Five Second Project – “Hero”

April 24, 2009 - By 

This week’s Five Second Project theme is “Hero”. Need an excuse to make something cool this week? Well, now is your chance. Use this theme to make a short 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.

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?

Bottom line… MAKE COOL SHIT!

Need some more help getting started? Check out my After Effects and Cinema 4D tutorials.

Here are the HERO! projects so far…

  • Great theme for the new project !!!

  • Great! I was waiting for a new one.

  • I will try to make something this time ! =D

  • Sock it to me gorilla baby !

  • Righteous! I have an idea for this one…

  • my first 5 seconds project…..
    is it the good way to give you the 5 seconds videos?
    thank you Nick for your tutorials….good website

  • There goes…
    Thanks for the tutorials, lots of cool stuff!!!

  • Nick, thanks for the challenge.
    Here’s my hero:

  • very interesting and fun challenge!
    here’s my entry:

  • Hey Nick,
    Just happen to have a hero alpha render laying around; it pays to keep those old student project renders…
    Started with a alpha of the hero and added some danger elements using CC-Sphere, Shine, Particular, Fractal Noise and 3D layers.
    Dave Scotland

  • Thanks for doing this weekly thing!
    Here’s mine

  • Alright, here is my contribution. It was definitely fun to make.

  • My Hero project. These are great exercises Nick, thanks for posting each week.

  • I have made another one:
    Thanks for the comments, for the first one!

  • Not much 3d in mine, but scissors!

  • That’s one small step for me, one giant leap for motion graphics.

  • Hey Nick, cool tutorials! Keep up the good work, it’s nice to make part of the GSG community! I was looking for something to explode, so! One suggestion: you could talk about rendering in C4D – how to hide an object, how to render only shadows or reflections…

  • won’t be able to make this one. bummer, great theme!

  • Hey Nick! No channel this round?

  • Thanks ScaryBasement. I also just put a link to the HERO! channel in the post along with a channel widget that shows all the posts as they come in. Great work so far!

  • Next time erik? Your stuff has been great. Is this the first one you’ve missed? 🙁

  • Hello, this is my first submission, enjoy.


  • i was playing about with some offcut footage and it somehow turned into this old watery grindhouse-esque vid…

    cheers nick!

  • How many days to go?

    I have one more, but its gonna be a long render.

  • Trying to keep up with you guys…

  • I started trying a glass’ illumination studio technique onto a 3d model in maya and I ended up with this..

  • hello, here’s my first participation.

  • Here’s my clip. Love the CS Tutorials! Really helpful. Used Ambient Light/Action Cam for this one. Then some film damage effects in AE.

  • Next time for sure, yea first one missed. Just got back from some vaca and trying to catch up from being unplugged for nine days.

  • Hope i´m not to late…

    Here it is:

    I´m so in for the next one!

  • A “coucou” from France and here is mine
    Thanks for what you do on this blog !!

  • Just making the deadline on this one…eeek! I love the theme this week. Keep em coming!

  • Hi everyone, this is my video:

    (The problem is that vimeo has n´t converted it yet… but I suppose I can post the link here in advance)

  • @A3

    Your video is set to private.

    Go into the settings and make sure the privacy is set to public. Inside you video clip at the top right is a cog wheel icon that says settings.

    Happens to the best of us.

    The Five Second Project was what I needed to start doing a video haha

  • Vimeo just finished converting my video.. now I can finally go home! hehe. Check it out:

    (Leaving the office now… bye)

  • @Jeremy Ian Thomas
    Thanks ! I don´t know how that happened. I fixed it thanks to you!

  • Karpathia: The deadline is tonight at midnight. I will announce a new contest later today.

    Great turn out this week everybody!

  • Ryan Housknecht May 1, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I’ve done it! My first! Let me know what you guys thinks!


  • oh man i might not make it in time! bah!

  • my hero 🙂 first time here 😉
    hope i’m not late ^^


    Looks like you got some really nice submissions this go around. This is my first entry, so I took kind of a quick goofy stab at it.

  • here goes nothing.

  • Hy Nick!
    This is my “hero”

    update from previous comment. this link should work now.

  • 3rd post.I’m not drunk. I’ve posted a bad link. Someonelse had made that, and i was just looking at it. :L)
    Here it is.

  • It’s late. Things got pretty busy last week.

    Anyway – enjoy.

  • Fashionably late, am i?! 😀
    Just this time..Nick…O.K? :]


  • This is late… I had the idea for a while and finally got to it! But it has a theme song so it’s totally worth it, right?

  • Great job. Thank you.

  • thank you for this article. Ive looked at the end.

  • I do agree with all the thoughts you’ve presented in your post. They are genuinely convincing and can definitely function. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for newbies. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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