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EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS/CGI AND ANIMATION

VIRTUALITY MEDIA WINS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS/CGI AND ANIMATION

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Virtuality Media won the award for their work on the short animated film Predation Virtuality Media won the award for Macinnes Studios based in LA. Excellence in Special Effects/CGI and “After reaching the limitation­s of using Animation for its animated short film, video games to create my shorts and of Predation. course COVID halting production­s, I have

Predation was the brain child of Filipinobe­en wanting to dig into Unreal Engine Pakistani film director and cinematic for its open-source system and powerful designer, Umar Garcia Tariq. real-time rendering capabiliti­es. While

Virtuality Media developed the animated going through the documentat­ion, I came CG film in 30 days using the emerging across MacInnes Studios’ 30-day Real-Time Unreal Engine technology. The company Shorts challenge. The challenge supplied was awarded the runner up status at a global all participan­ts with high-quality character real-time animation challenge, organised by assets created by MacInnes Studios. We were required to produce an animated short film in 30 days using Unreal Engine. I guess that was it. I took the plunge along with my compact team of collaborat­ors. The reason for participat­ing in the challenge was to motivate ourselves to dive into the UE system and that was our only goal. Coming out as a runner-up was a huge moraleboos­ter.,” Garcia Tariq explained.

Etana Production­s FZ LLC was awarded the Highly Commended for this category, for its work with Zain Iraq TVC.

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