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3D Awards Update from Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 | Posted by Chuck Boston

The International 3D Awards Committee is pleased to announce the final list of winners for the 1st Annnual International 3D Awards, proudly sponsored by HP, NVIDIA and Alias|Wavefront. The ceremony was held on the evening of Friday 9th May 2003, at Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark running in conjunction with the 3D Festival 2003. Winners present received the Digital Hero trophy, hand sculpted by Dan Platt.

Feature Film VFX

The award for Best 3D Visual Effects for a Feature Film honors outstanding visual effects production used in a feature film. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, DreamWorks, USA
Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
Stuart Little 2, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
Star Wars Episode II, Industrial Light & Magic, USA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Chamber Sequence, Framestore CFC, UK
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Weta Digital, New Zealand

Winner

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Weta Digital, New Zealand

Television VFX

The award for Best 3D Visual Effects for Television honors outstanding use of 3D visual effects for a television-based production. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Wild Weather for BBC One, The Moving Picture Company, UK
Dinotopia (mini-series), Framestore CFC, UK
The Giant Claw/Land of Giants, Framestore CFC, UK
The Future is Wild, 422 Ltd, UK

Winner

Dinotopia (mini-series), Framestore CFC, UK

Commercials

The award for Best 3D in a Commercial is for outstanding use of 3D in a television or cinema commercial, fully CG or containing key 3D elements. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Levi’s Stampede, The Mill, UK
Nintendo, La Maison, France
Levi’s Odyssey, Framestore CFC, UK
X-Box Mosquito, Framestore CFC, UK
Carl and Ray: Kung Fu, Tippett Studio, USA
Murphy’s Peanut, The Mill, UK

Winner

Carl and Ray: Kung Fu, Tippett Studio, USA

Music Videos

The award for Best 3D in a Music Video is for outstanding use of 3D (composited with live action or fully animated) in a music video. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Nature is Ancient (Bjork), Glassworks Post Productions Ltd., UK

Respire (Mickey 3D), André Bessy, Jerome Combe, Stéphane Hamache, Eric Prebende and Sylvain Tardiveau, France

Miss Lucifer (Primal Scream), The Moving Picture Company, UK

Courage, for Cartoon Network, FilmTecknarna Animation AB, Sweden

Use Yur Imagination, Oddworld Inhabitants, USA

Winner

Nature is Ancient (Bjork), Glassworks Post Productions Ltd., UK

Short Films

The award for Best 3D Short Film honors an outstanding 3D-animated short film with no restrictions on commercial, studio or independent productions. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence, Storytelling and Cinematography.

Nominees

Show & Tell, Kapow Pictures, Australia
The ChubbChubbs, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
Cane Toad, Andrew Silke and David Clayton, Australia
Mike’s New Car, Pixar Animation Studios, USA
Polar Bears ‘Gary’s Fall’, Passion Pictures, UK

Winner

Show & Tell, Kapow Pictures, Australia

Independent Animations

The award for Best Independent 3D Animation honors an outstanding animation or short film produced by independent 3D artists. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence, Storytelling and Cinematography.

Nominees:

Pigly, Philippe Tailliez & Sandrine Auvertin, France
This Wonderful Life, Liam Kemp, UK
Eternal Gaze, Sam Chen, USA
Chain Smoker, Ulf Lundgren, Sweden
Henry’s Garden, Moon Seun and Kevin Geiger, USA

Winner

Eternal Gaze, Sam Chen, USA

Game Cinematics

The award for Best Non-Interactive 3D Game Cinematics honors an outstanding cinematic sequence produced for a game, with no restriction on pre-rendered or in-game-engine sequences. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence and Storytelling.

Nominees

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, Lost Boys Studios for Electronic Arts, Canada
Dead to Rights, Attitude Studio for Namco Hometek, France
Primal, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – Cambridge, UK

Winner

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA

Logos and Idents

The award for Best use of 3D in a Logo or Ident honors outstanding use of 3D in a logo or ident. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

The Presentators: Sounds for Nickelodeon UK, Aardman, UK
Morning Glory 1 for MTV Networks Nordic, FilmTecknarna Animation AB, Sweden
Teletoon, Guru Animation Studio, Canada
Big Brother Stings for E4, The Moving Picture Company, UK
Santa Lights up New York for Radio City Music Hall, Kleiser-Walczak, USA

Winner

The Presentators: Sounds for Nickelodeon UK, Aardman, UK

Technological Innovation Special Award

This award honors the best recent Technological Innovation in the 3D industry. Technologies nominated in this category demonstrate a high degree of technical novelty, quality of commercial and proprietary implementations, novelty and quality of implementations, breadth of applications and impact on recent and current productions.

