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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Innovative Movie Promo Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Part IV promotes the movie, Alice through the Looking Glass “Wonder Mirror” in an innovative and interactive way. This movie promo is the Canopus Winner at the 2016 Vega Digital Awards. 

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Part IV

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

Client: Walt Disney Pictures

Category : Innovative / Experimental

Country : United States

The Challenge

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.

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

‘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.

The Idea

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 of course, to create a cool shareable takeaway from the experience.’

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

The Execution

‘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.’

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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. Overall, this creates a true first-to-market experience. It is a revolutionary progression of a traditional “photo booth,” now truly allowing real-time augmented transformation.’

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Innovative | Alice through the Looking Glass "Wonder Mirror" Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

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2016 Vega Digital Awards | Corporate Video by Black Rabbit International

Trend Micro Presents a Global Corporate Action

A corporate video about Trend Micro by Black Rabbit International is a Canopus Winner at the 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

Corporate Video | Trend Micro Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Black Rabbit International

Project Title : About Trend Micro

Client: Black Trend Micro

Category : Online Video | Technology / Science

Country : Poland

Black Rabbit International produces an image film for 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.

Corporate Video | Trend Micro Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Overall, it is a film showing the holistic customer service, Trend Micro’s global corporate action.

Corporate Video | Trend Micro Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

 

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2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike’s Magma Chamber 360 VR

Magma Chamber 360 VR + Live DJ Experience Like No Other

A production by Copeland Entertainment, United States this video is a Centauri Award winner at the 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike's Magma Chamber 360 VR

Company : Copeland Entertainment

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

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : United States

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.

2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike's Magma Chamber 360 VR

2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike's Magma Chamber 360 VR

2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike's Magma Chamber 360 VR

2016 Vega Digital Awards: Mix Master Mike's Magma Chamber 360 VR

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Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

A Short Clip on the Revolution of Nike Running Shoes

A product branding video by Tendril, Canada for Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Reveal wins the Canopus Award at 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Company : Tendril

Client: Nike

Project Title : Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Reveal

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : Canada

Rising from the surreal landscape of an incredible alien world, Nike’s reinvented running shoe, the Lunar Epic Flyknit, was a product launch of galactic proportions. The visuals (created entirely in CG) for the launch were meant to further elevate the innovative, weightless, futuristic technology of the revolutionary running shoe.

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Vega Digital Awards | Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Product Branding by Tendril

Credits

Director: Chris Bahry of Tendril

Director: Tom Crate of Frame

Executive Producer: Kate Bate of Tendril

Executive Producer: Thomas Bay of Frame

Production Company: Blacklist NY

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Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Dive into Adventure with Kobo 3D Launch Video

Kobo Aura One product launch video by Asterisk Media Group LTD. receives the Centauri Award at the 2016 Vega Digital Awards.

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Company : Asterisk Media Group LTD.

Client: Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Project Title : KOBO AURA ONE – 3D Launch Video

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : Canada

We worked to create a video for Kobo’s latest e-reader, the Aura One. The idea was to create a visual portal into an easy to use device that would take you to far away places, unheard of adventures and beautiful worlds.

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Kobo Aura One Product Launch Video Wins 2016 Vega Digital Awards

Credits

Director: Peter Julian Lee

Art Director: Jeff Briant

 

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