Monster Bash

October 27, 2011 - By 

What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make original work for our demo reel or portfolio. But, sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Here is your chance. Use the theme “Monster Bash” 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 and winners.

Watch a Video about the rules

1. Submissions must be Five Seconds Long!
2. Any 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?
Watch The Video about why to 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, Nov 6th.

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED. Thanks for entering.

Now What?
Watch all the entries at the vimeo channel, or check out old Five Second Projects in the FiveSecondProjects Archive

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  • Oh nice, this should be a fun one. I have a feeling its gonna get crazy!

  • hi…any of you guys could be sokind to tell me what its mean monster BASH ??…not good at english and icat find the meaning of this word…ty

  • Many of these projects are open to interpretation. The theme is provided to get you thinking along those lines. Monster Bash could be anything….A party where monsters are in attendance, maybe a monster is bashed with an object? It’s really up to you.

  • Heh-heh. I have no idea what to do for this one… I’m going to eat some ethnic food and go to sleep. Maybe I’ll wake up with a cool theme!

  • Damn Nick,
    this one is challenging! Really excited about the contributions this time. Hope, I’ll have a good idea over the weekend.



  • Really good one. Totally stoked!

  • Just 10 days for this deadline eh? It’s a quicky!

  • Isn’t it supposed to be Monster Mash, like the song?

  • That picture is awesome. I’m really looking forward to seeing some entries!

  • Why does 90% of the submitted projects always look the same, they contain the name of the theme and some flashy effects learned from earlier tutorials.
    You’re supposed to be creative and create something relevant to the theme.

    Just had to speak my mind.
    Fun theme this time, well make something “halloweeny”.


  • Yea JoyBoy, It sucks that people are learning and trying to get better. But I cant wait to see your super unique entry…

  • Here is mine, hope you gonna lie it! 😉

  • JoyBoy, I actually agree with you. Don’t just used the words and some Mograph balls. Do something original.

    Also, stop using Nick’s likeness in order to suck-up to him, people. It’s so lame.

  • I never had had time before to participate but this week I’m on it !

  • how do you find out the deadline of this projects???? iv never really found out. cheers

  • @billy_fanuel
    By reading the text in the topic ^^

  • My brain was eaten by a deadline zombie. 🙁

  • My brain was eaten by a deadline zombie.

  • I’m rendering the C4D animation right now. After that put it in to After Effects for some nice eye candy and cool sounds.

  • @antony and @kyle Put the Url link on the nick’s main post below

  • @ yasazmi I did it!

  • @Yasazmi I did it already, but it’s not appearing. Will try again 🙂

  • Done! Looks like the last entry “untitled yellow” breaks all the rules. It’s longer than 5 seconds, and was made for another purpose 😀 some people should read the rules!

  • I’ve just submitted mine. First time I’m submitting. It’s cool to see what others have created.

  • hey guys here is mine…hope you like it 😉

  • hey guys here is mine…hope you like it 😉

  • hey guys…this is what i came up with…hope you like it..;)

  • Remo Gee that was awesome loool really funny one 😉

  • Remo Gee, with the good comes the bad, the bad comes the good


  • Here is my clip:

    Made for Five Second Project “Monster Bash” from grayscalegorilla. i startet with a cementary looking city and ended up with this blade runner like city because i have watched gorillas:
    “The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects”

    so this was just for fun…

  • Here’s my 5 seconds this was a fun one

  • There was a problem with your submission.

    Sorry, but this form is limited to one submission per user.

    It gave me this, after giving me an error that said i had to put in a descent url (which it was, except for the www.)

    Now what to do!?

  • Yo !
    Last night :
    Finger Dance Contest @ Zombie Bar : Awesome Monster Bash !
    Check it out ! 🙂

  • This was a fun one but it looks like I had the same idea as several other people..

  • It’s crazy we all went with the arcade them for the most part. I guess it is fitting though. This is my first time entering:

  • Hey,
    I uploaded a 7 seconds video with 2 seconds of my logo at the end, yesterday. Now I saw that only 5 seconds overall are permitted.
    I changed it and reuploaded it, but I can´t send you the same link again.
    Please add this video to the channel

    Thanks very much.


  • Hi, I´m having problem with sending my video… It says that the form is limited to one submission per user. But I havent submited my video yet… Any idea? Thanks…

  • I’ve post mine but vimeo compressed it a lot :

    Does anyone have trick to optimise quality with a standard account? Thx

  • Here is mine, got some troubles to post a comment!