Nominees

The Terrain Engine Behind Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Sony Online Entertainment, USA
Animanium: An Application for Character Animation with Flexible Inverse Kinematics, The University of Tokyo and Sega Corporation Mirari R&D, Japan
RealFlow: Fluid Dynamics, Next Limit, Spain
FaceGen: Statistical based face generation technology, Singular Inversions, USA
Shave and Haircut: Dynamic hair simulation technology, Joe Alter, USA
NPR1: Non-photorealistic rendering system, Reyes Infografica, Spain

Winner

Animanium: An Application for Character Animation with Flexible Inverse Kinematics, The University of Tokyo and Sega Corporation Mirari R&D, Japan

Industrial Design

The award for Best 3D Industrial Design honors outstanding use of 3D in a design project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Philips MC-i200 Flash product presentation, Annemieke Froger (Philips Design/Communications), Netherlands
AudiPhone, Gabor Vaszkun, Hungary
Z1010, Jeanna Kimbré (Sony Ericsson), Sweden
Philips eXp 431 Flash product presentation, Annemieke Froger (Philips Design/Communications), Netherlands

Winner

Z1010, Jeanna Kimbré (Sony Ericsson), Sweden

Architectural Visualization (Animation)

The award for Best Architectural Visualization (Animation) is for outstanding use of 3D in an animated architectural visualization project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Technical Excellence and Animation.

Nominees

The Edge, Smoothe Ltd., UK
My House, Architecture in Motion, UK
Residential Housing ‘Het Volk’, AniMotionS, Belgium
Bristol City Academy, Blink Image Limited, UK

Winner

My House, Architecture in Motion, UK

Architectural Visualization (Still)

The award for Best Architectural Visualization (Still) is for outstanding use of 3D in still image for an architectural visualization project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

Venezia, Peter Hoffman, Germany
Vertical Village project – bioclimatic tower, Igor Knezevic (Flare Group), USA
My house, Architecture in Motion, UK
Turning Torso, apt. A3, Aaro Designsystem AB, Sweden

Winner

Vertical Village project – bioclimatic tower, Igor Knezevic (Flare Group), USA

Student 3D Animation

The award for Best Student 3D Animation is for a short film produced by an individual or team of students displaying outstanding use of 3D graphics and animation.

Nominees

Bert, Moonsung Lee, USA
On the Sunny Side of the Street, Wilhelm Landt (Hochschule für Künste Bremen), Germany
Dronez, Paul Dreisen, Alexander Hupperich, Manuel Macha, Leif Arne Petersen (German Film School), Germany
Tim Tom, SUPINFOCOM, France
Ritterschlag, Sven Martin, Sebastian Frey, Florian Kraft, Stephan Haase, Oliver Bermes, Tim Weimann, Tom Bracht, Denis Behnke, Sven Dreesbach, Volker Willmann, Oliver Finkelde (Institut of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction), Germany
Le Faux Pli, SUPINFOCOM, France

Winner

Tim Tom, SUPINFOCOM, France

3D Art (Still)

The award for Best 3D Art (Still) is for an image of outstanding artistic nature using a 3D application. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

One Last Time, Steven Stahlberg, Malaysia
Leaving the Fifties, Stephane Belin, France
Trust, Dany Lyon, Switzerland
Savage Warrior, Juan Jose Palomo, Spain

Winner

One Last Time, Steven Stahlberg, Malaysia

About the International 3D Awards
The International 3D Awards honors the achievements of companies and individuals in the 3D computer graphic arts industry. Held annually at the 3D Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, it covers the entire spectrum of the 3D industry from animation and digital effects to gaming, architectural visualization and independent productions. The 3D Awards is a non-profit organisation held by a committee of industry luminaries. www.3dawards.org

CG Channel and our team would like to congratulate all the winners!

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