Road Trip

February 23, 2011 - By 

I’m on my Road Trip this month so what better time to have the theme “Road Trip” for this five second project. What makes you think of road trips? It could be vintage gas stations, or the hilly country side, or silly games. Whatever it is, let’s see it! ROCK!

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 “Road Trip” 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.


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?

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, March 6th.

Thanks for all those that entered! We are no longer excepting entries!

Watch the videos at the vimeo channel, or at the FiveSecondProjects Archive

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  • This is my verbal Commitment to Submit! I’ve failed twice, third times a charm.

  • Been waiting for a new one te finally make my debut. But I must say I am a bit puzzled by the theme. Don’t really know how to visualize this. But hey, a challange.

  • cool theme! good luck everyone!

  • Glad to see you always have time to make something, Nick, even on the road! Good for you! Hope you’re having a great time!

  • I found out about this too late!!!

  • I tried submitting, but got a “Sorry, but this form is limited to one submission per user.” warning.

    I haven’t uploaded anything for this yet. Any idea on what I should do?

  • Sweet! I’m going on a road trip the day after – What a Way to Get Pumped!

  • wow, love this theme!
    seems like my first time taking part to these 5secs has come

  • I just put a link to my project on VIMEO for your challenge.

    Thanks for watching and comments

    (Sorry for my English….From France)

  • Michael Genatiempo February 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    How long does it take for my video to appear on the vimeo channel?

  • I am surprised that there were people to watch my video on vimeo but no one has commentary and you do not put my video in your challenge.
    Perhaps she should not do?
    Thank you let me know!
    (From France)

  • Can you make a lightweight category for us beginner C4D users?

    • You could make this as lightweight as you wish. And C4D is not a mandatory production tool. Use AE if you’re strong with that or use photoshop to make a bunch of images up and just edit them in iMovie. Your limit is your imagination and willingness to practice or try new things.

  • This is the first time I’ve had a chance to enter one of the 5 sec projects – please be gentle.

  • Hello everybody!!!!

    Just finish mine :

    Enjoy> 🙂

  • Actually I feel like it’s a shame to post my work here. It’s been like a month since I started with C4D and that’s my first “ok” animation. I’m just glad to see everyone else’s work. Cheers, ppl!

  • So if the subscription isn’t working, here is my take on it…

  • First comment on the site 🙂 Should finnish my scene tomorrow. But mac book pro 13 inch does not like the rendering…before I have optimized its looks like about 75 hours :s hope I get it done …

  • can i do this with stop motion?

  • There is something weird.On the Vimeo Channel for this Road Trip Project there is only one footage.Many users post vimeo URl but they don’t appear on the dedicated Vimeo Channel. What is the matter ?.Are we missing something ? Tanks-From France)

  • Hello people! here is my video.

    This link has been sent through the form. Sorry, my English is not so good.

    from Paraguay!

  • Is it still going on? Nick seems to not update anything

  • And here is my video… walk until you see a hotel!


  • Michael Genatiempo March 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t know if mine submitted or not so heres mine


  • When is the last submission date?

  • First time i am participating in this projects.. hope you will like it ..

    Here’s mine

  • Hi guys
    Why there is only a video at vimeo channel?
    cant add?

  • Here’s mine

    hope you like it 🙂

  • As requested Nick, here is my entry:
    I don’t think it’s just my video that’s not getting through either.

  • Jakub Szafranski March 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Where are the videos? Nick whats going on?
    Heres mine:

  • Is the submission process broken? Only three days before the deadline and only two videos?

  • Hi Nick,
    Nice theme!
    I got an error also…
    here is my 5 seconds:

  • Ok, mine’s in

    Comments welcome 🙂

  • First entry from me.

    I had fun making this.

    “What? No. We can’t stop here. This is bat country.”

  • Hi gang

    A bit of a monster render-time for me.

    Wondering if the Sunday deadline is as the ‘sun comes up’ or the ‘sun goes down’?

    ie no more submissions on the 13th or is the 13th still ok?

    Eitherway thanks again Nick and Friends!

  • bummer.. :\
    running into some difficulties with this project, and I dont think I could make it in time..

    ..maybe if someone wants to cooperate with me on this, for the fun of it..then I wont throw it all away..hehe.. 😀

  • Here’s my entry.

    Thanks Nick!

  • I just put a link to my project on VIMEO for your challenge.

