donating stem cells, Tom’s giving something very special. Better than an Xbox! Tom’s giving someone hope. Well done Tom.

A patient and doctor float next to Tom. He gives them a thumbs up. With small smiles, they thumbs up back. Anthony Nolan logo, details appear on screen:

VOICE OVER
To find out how you can be a hero like Tom visit anthonynolan.org

Some extremely attractive NURSES swoon over Tom in his bed.

VOICE OVER
Pffft, no, the nurses won’t be like that.

Sorry Tom.

Pop. The nurses disappear. Tom looks glum.

Terms and conditions


Imagine Publishing and its partners have the right to substitute the prize for a similar item of equal or higher value. Employees of Imagine Publishing, Bournemouth University, their relatives or any agents are not eligible to enter. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. From time to time, Imagine Publishing or its agents may send you related material or special offers. If you do not want to receive this, please state so in an email to 3dartist@imagine-publishing.co.uk. All entrants agree to participate in any promotion related to this competition. The competition closes on 27 October 2015.

  • visualjunky

    Does the competition is open to all artists from all over the world?

  • stephen.holmes

    Hi there,

    Yes it is, feel free to enter!