Tough competition

Remember those kids who’d enter Blue Peter competitions and produce something way beyond anything you could even dream of? Well, take that and multiply by about 1000 and you’ll get some idea of the quality of the entries for a contest run by the CGSociety – and we don’t reckon they got any help from their parents, either.

CG Challenge XX required entrants to provide illustrations for a movie based on Greg Bear’s Eon . These could take the form of storyboards or pre-production sketches, but many people took things to the next level and turned in professional-looking trailers with live actors, graphics and really impressive special effects – let’s just say they wouldn’t look out of place in your local multiplex. Now all that remains is for someone to go the whole hog and churn out a full-length feature. We want to see these movies!

See the trailers for yourself here .