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Closed: Circles and Spheres


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What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make cool shit for our reel right? Sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Use the theme “Circles and Spheres” to make a five second motion piece and link it in the comments of this blog post. “Shout Box” submissions will not be found and will not be added to the channel. Please be sure to post a link in this post’s comments to ensure me seeing it.


Photographers, use the theme, “Circles and Spheres” to go shoot a photo. Link it in the Flickr group.



Why Should You Enter? Check out the video…



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. Post a link to this posts comment thread and I will add it to the Channel.
  • 4. Deadline is October 5th



How Do I Enter my Photo?

  • 1. Take a photo based on the theme. Photos only please. Designs and illustrations are not allowed.
  • 2. Upload your photo to flickr and add it to the group. Don’t forget to add a link back to this blog post.
  • 4. Deadline is October 5th



It’s really great to see so much participation. Tell a friend about the five second projects and get them involved too. Don’t forget to push yourself to try something new every week. What about a new piece of software or technique you have wanted to try? One more thing, try to tell your story without just putting “Circles and Spheres” on the screen in text. Use the theme to create a concept. Take control of your creative output and Make Cool Shit!



Check out the entries here or visit the Vimeo Channel or Flickr Group

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115 Comments

  1. Matt Frodsham

    So… hundreds of mograph 2 test entries then haha

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  2. I’m unfarmiliar with the term ‘shout box’. Could you please explain that?

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    • Pierre Hageman

      I guess the shout box is the chat thingy on the vimeo channel page. So post your link here and not on vimeo.

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    • Ahhh self-reply… I reworked this animation. I wasn’t happy with the first one I did so after 16 hours of rendering (man I forgot how long 3d renders take) I present this: http://vimeo.com/6832383

      Its a little more fluid and the camera doesn’t get blocked.

      Btw – Nick, I love your site and the work you do! Next time you are in Andersonville or Uptown you need to stop by Kopi and have a “slush buzz” with my wife and I.

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  3. Here is my entry! My first one since the “old video games” project.

    I see that the 5 second projects entries are getting better and better, it´s becoming kind of intimidating now. But seeing so many excellent projects makes me want to improve my level too.

    PS: Vimeo says it´s going to start converting my video in 25 minutes.. But I´ll post the link now so you can insert it can be inserted in the Vimeo Channel when it´s done.

    Link-> http://vimeo.com/6762496

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  4. Which codec are you using to get the video looking good in vimeo? I used quicktime H.264

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    • I encoded my quicktime movie with the quicktimeplayer itself to H.264. In AE it doesn’t always do the job well, according to my experience.

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      • If I play the video file in my computer it looks fine, the problem appears once I upload it to vimeo and it compresses it.

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  5. Magda

    I am on a “back-to-the-roots” trip lately, so here a simple cel-animation. By the way..I don´t know if that´s the right place to ask questions like this but I would love to know if you guys still using cel animation in your projects? at work? (I mean the old way..hand drawn on celluloid and then filmed or scannend) or is it too expensive and time consuming?(ok I know now that it is..and I was dreaming about circles the whole night, but it´s fun!)Thanks Nick for the 5 sec projects and the tutorials, it´s all great! http://vimeo.com/6782709

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  6. I just did a quick entry. I still do some changes every now and then – but the last one seems to have gone missing in compression!!

    It’s been a good reason to try some things I’ve needed to try out for ages.
    http://vimeo.com/6812646

    After I finished I saw it said “Deadline is Sept 7th” on vimeo. Still got to practise though!

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  7. Manuel F. Rugeles

    Hi Nick, this is the first time I participate. Hope I made it on time cause I see you already anounced the new theme. thanks for this Idea Nick. The video is waiting on vimeo to get converted, sorry for that.

    http://www.vimeo.com/6917027

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