Nothing But Cubes

April 26, 2012 - 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 or some rules to fight against. Here is your chance. Use the theme “Nothing But Cubes” 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. Have Fun!

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. (Submissions can take up to 48 hours to be added to the project.)
4. Deadline is Sunday, May 13th

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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  • Hello everyone, My name is Marco Chiang, I came from hong kong,
    this is my first time to made a video in five second project,
    and just made a funny video for everyone, hope you can enjoy it and support, thank you!!!

  • Great project, love to see the outcome of the ideas shared.
    Here’s my version…
    …titled “CUBE a transitive verb”


  • Hey all, here’s my video. I’m glad I finally did one of these! It was a lot of fun but of course it took much longer than I thought…

  • Here is my vid. Was fun doing 🙂


    Fooling the eye and the observer, is this really a cube or is it cheating? I played around with the idea of designing something with cubes but without being absorbed into the almighty 3d space.

    Made in after effects. Last minute edit to match with the sound using time remapping.

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Hi !
    here is my entry for this Five Second Project “Nothing but Cubes”

    titled “Cub3” —>

  • I send mine inspired in cubeecrafts and NBA as we are in playoff mode…

  • Here’s mine

    The 5SP is a great idea, thanks Nick!

  • Oh boy, all done with mine too! So many great entries this time, nice work folks!! 🙂

  • Hi all !

    This is my submission for the five second project, hope you’ll enjoy a lot 😉

    Made with Softimage and post production in Combustion.
    Sound effect by universal-soundbank.

  • Hello everyone !

    Here is my first entry :

    Thanks Nick for this contest and for sharing so much! ?

  • Didn’t add it to the forum But its been up a while. Heres the Link

  • Hi…How do I know that my video went into the contest page? I will receive a notification?

  • Hey, I submitted my entry late sat, but im not seeing it on there? I also posted a comment in this thread and not seeing that. Am i going crazy or?

    • Oh, Looks like lots of peeps having the same problem from comments on vimeo channel. Hoping It will get worked out, but anyone else have the same issue?

  • Hello everybody, that was a lot of fun. Nice theme =)
    Here is my entry:

  • Late but still a great creative exercise.

  • I’m 1 week late… (I saw the 5SP too late…)

    here is my video:

    just have a look 😉

  • And the winner is¿? there is a winner, right?

  • Hey Nick when are the winners going to be announced?

  • When is the 5 second project posted and how long do you have to work on it?

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