Vega Digital Awards Kick Off 2017 Call For Entries

Vega Digital Awards has Now Launched Its 2017 Season

One of International Awards Associates, Inc. (IAA) awards program – the Vega Digital Awards has now launched its 2017 season call for entries. Vega Digital Awards seeks to recognize and honors the outstanding performance, talent, and effort of the best digital and creative professionals, web developers, web designers and web agencies around the world. Deadline for entry is October 20, 2017.

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For this edition of the awards competition, Vega Digital Awards is aiming to improve its program. We target to reach an unprecedented amount of people by introducing new features and categories. This year, Vega Digital Awards adds a total of 43 new categories for a more comprehensive view of digital creativity. The categories are expanding from 190 to 221 categories. In addition, new subcategories for websites, online videos, and mobile apps will help align with the burst of creativity occurring in advanced technology.

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Invite to Work

New features such as the “Invite To Work” function targets to create and increase a positive change in the winners’ network and sales channel by allowing businesses and potential clients to connect with the winner with just a click of a button. A new payment gateway – AliPay has also been added to enhance the payment system. Vega has also established new partnership programs with Adobe. We also collaborating with new media partners such as Muse.World to share great winning artworks.

This year’s competition spans over a period of only three months – from August 1 – October 20, 2017. This  creating a shorter judging process with faster results announcement.

“We’re keeping our promise to the international creative community,” Kenjo Ong, President of IAA Global said. “Our last year’s competition received more than 1,100 entries. We recognized and rewarded tremendous creative work from 30 countries on six continents last year, and 2017 will be even better.”

Vega Digital Awards

The Vega Digital Awards are open to all digital media companies and organizations, regardless of size, from sole proprietors on up – and from everywhere on the globe. A small fee is required per entry, and is used to  produce, administer and judge the competition.

Deadline for entry in the 2017 Vega Digital Awards competition is October 20, 2017.

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Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards under Online Video Category

What goes through the mind of a musician? With no budget, no agency support but plenty of ideas, we made it our mission to find out. Watch our Online Video here.

Online Video | Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Twomanycreatives

Project Title : Musician Mind-Reading

Client : Ligeti Quartet

Category : Online Video | Innovative / Experimental

Country : United Kingdom

Online Video | Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Online Video | Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Introducing award-winning online video – Musician Mind-Reading produced by Twomanycreatives.

First, we invited the Ligeti Quartet to a special recording session. Each musician was fitted with a mindwave headset. Then, we converted their brainwaves into CVS data, that we used to visualise their thought patterns as they played.

The Brief

The Ligeti Quartet is probably the less classic classical quartet ever. The music they play (from György Ligeti) is quintessentially experimental and extremely complicated to perform.

The Idea

We made a music clip where we showed exactly how their music feels. By using simple off-the-shelf brainwave monitors, we’ve been able to read the brainwaves of the quartet as they play the track. We used those data and treated them as a beautiful visualisation of the performance.

Online Video | Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Online Video | Twomanycreatives sweeps 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Credits

Creative, Copywriter : Alessandro Miasi

Creative, Art Director : Andrea Foresi

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Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure Motion Graphics wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Canopus Award Winner: Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure by Deep Sky

Deep Sky receives Canopus Award in the 2016 Vega Digital Awards for the Motion Graphics category. Watch the basic shapes come alive when motion graphic comes into play.

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Company: Deep Sky

Project Title: Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure

Client: Etage inc.

Category: Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country: United States

Deep Sky collaborated with Etage Creative to produce an animated corporate video for Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure.

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The challenge was taking ideas that were very complex and distilling them into simplified visuals that elegantly flowed with a poetic script.

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We used basic shapes as a theme to reflect the Hexagon mission of shaping smart change.

Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure - Motion Graphics | Vega Digital Awards

Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure - Motion Graphics | Vega Digital Awards

Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure - Motion Graphics | Vega Digital Awards

Credits

Writer : Chris Fitzgerald
Creative Director : Jared Hobbs
Animator : Milan Erceg
Animator : Nolan Lorch
Composer : Darren Goldberg
Voice Over : Ulf Bjorklund

 

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Animation | Billy Blue College of Design wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Illusion Fields by Billy Blue College of Design grabs Canopus Award

Billy Blue College of Design’s animation on illusion field is a masterpiece.It incorporates the beauty of animation into video title sequence.

