Start With A Photo

November 9, 2009 - By 



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

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This one should be fun. You must use photos you have taken to make your animation for this weeks theme. Use a photo as the main element in your animation. Why not try something you haven’t done before. Cut out a person or elements from photos. Or, maybe composite something into a photo. Whatever it is, just make sure to take a photo and incorporate it in to your entry.



What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make cool shit for our reel right? Sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Use the theme “Start With A Photo” 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.



Rules

  1. 1. The animation can’t be longer than nine seconds. FIVE SECONDS is highly recommended!
  2. 2. The animation must fit the theme.
  3. 3. Only submit animation. Any and all animation forms are accepted (stop motion, hand drawn, cg, 3d, motion design, etc… ). Unmodified, videos will not be accepted, however.



Why Should You Enter? Check out the video…



How Do I Enter my Video?

  • 1. Create a five second animation based on the theme, “Start With A Photo”.
  • 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 November 22nd



It’s really great to see so much participation. 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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  • http://vimeo.com/7749719

    We’re going to do a lot more 5 sec projects!
    Simple shapes sounds like it’ll be a great motion series too!
    PROPS to everyone who have submitted and will submit!

  • Hi Nick,
    So here is mine:
    http://vimeo.com/7749984
    Was refreshing to work with just a photo

  • Here is my project.

    http://vimeo.com/7716132

    It was a good excuse to experiment with some dynamics that I have been wanting to mess with. Thanks!

  • Hi, Nick

    Here’s my submission http://vimeo.com/7754157

    enjoy.

  • hey everybody, here is my first submission

    http://www.vimeo.com/7751334
    lots of paper, AE and a digital camera
    πŸ™‚

  • He Nick,

    Here is my submission for 5 seconds project.
    I had a lot of fun with this one.

    enjoy,

    http://www.vimeo.com/7754717

  • Here’s mine, Nick:

    http://vimeo.com/7757464

    πŸ™‚

  • My 2nd attempt. Thanks GSG and Nick, ive learned a lot just doing a few 5 sec. projects!

    http://vimeo.com/7757585

  • Here’s my attempt.
    http://www.vimeo.com/7758598
    Any suggestions/criticisms are more than welcome.

  • http://www.vimeo.com/7761347
    Swing and quiet possibly a miss…

  • Hi πŸ™‚
    Here’s my Entry: vimeo.com/7760555

  • Hello, here’s mine, still converting :

    http://vimeo.com/7761962

  • had so much fun doing this and learned a huge amount along the way!! thanks a lot and well done to everyone for all the great entries!!

    http://vimeo.com/7764137

  • This one was a combination of a number of mediums. Live model that Chris painted with acrylic paints, then we shot her in a number of different positions, chose the photo, brought it in to photoshop, then Kyle got to work in after effects and our new intern Mike did the sound design… so like 7 or so mediums to make our 5 second piece… good times!

  • This one was a combination of a number of mediums. Live model that Chris painted with acrylic paints, then we shot her in a number of different positions, chose the photo, brought it in to photoshop, then Kyle got to work in after effects and our new intern Mike did the sound design… so like 7 or so mediums to make our 5 second piece… good times!
    http://www.vimeo.com/7764575
    http://www.vimeo.com/7764575

  • My 1st entry, please comment, i found great stuff here and i’ll do my best to keep improving my skills.

    http://vimeo.com/7764884

  • I noticed that the quality was really bad on the first submission so I re uploaded it.

    http://vimeo.com/7766063

  • Great site & a really cool project Nick!

    Here’s my first submission: “Hello?”
    http://www.vimeo.com/7766456

    72 days – 02/02/2010

  • Great site & a really cool project Nick!

    Here’s my first submission: “Hello?”
    http://www.vimeo.com/7766456

    72 days – 02/02/2010

  • I’ve been meaning to participate in one of these for a while. I finally made the time and here’s my entry
    http://www.vimeo.com/7767289

    • Looks like there was a problem uploading my video. Tried uploading a new video but now it says my time in line is almost 3 hours! I guess that’s what I get for waiting til the last minute.

  • Here’s my entry…Hoping for some good feedback…

    http://vimeo.com/7767057

  • Here’s my submission, had fun playing around with camera projection and HDRI!

    http://www.vimeo.com/7767736

  • (The date stamp on my submission says November 23rd, but it’s 11:19pm on November 22nd here in Kansas City)

  • Here’s my entry: http://www.vimeo.com/7768043

    Any comments are always welcome!

  • Here is my first 5-second project.
    http://vimeo.com/7768264

    Comments and feedback are welcome. Thanks!

  • Motion from still image. Done right.
    http://www.vimeo.com/7768294
    Any suggestions? Comment PLEASE!

  • This is my first FSP. This was really a fun thing to do…
    Here’s my entry…

    http://vimeo.com/7768516

  • Hi Nick,

    Here’s another last minute entry, utilizing the amazing time bender powers of Pacific time, Vancouver, where it is 10:49pm.

    Love these projects. Looks like there’s going to be an epic number of entry’s this time round.

    Finger’s crossed: http://vimeo.com/7768637

    Cheers!
    Stu

  • Last minute entry. Work has been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t had much time for the fun side projects.

    http://www.vimeo.com/7769342

  • Crap. I forgot to post a comment here. Well, here’s the link anyways:

    http://vimeo.com/7755492

    thanks,

    Adam

  • Here’s my video: http://www.vimeo.com/7697453. Everyone can feel free to leave comments!

  • A lot of these are very good. But…

    people should not feel forced to include text saying the name of the project!

    Many of these would be far more interesting without random text popping up that has no relation to the visuals!!

  • here is man, is the same link, but now more shortest:

    http://vimeo.com/7718544

  • Hey Nick,

    I’m new to 5 Second Projects and I posted my link on the Channel Shout Box. My video wasn’t added to the channel and I thought it was either because I uploaded it after midnight or that you just didn’t see it. It looks like some other people entered late last night or today, so I thought I’d post again here.

    http://www.vimeo.com/7768917

    I’ll get it in earlier next time. πŸ™‚

  • http://vimeo.com/7786720

    Tried getting this rendered in time, didn’t end up doing so. Still would love some comments.

  • Oh crap!
    i was sure this was due to the 24th :$ lolz…
    Anyways, if theres a chance to squeeze in, it would be cool of ya, Nick! πŸ˜€
    http://vimeo.com/7801716
    Cheerio!

  • http://vimeo.com/8618926

    Hey, I decided to redo this project, please feel free to give comments. It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! (:

  • Great site. Plenty of helpful information here. I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your effort!

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