Self Portrait

February 15, 2010 - By 

This one is all about YOU! Make a five second animation about yourself. What you like, what you do, what you know, what you LOVE. Anything really. Just make it 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 “Self Portrait” 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 the Five Second Projects Archive to see all of the past themes.


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. Post a link to this posts comment thread and I will add it to the Channel.
4. Deadline is Sunday February 28th

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

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  • just finished, here is my entry

    PS Critiques and Suggestions are more than welcome!

  • Hello guys, I’m having trouble with vimeo distorting my video to a wrong aspect ratio.

    anyone can help me?
    I read vimeo faq and help, but I’m afraid that I have to do another clean upload instead of video replacement.
    This would lead me to over exceed the deadline.

    I appreacite any help,


  • My entry for this five second Project.

    In the Netherlands it is the 29th now. But in the US it is still the 28th. Sometimes time difference is a blessing

  • well, I also tried a clean upload,
    the link is
    hope it works

  • oh, it’s good to be back!

    Cheers GSG!

    • Hey Nick,

      Just checked the Vimeo channel and to my horror I didn’t see my entry among the runners.

      The thought of missing out on your contest is almost too much to bear!

  • damnnnnn, i mist it by one day, i had some computer issues yesterday, hope i can still make it ?

    • I really hope i can still enter Nick ? Because i’ve had quite some work on this one, a nice practice on rigging and modelling though !

  • I know I’m unbelievably late, but I can try right?

  • I posted my link a few days back and vimeo says its had no plays, is the link not working?
    Here it is again:

  • Hey Nick, I know the contest is over, but maybe you could take a look at my try !
    Thx !

  • Yeah another late entry here. But its good so its a small factor that can be overlooked 🙂

  • Hey Nick, I realized only after I finished my 5 second video that the deadline was 8 days ago, Maybe you can find it in your good graces to add mine:
    Thanks very much!


    Its late, super late….sorry. if its to late for it to be considered for the contest i’d really appreciate some feedback. Its my first time entering and i’m kind of nervous.

  • I’m so excited about the winner! When do you post it?

    • hasn’t been announced yet. Nick must be busy with something big!
      hope there will be enough time for another 5SP before the end of the month

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