Straight Lines Only

April 21, 2010 - By 

UPDATE – Thanks for all the great entires. Over 200! Stay tuned for the next project. Winners will announced soon.

Straight lines are everywhere! Sometimes we take them for granted. So for this five second project lets see what you can do with them.

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 “Straight Lines Only” to make a five second motion piece and enter it into the form below. 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?
We are gonna try something different this time around. Instead of posting your entry in the comments we will be using a Wufoo form to take entries.

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 Wufoo form below and I will add it to the channel
4. Deadline is Wednesday May 5th

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

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  • Daniel Amedoda May 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

    i probably wont be able to finish in time but is it ok to post my submission anyway just to tbe shown?

  • I´m really glad I could make one this time!

    Feels great.

    Cheers to one and all!

  • Hey There! Great 5 Sec project – my first one to participate in:

    (uploaded yesterday)

  • Diego VON Diego May 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Here is my submission !

    I posted it with the form too.
    Hope you’ll enjoy it.

  • Hey Nick,
    I am having trouble uploading my video to the Straight Lines Only 5 Second Project. It says that only one submission per user, and I haven’t submitted yet. So here is my link if you can add it to the channel:

    Thanks for taking the time,
    Jordan Scott

  • Hi! the form do not work for me! (Connection reinitialized ) :s
    this is my submission :

  • Not sure why but Vimeo added an extra second to my entry.The last frame lasts for an additional second. It is 29.97 fps and both the project file and final export are 5 sec.
    Please don’t disqualify me.
    Here is the link.

  • .\\ eblivious //. May 6, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Here’s my SLO-5SP entry:

  • .\ eblivious //. May 6, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Here’s my SLO-5SP entry:

  • Myron Blocksome May 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’m a little late. that AO pass took forever.

  • It would be great to be able to see a compilation video of all these entries strung together…

  • Tiago Coutinho May 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

    My first 5 Second Project:

  • Has was a little to late but i think i made a good one…
    Please leave some feedback. Thanks

  • I don’t understand why my 5s project isn’t in the vimeo chanel ! I posted it 1 week ago !

    Thanx nick 🙂

  • Today I realized about this 5 Second Project…

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