AS VOTING OPENS FOR RED BULL’S CANIMATION COMPETITION, HELP FIND THE NEXT GENERATION OF BRITISH ANIMATION TALENT
A new nationwide competition RED BULL CANIMATION offers budding animators an opportunity to progress their skills and careers in the field through a series of prizes, including: internships at top animation studios Aardman, The Mill & 12foot6, state of the art animation software and a chance to be featured on Channel Four as well as in cinemas nationwide. Hundreds of student, professional and hobbyist animators have taken inspiration from the Red Bull can and submitted entries across the three specialist categories of CGI, Drawn and Stop Motion animation.
From November 17th, to have your say on which the most inspiring and exciting of these are, simply go to the Canimation website and share your thoughts. Rather than a traditional voting process, each comment, Vimeo ‘like’, view and share will be taken into consideration. After two weeks, these votes will be collated and the resulting Canimation shortlist presented to the project’s panel of esteemed animation experts: James Farrington (The Mill), Merlin Crossingham (Aardman Animations), Dave Anderson (12foot6), Jayne Pilling (British Animation Awards), Tom Tagholm (4Creative), who will select the ultimate winners.
The Student Internship prizes with The Mill, Aardman and 12foot6 will provide invaluable practical experience of working on live briefs surrounded by the most respected experts in their field. The Open Category prizes will enable amateurs to hone their skills on Stop Motion Pro, Digicel Flipbook Pro and Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 equipment, used by experts in the world’s best studios. Winners from each category will also feature in a Red Bull Canimation advert take-over on Channel Four in January 2012.
Prizes will be awarded at the Red Bull Canimation Awards Ceremony at Empire, Leicester Square in London’s West End on 15 December 2011.