Red Bull is very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural RED BULL CANIMATION competition.
Over a period of six weeks, 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. The public had their say about the participants’ work through an innovative voting process, which saw each entry interaction, whether it be a comment, Vimeo ‘like’, view or share was taken into consideration and used to create the finalists shortlist.
The ultimate winners have since been chosen from this list by Final selection of the winners by 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).
The creative contest 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.
The winners were announced at the Red Bull Canimation Awards Ceremony, hosted by film critic Alex Zane last night at the Empire, Leicester Square in London’s West End.
RED BULL CANIMATION 2011 – WINNERS:
CGI, Open: Paul Barlow vimeo.com/32150228
CGI, Student: Scott Waddington vimeo.com/32087852
Drawn, Open: Chloe Rodham vimeo.com/31844634
Drawn, Student: Marc Moynihan vimeo.com/31856894
Stop Motion, Open: Chris Butcher vimeo.com/32105591
Stop Motion, Student: Ben Hennesy vimeo.com/32179301