 2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Illusion Fields Animation by Billy Blue College of Design

Company : Billy Blue College of Design

Project Title : Illusion Fields

Category : Online Video | Animation

Country : Australia

This is a passion project where the designer breaks down the words “Illusion” and “Fields”, and tries to visualize the interpretation of them as a title sequence.

 2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Illusion Fields Animation by Billy Blue College of Design

Illusion Fields by Billy Blue College of Design, Australia

 2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Illusion Fields Animation by Billy Blue College of Design

About Billy Blue College of Design

In 2015, Billy Blue College of Design teamed up with Torrens University Australia. This gives their students an opportunity to graduate with a university qualification. Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, which means as a student you now connect automatically with over 80 institutions world-wide, including business schools from around the globe. Billy Blue Creative is famous for its unconventional, non-conformist, yet commercially relevant approach. This philosophy underpins the applied learning ethos Billy Blue College of Design is known for today.

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Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Spreading Social Cause through Animation

Odyssea by Odd Bleat is a Centauri Winner for the 2016 Vega Digital Awards. The animation presents a social cause through animation, spreading the message on the issue of refugees. At the same time, it presents an environmental problem of pollution whereby non-recyclable life vests are causing to the environment in Greece.

Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Odd Bleat

Project Title : Odyssea

Client : Odyssea

Category : Online Video | Animation

Country : United Kingdom

Watch Odyssea here !

What is Odyssea?

Odyssea is a social enterprise designing resilient solutions for environmental and humanitarian challenges in Greece.

Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Social Cause | Odyssea by Odd Bleat wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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Way Beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Platinum Winner: Way Beyond! by OMI Media House, Poland

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : OMI Media House

Client: beyond.pl

Project Title : Beyond. Way beyond!

Category : Video | Corporate Image

Country : Poland

Data is more than just countless lines of code – the place where they are stored is a true fortress. We made a production for Beyond.pl at its new Poznan customer data centre. Working under the watchful eye of heavily armed commandos resulted in an impressive film of a monumental character – from images through to sound.

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Way beyond! | Corporate Image Video Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

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Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Canopus Winner: BlackBilly Blue College of Design

Blackshore- Main Titles by BlackBilly Blue College of Design is the Canopus Winner for the 2016 Vega Digital Awards. The video editing process brings out the mysterious aura of Blackshore and the visual elements co-ordinate well with the main title.

Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Billy Blue College of Design

Project Title : Blackshore – Main Titles

Category : Online Video | Editing

Country : Australia

Mysterious things are happening in the village of Blackshore. Plants are mutating in strange ways, pets are acting weird, and people are getting sick – slowly driving them emotionless.

Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

A government attached company, Ant, is rumored to undertake top secret experiments with unknown chemicals. How and why they do it is still a mystery.

Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Video Editing | Blackshore Main Titles Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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‘Hex’ Deconstructed Musical Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

EVO FILMS USA Wins Video Editing Category with Musical Video

‘Hex’ Deconstructed is musical video by EVO FILMS USA. This video production for Samsung is a Canopus Winner at the 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

Hex Deconstructed Musical Video wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : EVO FILMS USA

Project Title : HEX DECONSTRUCTED

Client : Samsung

Category : Online Video | Editing

Country : United States

Watch ‘Hex’ Deconstructed here!

Legendary EDM DJ Tommy Trash (real name Thomas Olsen) worked with composer Dan Heath to re-imagine his huge EDM hit ‘Hex’. We were tasked with shooting and editing a piece that saw Tommy on the piano with a nine-piece orchestra behind him.

Hex Deconstructed Musical Video wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Hex Deconstructed Musical Video wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Hex Deconstructed Musical Video wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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Copenhell Commercial by TBM Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

TBM Receives Platinum Award

In an apocalyptic future a man is searching for something. On his way through the wasteland he passes the remains of some of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings (Queen Louise’s Bridge, Round Tower and The City Hall). He finally arrives at his destination at a dark and sinister looking place. He lights a flare, and the iconic wolf from Copenhell’s festival venue appears in front of him. The earth cracks open and hell breaks loose. Welcome to Copenhell 2017!

