This award is to honor outstanding achievement in visual effects in a Student Project. A Student Project is defined as any motion media project that was created by a student or group of students while attending a recognized school and that was completed during the calendar year of 2013.
Videos are not required to be submitted for this category but may be submitted at the option of the submitter. However, student entrants who choose not to submit Before and Afters are required to submit a short written explanation of how the work was created. Do not include the names of the school or of individual students who worked on the project in the written material, or you entry may be disqualified.
Submission Length: 2:00 Max.
Before & Afters Length (if submitting): 1:00 Max.
(Not including the length of slates)
Viewing material Submission Format requirements:
The electronic submission format is DNxHD 36 in a QuickTime wrapper. This should allow submissions to be made in the native aspect ratio of the material as premiered. The required MD5 file will ensure that the material viewed is a precise replica of what was submitted. This submission/encoding format is easy to use, and is compatible with all major computing platforms (PC, MAC, Linux). It has been designed to be practical on all but the slowest of Internet connections.
Viewing material must follow these guidelines:
No exceptions to these requirements.
Broadcast entries should, when possible, be submitted de-interlaced. The VES is not responsible for any artifacting present in video files used for online voting that may be caused by interlaced footage.
Friday, November 22, 2013
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, November 22, 2013, 11:59PM PST
You must upload your viewing materials and optional supplemental written material between November 11 and November 22, 2013
If your project premieres after the November 22 deadline, you must complete a submission form, pay the entry fee by the deadline, and submit a Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the facts concerning the delayed release date. The Awards Committee will consider your petition, and if it is granted, viewing materials must then be submitted at the earliest practicable date, but in no event later than December 23, 2013 except for projects with a release or air date later than December 15
NOTE: Unavailability of personnel to prepare submission materials in time to meet the entry deadline is not a valid reason to be granted a deadline extension
The total entry fee for a Student Project is $45.00 regardless of the number of individuals named on the entry.
Payment must be received by the VES no later than 5 PM PST, November 22, 2013. Entries are not complete and will not be vetted until payment has been made.
The VES recognizes all schools around the world that are accredited or otherwise endorsed by an official educational body. Additionally, the VES recognizes schools that specialize in the teaching of film, television and visual effects. The word “school” is used here to mean any organized institution that has a faculty, teaching facilities, and a program of learning that results in graduation that is recognized by other learning institutions or the earning of certificates attesting to completion of one or more courses.
If you have a question about your school’s eligibility please contact the VES as soon as possible.
Student entrants must provide the name, phone number and email address of an individual who can be contacted during the Christmas-New Year break who is authorized to act in behalf of the entrant(s) in case of problems. It is especially important for entrants to have access to editing and/or dubbing facilities in case a submission needs to be corrected. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of the entry.