    It is still missing in your Vimeo Channel for this challenge.
    Please update it. Thanks
    Thanks for watching and comments

    (Sorry for my English….From France)

  • Dikke Neus Verbond March 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Here’s me entry

  • I got the form error too, so here’s my entry:

  • Hi
    sorry but how much hours we have ?
    I couldnt finish mine yet 🙂

  • May be a little bit crazy idea. One of the recipe of road trip – “Way to the sweet home”)

  • YiannZ (aka mpoulis) March 6, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I hope that our submition time ends at the end of the day…in 23 hours according to the Chicago time… 🙂
    It would be great if we knew exactly how much time is left, like in Robert Legers tasks..(d/h/m)!!!
    If i don’t make it till the end of the day… 😀

  • Hi Nick, I have problems with uploading in 5 Second Project. When I click the submit button, the message that I have already added a video. Although this project I’m doing it for the first time.

    My Road Trip

  • My original upload to vimeo is taking over 15 hours now and counting. I uploaded the same clip w/a different codec so hopefully it posts before deadline. Anyway, since you can’t unsubmit here’s the url in case this one works and the other doesn’t:

  • Hi everyone.

    I just finished the Roadtrip video. It was really fun and learned loads of new techniques.

    Pity I did not do it in full HD

    Check it out and leave a comment on my vimeo.


  • Hey Nick,

    Biting my nails with 10 more frames to render.

    What time is the deadline?


  • Hey 🙂 I added my video a few days ago, I guess you have not updated the channel yet, but just incase the submission did not go though I thought I would post up here;

    • The link says it’s a private video. Might want to change that in the settings, unless of course it’s a secret.

    • Sucha fool. Only spotted that today…hope it still counts. Thanks for the heads up Andyweak…Did not want to put live until I had put a link in deception….then forgot.


  • My first time entering the 5 second project. Hope you like it:

  • Here’s mine:

    Playing with camera projection in C4D.

  • Well, Vimeo isn’t loading my original upload (and the one submitted to this site). My second try did work but I can’t submit twice to this site. Nick, please use the link I posted in my earlier comment. Thnx!

  • This is for all you Halo fans. Hope you get a good laugh.

    ~ brockoli

  • Already submitted the video up top, but I’m not sure if I should do it here, too, so here’s my entry:

  • Whew! Talk about last second! I’m in Los Angeles, so its not yet midnight on sunday night :]

    Here is the link to my submission:

    The images are from my actual road trip that I took with my gf to northern California this past week. Enjoy!

  • Missed the deadline by a few minutes. Here it is anyway…

  • Because I am an fool, I let the video set to privet when I uploaded it a few days ago. and only just saw this morning; I fixed the settings :s

  • Hi Nick
    I submit my video, subject is closed but I cant see mine on the channel. its not submited ?

    Thank you.

  • I also submitted yesterday, but I’m not sure if it worked. I got a message that led me to believe it did, but…
    Just in case:

  • Here is a 10sec version of mine. Hope the 5 sec. version made it in time.

  • Benjamin Shulman March 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hey Nick, I submitted last Friday, but I don’t see my video in the channel

    Can you give me a heads up?

  • Entered mine Saturday, don’t know if it went through.

    Thanks Nick!

  • Hi Guys

    I submitted my video last Saturday and it is not on the 5 sec project vimeo channel yet.

    Do you guys know why?

  • I submitted my entry a few hours before the deadline and I got a message that everything is alright, but it hasn’t been added to the channel yet.

    Just in case the submission failed (which isn’t that unlikely because I use Opera and there’s a germanic umlaut in my name…) here’s the link to my video:

  • My submission was also submitted on the 6th and it seemed to go through but I have not been added to the group.

  • I had also submitted march 5th, but here is the link for my video:

  • Also submitted my entry on March 5th
    , but not in the channel.

    Thanks Nick! I’m sure you’re busy making cool shit.

  • Apparently Nick quite busy 🙂

  • i’ve just started to my project, i’ve interrupted by a very busy week. I could not catch dead line but at least i complete my project 🙂


    My video just in case you guys didn’t see it submitted.

  • could not catch deadline too but anyway, here is my video hope you enjoy it!

  • Does anybody know when will the results be announced? 🙂

  • I submitted on time but never got added to the channel. Hope it was seen and considered!

  • How can I get announced when you post a new 5-second project?

  • YiannZ (aka mpoulis) April 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Well I know that there ‘ve been ages since this have closed ,but here is my try….

  • I just found out about this and I think it’s really cool. I look forward to entering the next one.

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