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Spooooooooooky!!!! What is the last thing you want to see crawling out of your closet at night? What are you afraid of? Freak me out, will ya?

What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make cool shit for our demo reel right? Sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Use the theme “Nightmare” 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.

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?

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, November 7th

Submissions are now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Watch the videos at the vimeo channel, or at the FiveSecondProjects Archive

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57 Comments

  1. Igor Donevski

    Great theme. Might try to do an entry for this one, time permitting.

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  2. YES! Now I actually have to spend some quality time instead of rushing stuff within a day.

    Difficult theme, but only makes it more fun to get my creative juices flowing :D

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  3. Sometimes I have a really hard time processing ideas or coming up with stuff. Whats your way around this, Nick? Tutorial on the evolution of an idea maybe? haha

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    • Siebe

      There are lots of ways to do this, it’s a really interesting subject indeed for a blogpost or tutorial.

      Here are two ways:

      1. Google nightmare images: lots of ideas over there.

      2. Play association games: Think the first word you think of when you think about nightmares, and then associate that word with another word that comes to mind and repeat this over and over. It’s cool to do this with someone else, it’s amazing with what you can come up with in the end, when you have all the words. You can make combinations of those words and a concept will emerge.

      Anyone else want to share ideas about there ways of coming up with concepts?

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  4. A vampire…
    A werewolf…
    I love them both, but only have time to animate one of them…
    Maybe I’ll figure it out in the next episode…

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  5. Daniel Partzsch

    just uploaded my first entry “a dream come true” here:

    http://www.vimeo.com/16513201

    probably (and hopefully ;-) ) more witty than creepy, but i hope it fits the topic anyway. i’m looking forward to hear your feedback. :-)

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  6. No Gravity

    Hey, a stupid question here, it’s my first time on a contest like that.
    Deadline Sunday means that all entries after Saturday midnight will be out?
    Or I could post my vimeo on Sunday evening?
    Can someone explain?
    I’m doing my best be able to enter. Thanx.

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  7. I uploaded my first ever 5 second project. Love the theme and really enjoyed making it. Also the first time I’ve used after effects too. Only thing is the sound changed from my other laptop when I uploaded it so it sounds totally different now. Looking forward to the next theme though.

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  8. Ummm…this might be a n00b question, but is the deadline 11:59PM Sunday? I wasn’t too sure so I submitted what I had:
    http://vimeo.com/16577050
    If so, then I’ll re-submit with a more polished version before that time under the same link! Thanks!

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  9. upload finished.
    Love watching your videos Nick. It’s such fun – thanks a lot.

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  10. julio luengo

    I got it ready in time but I forgot to upload it properly. My fault.

    This time it was triky. A five second nightmare is a very short nightmare.

    Check it if you like, guys.

    http://www.vimeo.com/16738565

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  11. Can I simply just say what a relief to uncover somebody that actually knows what they are discussing on the web. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

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