Important Message: The CG Student Awards is now officially The Rookies.

To find out more about this exciting news please visit our new website.

Our blog has also moved to

Sarah Dewbery

New Zealand,  Invercargill Southern Institute of Technology,  Bachelor of Digital Media/ Graduate Diploma in Digital Film-making,  November 30, 2015
I graduated from my Bachelor in Digital Media at the end of 2014. This year I decided to continue my learning and I'm undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Digital Film-making and SIT, Invercargill.
All the work in this show reel comes from films completed between 2013-2014 as part of my degree.

Despite taking film papers this year the animation strand is really where my heart is. I consider myself a bit of a generalist and I enjoy Modelling, Texturing, Animation, VFX, Compositing and Simulations. This year I am also learning to use Unity!
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • FX/Simulations
  • Generalist (all)
  • Modeling
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Student of the Year
  • 1748 Page Views
  • 7 Images
  • March 13, 2015
Everything seen in this showreel was created by me. Music: Willow and the Light by Kevin Macleod (

00:05-00:10 Meerkat character from my film 'Flight'. I modeled this in Maya and textured using Mudbox and Photoshop

00:11-00:14 Some clips from 'Flight'. The backgrounds were created using Vue. The tree was modeled in Maya and textured in Mudbox and Photoshop. Mental Ray was used for rendering and image based lighting.

00:14-00:18 Eagle. Also from 'Flight' the eagle was modeled in Maya and textured mainly with Photoshop with touch ups in Mudbox. I used the Wing Creator script as a base for the wings and textured the geometry.

00:19-00:24 Clips from 'Flight'

00:24-00:32 Character from my film 'The Lonely Mannequin' (2013). Modeled using Maya and textured in Photoshop

00:32-00:38 Sequence from 'The Lonely Mannequin'. everything completed by me. Texturing in Photoshop. Modelling, Lighting and Animating using Maya. This was rendered using Mental Ray.

00:38-00:42 Furniture- modeled and textured for 'The Lonely Mannequin'

00:42-00:46 Clips from 'The Lonely Mannequin'. Matte Painting completed using Photoshop

00:46-00:50 Dragonfly. Character turnaround. This was part of my VFX/Live action short film called 'Spiral'. The dragonfly was modeled using Maya and textured with Photoshop

00:51-00:53 A clip from Spiral. The Matte painting was made using Photoshop and composited with Nuke.

00:54-00:58 Character from 'Spiral' Modeled in Maya and textured with shaders.

00:58-01:17 Sequences from 'Spiral' Everything in these shots was completed by me.

People's Choice Awards

The CG Student Awards - People's Choice Award is open to all entrants. This prestigous category is voted by the general public, not the judging panel. It gives everyone a voice, and allows for an open discussion of all the amazing entries submitted to the Awards.

To vote, simply select the orange "Vote for entry" button above. You will be asked to add a score and a small comment. More information can be found on the Category and the Prize pages.

Voting has finished for the People's Choice Award. All scores and comments have been archived. Thanks for all your contributions.
Rebus Farm