    First time for me too!
    Cheers everybody

  • Can someone help me? My vimeo video looks like crap.
    The compression comes out bad no matter what. What am I doing wrong? I am uploading 640×340 mp4 , h264 compression at 4000 data rate.


  • I forgot to mention my mp4 looks great before uploading to vimeo.

  • Same for me. The original mp4 HD file I uploaded looks better than the vimeo’s stream. And when I download the qt source file from vimeo, it’s great too. Strange.

  • So, here is mine as well.

    Can’t wait to see who’s the winner, there are so many nice entries. It must be really difficult to decide who did it.

  • Here’s my little entry :
    No hd yet but will be uploaded soon 🙂

  • Florian, didn’t you just steal that video.?

  • huh, what do you mean, i got the cookie monster footage from and ol ad found on internet but I completely changed it : /

  • here is the original footage/soundtrack :
    i dont intend to steal the puppet creation/animation/soundtrack, its a substitute, a derivative. why so much hate?

  • My first entry. Had a ton of fun doing this!

  • Damn, I just found out about this one and the deadline has already come and gone! Can’t wait to see everyone’s videos though.

  • Florian, no offence meant. I cant do any of this fancy things myself. just thought it had to be all original work

  • Hey !

    My 5 second project:

    Lot of fun with monsters 😀

  • Enjoy!! And maybe go and play a game later too!!!

    My submission:

  • Heres Mine…

    Hey, anyone know why vimeo sometimes adds a third of a second to my file? Anyone else have that happen?

  • Liking the competition out there, good fun.
    My first 5 Second Project, amazing what you can squeeze in!

  • Here’s my entry, done in 6 hours…Too bad I couldn’t polish it a bit more but working under such a tight deadline was insightful 🙂

  • It’s so tight, I hope the deadline is tonight at Midnight so it’s still open. I just wonder by which time zone it’d be determined. 12AM EST?

  • take a look and have fun =)

  • I have submitted my video, there was a error message, not sure if it worked.
    Here’s my submission :


  • My submission with sound. Sorry

  • Just finish my project, Sugar Skull DJ.

  • Here is my entry, I hope that I am not too late!

  • (added to Vimeo November 6th,10pm Pacific time)

  • Hi Nick! I’ve sent yesterday the Vimeo URL but it seems they’ve not yet accepted the upload. This is the URL:
    Hope it’s not too late!

  • Hey Nick. Sorry to bother you again. Although i’ve entered the animation here on time yesterday, Vimeo only made it available only now. Hope it still counts! If not, hope you still get a look and like it!


  • Hi Nick, i tried contacting you on fb. but no luck. I did submit my video to you for this yesterday night. And i got it in just before 12pm uk time (before US deadline) (not sure on rules about this) Can you please tell me whether my video has been accepted or it is too late? Cheers Alex

  • Ok, thanks for that. Was getting a bit worried. cheers

  • I’m totally bummed. I submitted my video last wednesday… 4 days later I notice it’s not up.

  • Wow I did not event make the selection. Bummer. Good luck to all

  • Missed by a day, godamnit. Here’s what my entry would have have been:
    Still worth the effort though.

  • @Alexandre: Did you submit it in the form at the bottom of the article?

  • I had uploading problems 🙁 you can check it out any ways though its up now.

  • Hmm weird, I submitted on Sept 5th, but didn’t get into the Vimeo channel. My Settings seem alright though. Any ideas? Here’s my link again:

  • Oh, I just saw the 48hr comment Nick, guess I’m still in the time window. Sorry about the spamming.

  • Hi, mine isn’t on the channel neither, my vimeo settings seem to be ok

  • Hi Nick!

    I’ve just finished my video!

    Hope you like 🙂

  • Hi Nick!

    I’ve just finished my video!

    Hope you like it 🙂

  • Still not in the channel. Might be the time window 🙂

  • Doh’ I just checked this thread and saw that I got DQ’d. Anyway I put in enough work, so thought I’d shorten it up and try to resubmit. Understand if the bus has already left, but if there’s still a seat, here is the short version

  • Sorry for the flood but i’m still not in the channel :
    Is there an issue with my submission (nudity) ?

  • Looking forward to seeing the results!

  • A little to late, but this 5S project gave me some great ideas.
    Hope you like it:

  • A little too late, but his 5S project game me some great ideas.
    Hope you like it:

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