November 2012 Archives
Adobe recently announced the winners of its 12th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) during a ceremony held at the DesignThinkers 2012 conference in Toronto, Ontario. The event honored students and educators whose winning projects were selected from 41 finalists out of nearly 5,000 total entries from 70 countries. Student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists were invited to submit individual or group projects created with Adobe software. Winning students were recognized in 13 categories encompassing interactive media, video and motion, and traditional media; educators were recognized in three categories celebrating innovative teaching methods. All the 2012 winners are shown below, with all the finalists also on display on the ADAA site.
Beyond simply developing tools that enable people to harness their creativity to communicate across print and digital media, Adobe has a long track record of championing the value of creativity itself. So it's no surprise that this week the firm released a study that supports this. Based on interviews with 1,000 full-time salaried workers aged 25 and older having at least a four-year college degree, Creativity and Education: Why it Matters, provided as a PDF, makes for some interesting reading.
The animago awards have been spotlighting great work in the digital media production and visualisation domains since 1997. The 2012 awards were revealed last week, chosen from a field of 950 entries submitted from more than 50 countries. I've included all the award winners here, with some being teasers and others the entire work. Above is the launch trailer for Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back. Created by Digic Pictures, Hungary, it snagged Best Post Production. You'll find some great work here. My favorites? The Chase, for its relentless action and amusing finish, and the sobering Ending Fishing. Although, the Cartier clip is visually stunning. Okay, okay, I liked all of them. Well, all except that weird Jury's Prize winner. Someone explain that to me.