Copenhell Commercial by TBM Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

Company : TBM

Client: Copenhell

Project Title : Copenhell

Category : Video

Country : Denmark

COPENHELL is Denmark’s greatest rock and metal festival. It has drawn metal fans from both within and outside the country’s borders to Copenhagen since the beginning of 2010. The peninsula called ‘Refshaleaøen’ right in the middle of Copenhagen is the epicenter of these three days of hell on earth. The raw, industrial surroundings are the perfect background for the brutal decibel bombardment from COPENHELL’s three stages. The theme for this year’s Copenhell is  “The Apocalypse” and therefore a natural set off for the commercial.

Copenhell Commercial by TBM Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

In the opening scene “The Scavenger” is getting a signal on his device. Then, he sets off searching the wastelands. To link the scenery to Copenhagen we placed iconic buildings from the city in the environment. The Scavenger is also the center in the print campaign for the festival.

Copenhell Commercial by TBM Wins 2017 Muse Creative Awards

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Video Animation | Negative Mass- Main Titles Wins Vega Digital Awards

Canopus Winner: Billy Blue College of Design with Negative Mass-Main Titles

The 2016 Vega Digital Awards presents Billy Blue College of Design with the Canopus Award for their video animation Negative Mass- Main Titles.

Video Animation | Negative Mass- Main Titles Wins Vega Digital Awards

Company : Billy Blue College of Design

Project Title : Negative Mass – Main Titles

Category : Online Video | Animation

Country : Australia

In the near future, Earth’s rotation has slowly come to a halt, effectively leaving the planet without any gravitational force. A selected few has sought refuge in a bunker, avoiding being sucked into space.

Video Animation | Negative Mass- Main Titles Wins Vega Digital Awards

Video Animation | Negative Mass- Main Titles Wins Vega Digital Awards

Class Brief

The project brief for class was very open, and basically students need to conceptualize and produce a title sequence, TVC, or music video.

Video Animation | Negative Mass- Main Titles Wins Vega Digital Awards

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Visual Effects | Jaguar I-Pace Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Frame.dk Receives Canopus Award for Jaguar I-Pace Video

The journey audiences embark on in the video is hypnotic and relentless. It evokes feelings of forward motion as if being carried by the smooth but powerful electric engine from Jaguar.  A tinge of visual effects in the Jaguar I-Pace motion graphic video brings out more life in the vehicle.

Visual Effects | Jaguar I-Pace Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Frame.dk

Project Title : Jaguar I-Pace

Client: Jaguar Land Rover

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : Denmark

We wanted to create an ‘infinite zoom’ effect where the entire film becomes one seamless trip through the formation of the new electric car from Jaguar.

Visual Effects | Jaguar I-Pace Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Forwards. That’s where the answers lie. It all begins here. Jaguar’s journey into the world of electrically powered cars.

Frame drives Jaguar’s all-electric concept car forward. It takes you on a hypnotic ride through an abstract and hypnotic universe to launch Jaguar’s all new electric sports car: the I-Pace Concept.

The film is directed by Tom Crate from Frame and all post production done at Frame.

Visual Effects | Jaguar I-Pace Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Our primary inspiration was the White Stripes music video “Seven Nation Army”. We wanted to create an “infinite zoom” effect where the entire film becomes one smooth trip through the formation of the new electric car from Jaguar.

Visual Effects | Jaguar I-Pace Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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IAA to Roll Out GlobalTrend Video Awards

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April 25, 2017

IAA to Roll Out GlobalTrend Video Awards

GlobalTrend Video Awards Call for Entries

International Awards Associates Inc. (IAA) is excited to announce its new awards competition, the 2017 GlobalTrend Video Awards, in recognition of the highest achievements of small and medium-sized online video, film, television and video game production companies, and the creative professionals who are the foundation of future of the industry. The competition is open to the entire video production community, from videographers, directors, writers, composers, editors, visual designers and freelance professionals, to video and audio production companies, game designers/producers, interactive agencies, television/radio stations and nonprofit organizations. Deadline for entry is July 20, 2017.

