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What is this?
Limelight Academy, a worldwide one-of-a-kind concept, was born from the idea to create an alternative to mapping contests for light festivals and a unique education program for young talents from around the world. Unlike mapping contests, we offer our applicants financial and professional support for their work - you don’t need to create content without help in order to be chosen, participants are selected based on their portfolio and dedication to the project. By teaming up with light festivals, we offer the opportunity to young mapping talents to show their work to a wide audience.
A message and invitation from Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
Each year in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia, Willoughby City Council curates a precinct for Vivid Sydney. Our focus for 2020 is on developing the next generation of artists. The second Projection Mapping Masterclass with Limelight Academy is the flagship education offering at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood. We are looking for talented animators and creatives who want to up-level their skills and create an awesome piece of content.
Who is it for?
The Masterclass is a program that gives upcoming artists an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and understanding of video mapping and motion design. It was designed for artists with previous experience in animation and motion design. If you are new to this field, Masterclass may not be for you. However, a unique artistic view and approach can weigh more than perfect 3D skills when it comes to our decision making. We’re not looking for perfection – it’s important for us that there’s a good balance among the participants in terms of style, and we choose the best applicant for each style we want to see represented. You might have a great idea, but your animations skills need some improvement and that’s absolutely fine. Some skills can’t be taught and may well be more valuable in the decision making! Read more about requirements here.
Who are we?
With the start of a Masterclass program in 2018, Limelight Projection Mapping, a team of pioneering light artists that have been creating artworks since the 90s, with a vast amount of experience in an art form that can basically be learned only by practice, launched a long-term program. Since then, we have successfully completed three Masterclass programs with 15 participants, and 15 amazing artworks.
Limelight Academy Projection Mapping Masterclass Vol. 4
We are looking for candidates to create 3-4-minute long light / 3D projection mapping artworks for the festival precinct of Chatswood at Vivid Sydney. We are choosing six applicants, two from New South Wales, Australia and four applicants from around the world, who get the chance to get admitted into our program with the best educators from a team of projection mapping pioneers. Limelight is determined to work with female artists as well, who still rarely get the chance to make a name for themselves in the industry. As last year, we aim to bring 3 male and 3 female artists into the program, however, artistic and professional qualities and the applicants’ dedication to the project are key in the selection process.
The workshop includes sessions on:
The deadline for registration with your portfolio, introduction video, and creative concept is November 18, 2019. Register as soon as possible, so we have enough time for getting a deep understanding into your work.
Deadline for registration with your portfolio, introduction video, and written concept: November 18, 2019
Announcement of participants: November 20, 2019
Sydney site visit and workshop: January 6-10, 2020
A 1-minute long part of the final artwork should be completed by March 15, 2020
Artworks should be fully completed by April 30, 2020
Vivid Sydney festival: May, 2020
Join our team for some fun and many more!
You are free to attend the workshop in Sydney, Australia between January 6-10, 2020
You are free to attend the festival in Sydney, Australia in May, 2020
Limelight Academy is entitled to name you as alumni of the academy
You are only entitled to use your own content or content that you have the rights to use
By the end of the masterclass, you must create a 3-4-minute long artwork for the festival
You mustn’t publish anything about the theme until March 15, 2020