Here are all our honorable judges,
1. JASON HORLEY (Head of Matte Painting "Framestore", London)
Jason is sponsoring this month's contest for us. Hestarted out as a book Illustrator in 1993, and in 1996 was hired as a Background Painter for Walt Disney Feature Animation.
In 2000 Jason started working as a Matte Painter for Framestore (This was when he started to work digitally, before 2000 he had only worked traditionally). He had been at Framestore since then and is now Head of Matte Painting.
2. ALEX JENYON (Matte Painter and VFX Concept Artist at Cinesite, Europe)
Matte Painter and VFX Concept Artist at Cinesite (Europe)
Freelance Matte Painter / Concept Artist at 'Paintingpractice'
Freelance Matte Painter / Concept Artist at 'Rushes Postproduction'
Freelance Matte Painter / Texture Artist at 'The Mill'
Alex is a digital matte painter and visual development artist, currently working on Disney's 'John Carter or Mars' for Cinesite in London. In the past he worked as a freelancer, producing matte paintings and designs for everything from stop-motion animation to architectural visualisation. Recent credits include: 'Clash of the Titans', 'Prince of Persia', 'Leap Year' and 'The Day of the Triffids'.
3. NICK MARSHALL
Whilst studying for a degree in Digital Visual Effects at the University of Teesside, He produced matte paintings for 'The Hunt for Gollum' and 'Born of Hope', two successful independent films based in the Lord of the Rings universe. After leaving university, Nick started a job at Double Negative, where he has been working for the last 18 months. After a brief stint working on Edar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World', he joined the crew to work as a roto and paint artist on 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I', which was recently completed. Nick is now working on the final Harry Potter installment, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II', due for release in 2011. In spare time he has completed matte painting and compositing work on independent productions such as the recently released 'The Cull'.
4. SHYAM DESHPANDE
Shyam started his art career by working as an Inbetweener at UTV Toons, Mumbai. After working there for few months, he left the job and started working as a full time freelance illustrator and worked for few ad agencies and magazines like Chip, Digit, PC World. He later joined Anirights (Big Animation) as a Color key artist/ Matte painter.
Since one year, he is creating Matte Paintings for 'The Clone Wars' TV show at Lucasfilm Animation, Singapore. In his free time, he keeps himself busy in practicing the Fine Art in Digital as well as Traditional medias.