Entertainment - "Smirnoff-Sea" from Framestore CFC (UK)
Industry - "Welcome Onboard" from IMAGTP (France)
Entertainment - "Oktapodi" from students at Gobelins l'Ecole de l'Image
Architecture - "The Olympic Stadium" from Squint/Opera (UK)
Entertainment - "Boldies" from students at Supinfocom Arles (France)
The high point of Imagina is the Imagina Awards, which showcase the exceptional use of CG technologies applied to the artistic, engineering, and industrial professions. This year, in a crowded auditorium at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, the audienceâ€”including Monacoâ€™s Prince Albertâ€”was treated to the â€œbest of the bestâ€ in 3D digital production within the fields of media and entertainment, architecture, landscape, and territory. Winners were chosen by a jury of veterans from the respective categories. Among the finalists were students, filmmakers, independent artists, professional 3D artists, architectural visualization specialists, and moreâ€”each demonstrating cutting-edge techniques in their particular sector.
From the Industry Categoryâ€”Best Graphic Image: â€œWelcome Onboardâ€ from IMAGTP; Best Performance: â€œRealite Virtelle pour la Production Industrielleâ€ from the Compiegne University of Technology; Special Jury Award: â€œGears up to Welcome A380â€ from 3D Weave. From the Media and Entertainment Categoryâ€”Best Animation: â€œOktapodiâ€ from Gobelins lâ€™Ecole de lâ€™Image; Best Special Effects: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€™s End from Walt Disney Pictures in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films; Best Full-Length Feature Film: Ratatouille from Disney/Pixar; Best Short Film: â€œDiji Vou Veu Voltiâ€ from Studio Alea Jacta; Best School and University: â€Bolidesâ€ from Supinfocom Arles. Best Commercial: â€œSmirnoff-Seaâ€ from Framestore CFC; Best Video Clip: Chemical Brothers â€œSalmon Danceâ€ from Framestore CFC; Best Video Game: Harmonix Rockband from Passion Pictures; Special Jury Award: â€œCamera Obscuraâ€ from Supinfocom Valenciennes.
A selection of the winning images appears on these pages. Stills from all the winners can be viewed on the CGW Web site at www.cgw.com.
Entertainment - "Camera Obscura" from Supinfocom Valenciennes (France)
Harmonix Rockband from Passion Pictures (UK)
Entertainment - "Diji Vou Veu Volti" ("I Love You") from Studio Alea Jacta (Belgium)
Entertainment - Chemical Brothers "Salmon Dance" from Framestore CFC (UK)