Hinge Digital Kicks Off "Bringing Your World to Life" Character Design Contest

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Celebrating the talent and creativity of the artist community,

Hinge Digital

today announces an open call to concept artists, designers and writers of any background to submit their original story ideas and corresponding character designs for consideration in the

Hinge Digital Bringing Your World to Life

contest. Sponsored by

Animation Magazine

,

Luxology®

and

Wacom® Technology Corporation

, the Bringing Your World to Life contest builds on Hinge Digital's momentum in developing projects from the graphic novel and creature-feature genres, and serves as an opportunity for creatives to showcase their own unique visions. The creator of the contest's winning submission will receive a Wacom Intuos®4 tablet, a copy of Luxology modo® 3D software and will be featured in Animation Magazine's April/May 2010 issue; a prize package with an approximate retail value of $1,500. Hinge Digital may additionally consider the winning concept submission for future adaptation into an original animated series pilot or short film. "Hinge Digital is focused on telling original stories, developing unique characters and worlds, and collaborating with new talents. We see the Bringing Your World to Life contest as an opportunity to help bring undiscovered talent to the forefront," explains Roland Gauthier, co-founder of Hinge Digital. "The winning contest submission can be from any story genre and any creative level or background. The only requirements are that each entry is original and compelling." All contest submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 31, 2010. Only submissions from residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older (not minors) will be considered. The winning contest entry will be announced in February 2011. To obtain further information, rules and submission details for the Hinge Digital Bringing Your World to Life contest, please visit

www.hingedigital.com/contest

.

About Hinge Digital

Based in Portland, Ore., Hinge Digital provides superior pre-and post-production visual effects for the commercial, broadcast and interactive markets. Founded by industry veterans Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn and Alex Tysowsky, the company offers over four decades of prestigious photo-real CG and high-quality animation experience from renowned studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and LAIKA Entertainment. Since 2009, Hinge Digital has completed commercial and interactive campaigns for clients and advertising agencies including Nike, hhgregg, Microsoft Bing, Target, AQKA/SF, Zimmerman Advertising and Razorfish Inc. Recognized as a full-service studio pioneering new 3D content creation and character animation techniques, Hinge Digital also specializes in the development of film and television properties based on original content from graphic novel and creature-feature genres. For more information, please visit

www.hingedigital.com

.

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