VFX Autodesk, FICCI, AnimationXpress.com announce "Smoke Artist" Award -

Autodesk, FICCI, AnimationXpress.com announce “Smoke Artist” Award

In a first initiative of its kind, Autodesk and FICCI, partnering with AnimationXpress.com have announced Smoke Artist of the Year Award for the users of Autodesk’s Smoke.

Smoke is an editing and finishing solution (system) that provides the best in creative editorial tools, visual effects capabilities, image quality and system performance.

Sheraz Hasan Marketing Manager Autodesk M&E division for India commented, “We are organizing this award to associate with the industry to recognize the contribution of Smoke as a solution in the media and entertainment space and also to provide a platform for recognition and acceptance of Smoke Users”

Categories for the Award include Most Outstanding Broadcast Promo, Most Outstanding Film Trailer, Most outstanding Ad Commercial and Smoke Artist of the Year.

Contestants will be judged on several criteria and from level of difficulty in project chosen, creativity and ability of the contestant. The jury includes key people from the post production, broadcast and VFX industry.

AnimationXpress.com CEO and Managing Editor Anand Gurnani shared “As AnimationXpresss.com, we have always taken a proactive stance towards community and industry building initiatives. We are glad to associate with Autodesk and FICCI to jointly present the Smoke Artist of the year award 2007, this award will address the talented and growing community of Smoke artists”

“Our role will be in communicating to and reaching out to the artist community” he added.

Talking about the top prizes for the contest, Autodeskâ€?s Sheraz Hasan added, “While there will be a host of attractive prizes from Autodesk, the top draw is going to be the All Expenses paid trip to one of the largest International trade shows for the post production and Motion Graphics community”

Stay tuned for more!