Home Sweet Home

November 30, 2009 - By 

Update: The deadline for this project has passed. The winners will be chosen this week. Stay tuned.

For this Five Second Project, It’s all about what makes you feel most at home. Just think about what makes you feel happy and riff off of that for your project. It’s time to get a little more personal.

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 “Home Sweet Home” 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. If your new to five second projects, why not check out last week’s theme here.


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?

How Do I Enter my Video?

  • 1. Create a five second animation based on the theme, “Home Sweet Home”.
  • 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 Sunday December 13th

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? Take control of your creative output and Make Cool Shit!

Check out the entries below or visit the Vimeo Channel.

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  • hey nick!.. this theme looks really cool… ill work on it ;D

  • Its really getting personal this time 😉 … that’ll be my first participation! So, let’s rock people!

  • Hey,
    I’m new to the site – great stuff. Here’s a link to my five second video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XecMzyvaZR4. I’m not registered with Vimeo yet. Hope that’s not a problem.

  • Quick fix – In the “How Do I Enter my Video?” list you still have the last 5SP theme “Start with a Photo”… 🙂

    Working on this new one! Thanks for the new theme, I’m excited.

  • Hi Gorilla,
    I got set up with Vimeo and reposted my youtube video there. The link is http://www.vimeo.com/7909689. Let me know if it’s a valid entry now.

  • Here is my entry for “Home Sweet Home”


  • Hello everyone 🙂 First timer around this parts and glad to participate.

    My entry is

  • Here is mine, My home is in my imagination. I took a photo of some books on my desk and then had the idea of a little fisher man setting up a home in a windmill on the landscape of my desktop.


  • this make me remember the song of motley crue 🙂
    I’m start working on !

  • Hey, here’s my attempt. Thanks Nick!


  • I forgot to ask, Can we enter more than one ?


  • Hey ! mon premier post sur ce fabuleux blog que je consulte très régulièrement. Désolé pour la langue je parle très mal anglais.
    J’en profite pour participer pour la première fois à Five Second Project qui est je trouve une très bonne initiative !
    Voilà le lien de ma vidéo : http://www.vimeo.com/7960539

    Bonne continuation ! Bye !

  • hi nick… my link

  • Hey, my first “five second project”, cool site, thanks to the Gorilla for this place.

    My house is in hell :


  • Hey Nick, My very first 5 second project and also for any contest.

    I love this Idea.

  • Hi, its also my first 5 sec Project. 🙂 Here the link http://www.vimeo.com/7980269

  • Stumbled upon this site and loved the Five Second Project idea.
    Here is my entry

  • Hey Nick, love the site. Is the theme cross stitch image for Home Sweet Home a 3D render? If it is it would be amazing if you could do a step by step on how you created it. Or at the very least how to get the cloth material and stitching to look so photo realistic. That would be solid.

  • Here´s my entry: http://www.vimeo.com/8002829
    For some reason, it lost some quality in compression, but its not that bad. I would definably appreciate comments from everyone 🙂

  • Hi Nick & People! this is mine:


    Soryy for the length, also learned that making it shorter afterwards is pretty tuff with all the layers 🙂


    • Thanks, Dennie. It is too long for the project however. Try trimming of some of the end. Also, when doing a five second project, try starting with a 5 second comp. That way you wont go over.

  • My first ever entry! I hope you like it!


    Please comment. And, yes, I know the lights flicker. C4D needs a function to “bake shadow/light maps. Would’ve made rendering a lot quicker, too.

  • Good theme .I am new to this and will give a try.

  • Oh btw Nick,

    The linkfrom the right column banner advertising the last 5SP should change also ? 🙂

  • Nick

    Here ya’ go. http://vimeo.com/8066599

  • Hej Nick & People!

    Here’s mine rebuilded version of Home Sweet Home. Hope you Folks like it.

    Can’t wait for the comments!



  • Hi,
    These is my home sweet home 5 second project made during my AE initiation class.

    Enjoy 🙂 !

  • really lovin what’s being made!

    “turn down the noise.”

  • I’ve just uploaded my first 5 Second Project for Home Sweet Home.

    Heres the link: http://www.vimeo.com/8088702

  • Hi Nick !

    Here is my entry.

    Hope you like it!

  • Hi there,

    My entry can be found here:

    Best, Hugo

  • Hee guys,
    hope you all alright! how is your day?
    Anyway here is my entry
    Keep it up


  • Hi! Here’s my colorful home (sweet home)

  • Like many other people, my first 5SP.
    great theme. I had fun.


  • Hey Nick!

    It´s the first time that I participate, and since I have not seen my video on home sweet home vimeo channel I don´t now if you skiped my participation, our if it is normal.

    So I´m posting it again.



  • hi there!
    here is my entry

    hope u like it (=

  • My 5 second project,


    Hope you guys like it!

  • Hi nick and everybody . Here’s my contribution
    i would love to hear some critiques about it . You all have a good weekend

  • Tho’ it’s been said many times, many ways…

    Here’s my first entry!


    Comments/advice is greatly appreciated.

  • and…

    this is my contribution:


  • Mine is done but I’m waiting in line on Vimeo. Come on vimeo!

  • Hey Nick,

    Here’s my submission for this week’s theme. Thanks for having me.

    (another) NICK


  • yoh! here’s my entry: http://www.vimeo.com/8139437

    cheers =)

  • Hi guys, mine is ready. Here it is http://vimeo.com/8141458


  • Here is my first Five Second Project.



  • THIS IS MY FIRST 5 SECOND PROJECT!! Hope you all enjoy it =]. I know I did. Here’s the link:


  • Hey Nick,

    This theme was great, It was fun to do it.

    Here it is…


  • My very first 5 second project, and my first AE project! I am excited to have finally made one of my very own.

    Thanks for the push and the creative constraints.

  • My very first 5 second project, and my first AE project! I am excited to have finally made one of my very own.

    Thanks for the push and the creative constraints.


  • here is my entry, i worked first time with c4d in video

  • Wow! there are really talented people here! Here’s my entry.
    I had fun learning Mocha.

  • Hello there. What a nice idea for a creative kick!
    Here is my entry 🙂


  • Hey,
    Here’s my entry…

  • Talking about a last minute entry. It’s 3:45 am here in Greece but the time difference will save me!

    Although Vimeo still converts me video, here’s the link http://vimeo.com/8162107 and goodnight.

  • Hi everyone, my second entry:


    Had a lot of fun with After Effects, i’m learnig AE faster with this animations, thanks, and please comment

  • Hey Nick,
    Pretty last minute, but it’s still sunday:) Here is a tribute to my home land. Thanks for adding me.


  • Here is my 11th hour attempt (still uploading to vimeo!


  • Our first 5 Second Projects submission, hope you enjoy!

  • http://www.vimeo.com/8165919 I hope 3-sec-project is okay for you.^^

  • Here is my late entry LoL
    I wanted to submit something 😉


    (better Late than Never!)

  • Hy every one, I just saw this blog and want to participate in, would any buddy tell me what is the last date of submission? I want to work on recent theme ”home sweet home”
    Nick your c4d tutorials are just mind blowing and your greyscalegorilla is too good.


  • hi Nick. Here’s my entry.

    Should’ve started on these 5s projects ages ago, Dec 13, Pacific time’s still good, aye?

  • Here’s my entry for this time around. As always, please comment. They are always welcome!


  • Mmmm what’s next ? I really love this challanges :p

  • Hey Nick,

    I went ahead and cut mine down on time.


  • Mohammad Naveed Khaw December 15, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Here is my little try lately. pls accept

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