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SirRon
12-20-2007, 05:53 AM
Ok all, finally got a bit of time to get this started.

No audio clip for this challenge but let's get an animation for the New Year.

Topic:
Counting down to the New Year.

Deadline:
New Years (Jan 1st)


Build up that anticipation! What is your character going to do when that countdown reaches zero?

This challenge will also be a little unique in that you can make an animation or have a single frame with your character in a storytelling pose. A pose that you can really understand that it signifies what you're trying to tell. I got this idea from seeing a bunch of early Animation Mentor assignments where the students just make poses. Why not make it a challenge as well? Remember one of the principles of animation is Staging...

#3 STAGING
A pose or action should clearly communicate to the audience the attitude, mood, reaction or idea of the character as it relates to the story and continuity of the story line. The effective use of long, medium, or close up shots, as well as camera angles also helps in telling the story. There is a limited amount of time in a film, so each sequence, scene and frame of film must relate to the overall story. Do not confuse the audience with too many actions at once. Use one action clearly stated to get the idea across, unless you are animating a scene that is to depict clutter and confusion. Staging directs the audience's attention to the story or idea being told. Care must be taken in background design so it isn't obscuring the animation or competing with it due to excess detail behind the animation. Background and animation should work together as a pictorial unit in a scene.
Frank and Ollie's website (http://frankanollie.com/PhysicalAnimation.html)

serguineh
12-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Very cool idea SirRon, i like it :thumbsup:

Favian001
12-26-2007, 09:25 PM
I'm totally down for this !!! man this is putting a smile on my face... I'm guessing its due by the 31st ? Good luck fellas!

DWheezy
12-27-2007, 03:34 AM
Is the the appropriate thread to post submissions or will there be an official submission thread like there has been in the past?

Thanks!

Dan Weiland
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6125/whynotsignatureih4.png (http://dwheezy.blogspot.com)

SirRon
12-28-2007, 06:05 AM
Is the the appropriate thread to post submissions or will there be an official submission thread like there has been in the past?

Thanks!

Dan Weiland
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6125/whynotsignatureih4.png (http://dwheezy.blogspot.com)

I'll make a separate thread for it. In fact I'll do it right now :)
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Done!

FINISHED Animation thread

jpencilworks
12-31-2007, 05:11 AM
Hey SirRon,

sorry I missed out on this one, but looking forward to seeing the work of those who made it.

Thank you SirRon for keeping this contest going. You are makeing a great contribution to the up and coming animation community.

Cheers, and a happy new year to all.

Jon Coppock

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