UPDATE: Spooky Scary is now closed. Stay tuned to see the winners. Thanks to everyone for entering.
Yep, it’s time again for my favorite holiday, Halloween! So, in honor of all things dark, fun and mysterious, this week’s theme will be “Spooky Scary”. Enter your animation now. New to the Five Second Projects? See the instructions below to get started.
Thanks to our new sponsor, Imagineer Systems. They have offered up a great prize package featuring mocha and mocha shape. Mocha is a really cool planar tracker that allows you to track object in your scene and export the results into your compositing tool. Check out their products here.
The winner of the project will receirve a full version of mocha and the raffle prize, randomly chosen from all of the entries, will win a copy of mocha for After Effects and mocha Shape for After Effects. Awesome right? Thanks again to the sponsors!
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 “Spooky Scary” to make a five second motion piece and link it in the comments of this blog post. Please be sure to post a link in this post’s comments to ensure me seeing it.
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 November 2nd
What Happened to Photos?
Sorry everyone, but I decided to stop doing the photo theme along with the Motion Design theme. There just weren’t enough entries. Plus, it doesn’t make sense with some of the prizes offered from the sponsors. I will try to get a different thing going for photographers, but for now, check out Photo Friday if you need a weekly theme… Thanks to everyone who actually posted a photo in the Flickr Theme though. Check them out here.
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 using the text “Spooky Scary” on the screen in text. Use the theme to create a concept instead. Take control of your creative output and Make Cool Shit!
Check out the entries here or visit the Vimeo Channel.