We are wrapping up Round 3, Sound Jam, part of our summer series of animation jams. Artists earn points in each round and a champion of animation will be announced at the end of the summer. Haven't participated yet? Join in for Round 4!
For Round 4, I put out a call for theme ideas on Twitter and Dorkdoodles had a good one with "rejected video game characters." Talking about it over lunch, we summarized it as "rejected mascots", so it could be a video game character, a cartoon character, a corporate / team mascot... Just some character that was pitched and was totally wrong for the part. It's a great opportunity for wacky character design and voice talent.
Another good suggestion came from @TheFabs, with "spooks/creeps" and @SKillustration with "nightmare fuel". Having just come off a Stranger Things binge, the horror theme sounds like a lot of fun, although maybe best when we're closer to Halloween.
I put up a Twitter poll with these, "Music Videos" and "None of the above" and it currently stands at 34% Rejected Mascots, 32% Spooky / Creepy after 349 votes. So close!
For this round, we're going with Rejected Mascots.
Minimum 15 seconds of animation.
Tag your entry "MascotJam"
Content must be original; no characters you didn't create.
Music must be from the Audio Portal or an original piece by a teammate.
As lead animator, you may partner with background artists, in-betweeners, colorers, writers, voice actors, musicians and sound effects artists.
The lead animator is the one who earns points in each round of this event. Support members may work with multiple animators and change things up each round.
Monday, August 22nd at 4PM EST.
You are welcome to join in on this round even if you missed the first three. The winner of each round gets 10pts, down to 1pt for tenth place. Not every animator makes it into every round so there is potential for things to move around as people come and go!
NOTE: Due date was bumped back a week to not conflict with Clock Day and Kitty Krew Day. Now you have three weeks!
Be sure to check out the winners of the Art Inspired Music Contest!