May 28, 2016 | By Faith

Differences between the physical and the virtual are vast – but what’s for certain are the ways in which contemporary and emerging technologies can find new ways to bridge the gap. Ready Player One is a tale of these two separate worlds - the real and the simulated: a hyper-realistic utopia known as the OASIS. Based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Cline, an adaptation of the story is currently being directed by Steven Spielberg and will begin full-scale production later this year. And as may be expected in a tale depicting two separate realms, the human actors are being cast alongside virtual avatar characters to further develop the two-part narrative.

Like any 3D adaption within a modern plotline for Hollywood, these avatar characters need to be produced – and in an exciting consideration of user-generated content, digital artists around the world are being given the opportunity to contribute to this future blockbuster. Anyone with a determination to embark on a career in 3D animation and arts is invited to propose an avatar character, and Spielberg (along with lead production team members Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah) will choose at least five winning submissions to place in the movie.

The film itself promises a gripping storyline in sync with some fantastic 3D animated creations. Set in the dejected and despondent atmosphere of the year 2044, citizens live the most interesting, happy and exciting times of their lives only when plugged into OASIS: an online utopia, in which physical reality is overthrown by the virtual. In Ready Player One, teenage protagonist Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan) devotes his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the confines of this digital world - puzzles that are based on the creators of OASIS’ obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Unlocking these puzzles promise power and fortune to those able to apprehend them – but it becomes increasingly clear that other players on the hunt to discover answers are willing to do anything to claim victory. The only option Wade finds in order to unlock the secrets of his virtual reality is to confront the physical world he’s so desperate to renounce.

Experienced and ambitious 3D artists are encouraged to submit their avatar characters via talenthouse after having read the necessary technical specifications of the competition.  Winners will potentially receive exposure across the Ready Player One's marketing materials and social media channels, and will receive $1,000 in exchange for an Assignment of All Rights on top of having their work presented in Ready Player One the movie. For more information, be sure to check the requirements and terms – but perhaps most importantly, don’t forget to keep a firm hold on what’s real and what’s not!



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