GlobalTrend Video Awards Call for Entries

“Small businesses and freelancers are just vital as larger entities to the health of the video industry, but often get overlooked,” Kenjo Ong, President for the International Awards Associates (IAA) said. “IAA wants to search out, recognize and reward this great talent. We hope to encourage and reward the strong concepts and high-quality emerging in the world of video production.”

“The GlobalTrend Awards is fresh and new,” Ong added. “We drew its inspiration from the imagery of strength and success, and this is reflected in the levels of awards our talented participants can win. We want to see talent at every level of the video industry succeed and be recognized in a big way.”

GlobalTrend Video Awards Call for Entries

The GlobalTrend Video Awards is the third IAA-created competition. IAA, which is composed of award-winning design and communication professionals, also stands for ‘Inspire, Acknowledge, Achieve.’ “In a global marketplace, recognition of small business achievement is vital to the health of communities, and the economy as a whole,” Ong concluded. “By giving these exceptionally creative ‘stars’ the recognition they deserve, we can help move the whole industry forward.”

Deadline for entries is July 20, 2017. For competition rules and entry forms, go to http://globaltrendawards.com

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Alice Through The Looking Glass “Wonder Mirror” by Part IV, United States

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Company : Part IV

Project Title : Alice Through The Looking Glass “Wonder Mirror”

Client: Walt Disney Pictures

Category : Innovative / Experimental

Country : United States

Disney challenged us to find a way to promote “Alice Through The Looking Glass”. We conceived a magical mirror, using cutting edge face-tracking technology to transform anyone into a beloved Alice character. We built custom kiosks that traveled all over the world, including a two-month residency at Disneyland. Users were emailed a photo & Instagram video of their experience.

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‘Walt Disney Pictures challenged us to find a way to promote their new film, Alice Through The Looking Glass, at the 2015 D23 Convention in Anaheim, CA.  We had a 40′ x 40′ space, a blank canvas to build our own little corner of Wonderland.

We conceived a magical mirror, using cutting edge face tracking technology to instantly transform anyone into a beloved Alice character.

Our goal was to not just use a simple 2D overlay, but to fully transform the user with both makeup and 3D elements, tracked perfectly in real-time.  And create a cool shareable takeaway from the experience.’

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‘We began by designing a whimsical Wonderland inspired space with plush grass, cobblestone pathways, mushrooms, topiaries, and costumes from the film.  To best accommodate the anticipated line for this attraction at D23, we decided to build four of our Wonder Mirror kiosks to minimize wait time.

Each kiosk had a larger mirror with a duplicate feed placed on the outside so friends, family, and passing fans could stand and watch same the magical results from users’ screens inside the kiosks.

With our designs completed, we partnered with Premiere Displays to build and finesse our vision into a reality.  The physical build for Alice began with dozens of artisans hand crafting our little corner of Wonderland.’

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‘We quickly learned that this style of a fully immersive face tracking execution hadn’t really been accomplished before. There were several examples of just 2D texture wrapping and 3D paste-on head replacement, but nothing as robust and transformation we were envisioning.

After several months down the rabbit hole in research and development with multiple cameras, trackers, and hardware solutions, we decided to build own custom software to interface with raw facial tracking data.

This custom application allowed us to position our occluded 3D elements and pair them with our texture wrap makeup effects for a true first-to-market experience, and a revolutionary progression of a traditional “photo booth,” now truly allowing real-time augmented transformation.’

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: About Trend Micro by Black Rabbit International, Poland

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Company : Black Rabbit International

Project Title : About Trend Micro

Client: Black Trend Micro

Category : Online Video | Technology / Science

Country : Poland

 

Image film for an IT company Trend Micro. The customer wanted to share the attractive presentation of rebranding. The company’s activities were not confined to revise the logo and strategy, but the change of paradigm approach to the products offered.

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A film showing the holistic customer service, Trend Micro’s global corporate action.

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Mix Master Mike’s Magma Chamber 360 VR by Copeland Entertainment, United States

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Company : Copeland Entertainment

Project Title : Mix Master Mike’s Magma Chamber 360 VR

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : United States

Magma Chamber VR is a 360 VR + Live DJ Experience like no other. After the hit release full length album Magma Chamber, from Mix Master Mike, Mike wanted to take the album to the next level and combined his audio arsenal with the visual onslaught.

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