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Five Second Projects “Heads Up Display” Winners

March 7, 2016 - By 

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Our big winner, Tacoindian, rounds out the winners this seasons Five Second Projects with his cool animation,”One cup can give you away.” Cheers and congrats on impressing our judges amongst a pool of great submissions!

Check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well. Some great animations and creative takes.

So you didn’t win this season? Don’t worry, we will be back later this year for another round of Five Second Projects. Thanks to all of you that participated this season to make our contest such a huge success!

Never done a five second project and you want to gear up for our next one? If you’re not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

Honorable Mentions

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Five Second Project “Interplanetary” Winners

February 1, 2016 - By 

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It was a close race this time around, but Håvard Forland Isaksen “Interplanetary Alien Attack” takes the win! Congrats on creating a fun animation that was out of this world!

We had some great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well. Didn’t win this time around? Don’t worry, we have one theme left for this season, so you will have one last chance to make it onto our blog before this Five Second Project season is over. Mark your calendars for next Monday, when we will announce the final theme!

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

Honorable Mentions

 


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Five Second Project “Candy Cane” Winners

January 5, 2016 - By 

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It was just about a unanimous decision from our judges! Congratulations to Nicola Gastaldi for an awesome animation. The candy cane factory had so much going on and all the elements worked really well together!

A special thanks to our amazing sponsor, Field Notes who are sending Nicola a colors subscription for his creative submission!

Of course, we had a lot of great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well.

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

Honorable Mentions

 


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Five Second Projects “Storage” Winners

December 10, 2015 - By 

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The votes are in and we have our big winner. Congratulations to Lieve Keustermans for submitting the winning animation, “Cloud Storage.” Your funny animation caught the eye of the judges, and, lucky for Lieve, this earned him a great prize!

Our amazing sponsor TarDisk has offered up a first and second place prize, so Lieve will be taking home a 256GB TarDisk to gain some extra space on his hard drive. Our second place finisher, Kirsten Brown, has scored a 128GB TarDisk for her animation that takes a brief look at the progression of storage!

2nd Place

Of course, we had a lot of great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well.  Some great submissions inspired by the word,”Storage!”

Again, a special thanks to our amazing sponsor, TarDisk! Make sure to check out how they can help you get extra space on your hard drive!

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

Honorable Mentions

 


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Five Second Projects “Harvest” Winners

October 30, 2015 - By 

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The votes have been tallied and we have our winner. It was a clean sweep among our judges this time around!  Congrats to Nicola Gastaldi for submitting the winning animation, “Sow and reap and then again.”

Of course, we had a lot of great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well.  Some clever takes on the word, “Harvest!”

Special thanks to our amazing sponsor TarDisk. Make sure to check out how they can help you get extra space on your hard drive!

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

Honorable Mentions

 


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Five Second Project “Mini Golf” Winners

October 2, 2015 - By 

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The votes have been tallied and we have our winner! Congratulations to Sam Turner for taking the cake!! Your creative and clever take on mini golf went over quite well with our judges!

There was a plethora of awesome entries, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well. What a strong start to this season of Five Second Projects!

Special thanks to our amazing sponsor TarDisk. Make sure to check out how they can help you get extra space on your hard drive!

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

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Five Second Project “Emoji” Winners

September 4, 2015 - By 

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Holy moly! It took a year, but we finally picked the winners for the last Five Second Project from LAST september. Sorry for the wait everyone! Congratulations to SioPio for winning!! You successfully got us all to laugh with your “Eww” humor and oh so clever title!

There were so many great entries, that we have to give credit to a few others that caught our eye below in the Honorable Mentions section.

Big News

OK, I’m pretty excited about this. We are bringing the Five Second Projects back for another season! We have a lot of surprises and new things this year so stay tuned to our Twitter or Facebook for announcements when the new Five Second Project come out.

Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

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Five Second Project “In Paradise” Winners

July 22, 2014 - By 

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Congratulations to Rickard Bengtsson for winning the “In Paradise” Five Second Project. His entry had buttery smooth animation, a bad word pun, a vibrant color palette, and fantastic complimentary sound design that all came together to create an excellent winning project.

We also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project coming up soon.

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Five Second Project “Buttons” Winners

May 29, 2014 - By 

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Congratulations to Julia Reck for winning the Five Second Project for May. Her entry had a really unique visual style that looks straight out of a children’s book. The sound design complimented the animation, and the idea for the video resonated with us – a reminder of how annoying we were as kids.

If you like the aesthetic, our latest watercolor tutorial shows how you can achieve a similar effect in Cinema 4D.

We also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project coming up in June.

Honorable Mentions

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Five Second Project “Bright Lights” Winners

March 21, 2014 - By 

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Congratulations to Michael Rinnan for winning the Five Second Project for March. His entry had a great concept and was outfitted with excellent lighting, atmosphere, camera movements and sound design.

We wanted to know a little bit more about Michael’s entry, so we asked him a few questions regarding his workflow and the process for creating his winning piece.

Where do you work? What is your title? Tell us about what you do at your company.

I am a 3D generalist at NFL films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Working for the NFL brings a variety of different projects from NFL network show titles and graphics, to in stadium crowd prompts and opens, and client commercial work.

How did you come up with your concept for the Bright Lights Five Second Project?

For my concept, my goal was to come up with a quick story I could tell in 5 seconds. I wanted to lead the viewer in one direction and have that twist at the end to make it interesting.

What was the most challenging thing about your project?

The most challenging part of this project was honestly the lighting. I needed to make the scene feel dark so that the lights of the motorcycles would be the main focus, yet still be able to show off the details of the deer and environment.

Tell us a little about how you achieved the zolly (push-pull zoom) effect.

To achieve the zolly, I initially mapped out the motion of the motorcycles with a spline and then dropped a camera onto that motion path. The effect comes when the camera is moving forward towards the subject and the lens zooms out. I animated the field of view (horizontal) parameter in the camera settings.

What renderer was used? Was there anything you needed to do to keep render times down?

For this animation I used Cinema’s standard renderer to save time. Everything was rendered into passes (Beauty, AO, reflection for the road, Object Buffers for deer, bikes, and moon) To keep render times low, I decided not to use GI. Instead I gave the characters and landscape a slight Fresnel look, which gave it a “backlight” feel and an overall style.

How long did your piece take to make?

This project took about 5 nights (after work) to make. It was really fun, so time slipped away from me and I was working from about 6pm to 1am every night.

What do you enjoy most about participating in the Greyscalegorilla five second project?

I think the best thing about participating in 5 Seconds Projects is hands down the community! Everyone shares a passion for the same thing and there is so much support and feedback. You guys give inspiration to people like me in the field and to aspiring 3D artists. It’s a good feeling and it gives me motivation to participate as much as I can in our Cinema 4D community.

We also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project coming up in April.

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Five Second Project “Olympic Gold” Winners

February 27, 2014 - By 

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Congratulations to gasta for winning the Five Second Project for February. This entry has a great low-poly environment and models, detailed sound design, clean 3D animation, and it adheres to the theme. All of those elements really brought this piece full-circle.

There were a ton of great entries this month, so we also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project starting next week.

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Five Second Project “Bah, Humbug!” Winners

January 13, 2014 - By 

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Congratulations to Dan Wood for winning the Five Second Project for December. We really liked the attention to mechanical details and the animation was super solid. Also, who doesn’t love ornaments equipped with military-grade weapons?

We also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. The next Five Second Project will be announced on the blog soon.

Honorable Mentions






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