All judging will be performed internally by the jury. First and foremost, submitted works will be judged on the strength of their emotive and narrative elements, with technical excellence as secondary criteria. Participating artists must demonstrate clarity of thought and emotion in their finished images.
Panel of Judges
Dhimant Vyas is a veteran Animation Film Designer, he has worked as a creative director at Zynga games India. He has worked on famous Shaun the sheep series two, Creature Comforts USA and Purple & Brown with multiple Academy Award winning Animation Studio - Aardman Animation Ltd U.K. His previous work includes the title animation sequence for the highly acclaimed Hindi feature film 'Taare Zameen Par', which was directed by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. He has worked with brands like BBC, UNICEF, FCB ULKA, Zee TV, MTV, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, to name just a few. His work for Taare Zameen Par, Happy Planet, Cute Bunny, Y-snore, MTV promos and his photography have won him several national and international awards. He has a vast experience in creating animation using various techniques like Stop Motion, 2D Classical, Cut Out, Material, Sand, Pixilation and Flash.
Siju Thomas [thomasphoenix]
Siju Thomas is a Director and Creative Director with 15 plus years Experience and with 12 plus years as an Animation Director. He has delivered many shows/Content 3d&2d for clients around the world including Pablo the Red Fox, BAFTA Award winning children's series in 2000, Jasper the penguin and several others.He was the Animation Director and Head of Studio of Millimages France's Chennai Studio Millitoon Animation's PVT. LTD from 1998 to 2003.
He has Created/Written and collaborated on several new I.P., Created Concept and Character Art for several upcoming properties.Published Graphic Novel "Dock Walloper" collaborating with Well Known Comic Book Writer Jimmy Palmiotti and Actor Edward Burns.Designed Digital Maquettes For Several upcoming show like Technicolors Pete and Pickles and Atomic Puppet.Siju was Animation Director and Workflow Mentor for Back at the Barnyard Tv Series for Paprikaas Interactive Services.He has Trained more than 500 Animators across various Studios He has worked in. He also actively engages with the Student and Artist community through forums like CGSociety and CGTantra.He has done live Shows on Digi Sculpture and Concept Art across India. He has Taught several high end courses in Sculpting, Concept art and Painting in the International School FXPHD.
Siju Creates Concept Art working with Photoshop, Corel Painter, Zbrush, Mudbox and Sketchbook-Pro on his favorite Cintiq.He has set up custom High-Efficiency 3d Animation/Character pipelines several times. He is hands on in 2D & 3D Animation, He is an expert with High-End Character Animation workflow with a Digicel Flipbook-pro and Maya combination. He is a Strong Digital and Real Sculptor.He also sets up Character's with Muscle Simulation,Cartoon Character Rigs,Does Rig Designs based on proximity and complexity. He has a good working knowledge of Cinematography and Editing.
Siju has done(drawn) A few thousand Anatomy & Motion studies.He is Self taught in C and Mel and can find effective script based solutions for tricky Animation & Character setup problems.
Vivek Ram [hells angel]
Vivek began his career 11 years ago as a freelancer dabbling in all the various segments of 3d animation. He has worked with Rhythm and Hues as a Senior Digital Artist for a few years before moving on to the Dreamworks Dedicated Unit as a Modeling Lead, where he wore multiple hats and moved between many departments during his tenure. 2009 saw him getting back to freelancing where he worked as an independent animation consultant, again playing the role of VFX Supervisor, Designer or Art Director on both feature and game projects for a variety of studios and production houses. As of 2011, he is back in Dreamworks as a Layout Artist, having recently finished work on Madagascar 3 and is now leading the layout team on the Dragons TV show.
Vivek is no stranger to CGTantra where many of his artworks have hit the front page in the past and he has also helped in moderating the forums and conducting workshops with them .People here would be more famiiar with his online handle "hells angel"
Prem Moraes has been in the M&E field for more than 20 years. Currently he handles the technical side of Autodesk M&E Software products. In his earlier roles, he has been an active user of various software products, an Editor, a Technical head of Graphics, a pipeline consultant and a short film producer. He is also one of the very few Autodesk Certified Evaluators in India.
Harsh Borah [harshcg]
Currently working as Senior Artist at Lucasfilm Singapore on an animated feature, Harsh brings 10 years of varied experience of Character Modeling, Texturing and various asset building projects to bear in his work using Mudbox. Work at EA Blackbox Canada, RedTribe Games and Chroma Media behind him, Harsh is ready with Mudbox, a huge drive and talent. Website