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Topic: Eon graphic competition

From: David Markwick
Location: UK
Date: 03/22/2007

Hi Greg. I hear that the final decisions on the Eon illustration/3D scene/trailer competition have been made and winners notified. I haven't checked it out yet (it will take a long time to go through all the works) but I wondered if you might make some comments here on what you encountered as far as expectations and surprises etc you had.

Unfortunately I had to quit my own trailer project due to other work, I still got some local greenscreened drama students on hard disk waiting for me to process it :D but I did post up a final shot & logo for the asteroid internal which I was very proud of.

Myself I liked the efforts of an Italian group who called themselves The_Shift, I wonder if they won... :)

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/22/2007

The_Shift did indeed take first place--a magnificent effort. The competition was a roaring success--wonderful work, including those who did not win! I strongly encourage all to visit the CGSociety site and check out the artists and their folios.

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Rouald Laurenson
Location: Switzerland
Date: 03/24/2007

Yes, very good work. Here it is night and time just to view the three winners in video, and top in 3d with runnerup - the net is slow.

A lot of youthful energy in these, and a lot of potential.

I do agree that The_Shift group had their own level of depth in story-telling.

It's very interesting for all participants, to see the shapes of imagination, clearly beyond your descriptive words, Greg - that language of adept writers coming through ;)

Interesting how strong a force Mirsky becomes.

Kind regards,
Rouald

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Greg Bear
Date: 03/25/2007

Mirsky does acquire a strong presence, doesn't he? A great many participants from Eastern Europe, perhaps. My web page visits from Ukraine have exceeded visitors from the UK!

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Rouald Laurenson
Location: Switzerland
Date: 03/28/2007

Just to add clarity, so you get your kudos, Greg --

When mentioning what the contestants had imagined 'beyond your words', I meant that these things felt as if they had been within your words, those shapes that are something different than what's on the surface in what a fine writer says.

Well, is that clear ;). But it seems important. Something like what Ursula Le Guin mentions about 'saying with words what can't be said with words'...

Cheers, Greg.

;)

Rouald

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Teresa Tutt
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 04/08/2007

Wow. I liked all three.

The first was the most visually stunning (Olmy and the Frant look wicked cool!!!)

I liked the characters in the second trailer the best, however.

The third place entry actually seemed to best capture the spirit of the novel. Could have done with live actors though.

Now that you've seen how good it could look, is there any talk of making EON into a film??

Re: Eon graphic competition

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/09/2007

No serious action on a film so far. But if these talents ever want to move over into full-length production, I'd be willing to talk!

"no movie action"

From: Barry Costello
Location: Onboard ship off Brazil
Date: 05/03/2007

Eon is one of my favourite books and each time I read it I am up there with them. I have been following Gregᄡs blog pages for a long time now and after reading this one Iᄡm dissapointed yet again to see the words "no serious action on a film so far"!! Surely there must be a movie producer that can see the blockbusting potential of this story? I bought my book in 1986 and still take it away to sea with me!

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/03/2007

Thanks, Barry! Alas, there are about as many great books waiting to be filmed as there are terrific pets waiting to be adopted. I have my own long list...

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