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What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make original work for our demo reel right? Sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Use the theme “Behind The Scenes” to make a five second motion piece and enter it into the form below. If your new to five second projects, why not check out the Five Second Projects Archive to see all of the past themes and winners.

Rules
Watch a Video about the rules

1. Submissions must be Five Seconds Long!
2. Only animation is accepted. Video only submissions will not.
3. The animations has to do with the theme in some way.
4. Original Work only. Don’t cut out 5 seconds of already made work.
5. Link back to GSG on your Vimeo Post

Why Should You Enter?
Watch The Video about why to enter

1. Try new techniques or software
2. Limitations help get the mind working.
3. Make short, awesome pieces for your reel.
4. Get critique from your peers.
5. Promote yourself.

How Do I Enter my Video?
1. Create a five second animation based on the theme.
2. Upload your video to Vimeo. Don’t forget to add a link back to this blog post.
3. Submit your link to the form below and I will add it to the channel
4. Deadline is Sunday, August 7th.

Submissions are Closed
Look for another Five Second Project soon. Thanks for entering.

Now What?
Watch all the entries at the vimeo channel, or check out old Five Second Projects in the FiveSecondProjects Archive

Winning Entry

Honorable Mentions

Latest Five Second Projects

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132 Comments

  1. Hi Nick , I will give it a first try for myself. Please, can you correct the deadline , 15th May should be wrong ;) .

    Best,
    Thomas

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  2. Cool subject Nick. I was just wondering yesterday when the next FSP would be, and today I load your website, and BAM! there it is.

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  3. May 15th 2012? Ummmmm…. in that much time I better have made 5 secs of Avatar :P

    Cool idea, I’m going to jump on this :)

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  4. Bart Starr

    Awesome subject Nick, should be real interesting to see what everyone comes up with! Just one question, is “Abstract” acceptable? Hahaha…!

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  5. May 15? I might need to put the flux capacitor in hyperdrive.

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  6. Paulo

    dont know if i can free up some time but i’m already wrecking my brain to come up with an idea.
    anyway, thx nick. it’s been too long since the last 5sec project.

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  7. Maybe I will try to do something this time, good luck everyone! Nice theme

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  8. Frankie

    Im going to do some abstract-morph-black and white shit. I love youuu Nick

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  9. Great idea! I will try to slap something mind-altering together.

    Thx Nick for your great site.

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  10. Duh-wayne

    Kind of a noob too these parts, I was wondering if it has to be done in C4D?

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  11. Great topic and gives free space (limited in time). But the August 4th isn’t a sunday, right? Did you mean 7th?

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  12. These FSPs get me sooo excited! Can’t weit to get to my desk! Greetz from Germany!

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  13. It’s hard not to think of a film set with this title. I’ve come up with a few different ideas, the cheesiest of which being the word scene in big letters on screen and having something happen behind it… I decided not to go for this idea as that’s all I had and it was bringing down the rest of my creativity. If anyone can think of some way to use that idea go ahead.

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    • javier

      i was thinking something similar to that, but it can be interesting if the reveal is surprising enough

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  14. Cant wait to submit my first FSP! I hope the time frame is reasonable considering the fact that sometimes my renders take days!

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  15. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a chance to do one of these 5 second projects, so I was pretty excited when I saw this one pop up earlier this week. So excited that I’m already done!

    Started with a ‘monster movie set’ idea that went horribly awry, and decided to go in a completely different direction. Check it out:

    http://vimeo.com/27065878

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  16. Jared Swanson

    This is my very first 5 second project, any pointers? I’m fifteen years old and have a passion for Cinema, and I’ll take every bit of help I can get.

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  17. Diamond971

    Hello everyone.
    I posted a link to my project.
    I ask the greatest indulgence please.
    I have long wanted to participate, then you are done.
    I am writing from France, so excuse my broken English.
    thank you.

    Bonjour à tous.
    J’ai posté un lien pour mon projet.
    je demande la plus grande indulgence s’il vous plait.
    cela fait longtemps que je voulais participer, alors voilà, c’est fait.
    je vous écris de France, alors excusez mon anglais approximative.
    merci.

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  18. Diamond971

    Hello everyone.
    I posted a link to my project.
    Check it here :
    http://www.vimeo.com/27106259

    I ask the greatest indulgence please.
    I have long wanted to participate, then it’s done.
    I am writing from France, so excuse my broken English.
    Thank you.

    Bonjour à tous.
    J’ai posté un lien pour mon projet.
    Vous pouvez le visionner ici:
    http://www.vimeo.com/27106259

    je demande la plus grande indulgence s’il vous plait.
    cela fait longtemps que je voulais participer, alors voilà, c’est fait.
    je vous écris de France, alors excusez mon anglais approximatif.
    Merci.

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  19. Brian

    Is it due at 12am on Sunday the 7th or 11:59pm on the 7th?

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  20. A lot of artfacts with my MP4 encoding…:( and audio desync:(

    Reuploading!

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  21. Finally stop the last reuploading! The first version should be good. Enjoy!

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    • Added mine before the deadline last night, but not seeing it on the page. :/

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    • Your video does not allow posting to other channels. Make sure you turn that off and then send a new link. Then, We can add it.

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      • Steve Liddle

        Wow, I feel like a dumbass!haha. Thanks for the heads up. Should be fixed now.

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  22. Dennis B.

    In my opinion nsundin(Caotico) and eladbari have the best videos.

    Some of you guys may want to spend more time about what you want to tell, rather than the complexity of your design!

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  23. Awesome stuff guys ^^ I really loved “Headquarters” from Mod Eyefi.

    By the way, you all guys are sick :)

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      • Because all C4D guys can do so sick videos! ^^ i’m only getting started with C4D. I’m really really motivated by Nicks podcast and tuts to go on :)

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        • I keep missing the 5 Second Competition briefs! Could you give me a ballpark idea of when you plan on launching the next one? Without seeing it the day its delivered it’ll be hard to maximise the amount put inot it.

          Cheers mate, works sick btw, when are you gonna do a new folio site? Or is there one I’m not aware of? Be nice to see your presented projects all laid out sexy. My site will be up in the next 4 weeks if you fancy dropping in to say ‘yo’.

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          • Be sure to check out the Blog, Facebook Page or Twitter for the start of the next project. Also, my portfolio can be found at creamyorange.com

  24. Those are saweeeeet. Great concept to do 5 second shorts. People aren’t wasting all their time for something that doesn’t pay, but they’re creating work that may get them jobs in the future and inspire others. Bravo.

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  25. Hi Nick, there are plenty of us eagerly waiting for the next 5 second project. Any chance you could get the new brief up? I missed the last one and really wanna get into this once. Cheers gov

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  26. Any chance of getting those 5 second projects as after effects templates?

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