Animators! We are hosting a Summer Animation Jams event and it begins FRIDAY, JUNE 1st.
At 3PM EST on June 1st, you will be given a theme to base an animation on.
You will have until 12:59PM PST on Wednesday, June 27th, to finish your piece.
This even was originally going to beging on June 13th but we expanded the first round as part of a partnership with @RubberNinja's #Animonthly on Twitter. Both ROUND 1 and the June #Animonthly will share a theme and RubberNinja will be one of the ROUND 1 celebrity judges.
You may work with a team but each team should specify the LEAD ANIMATOR, who will get the points. Support members may include background art (bg animation is fine), coloring, in-betweens, voice actors, musicians and sound editors.
You will be expected to use original characters and audio that doesn't present licensing issues.
ROUND 2 will be announced at 3PM EST on Wednesday June 28th and it will have a specific ROBOT theme.
The entire event will be five rounds. There are no eliminations and you are not required to participate in every round.
Winners for each round will be announced within a week of each round conclusion. Points will be awarded as such:
1st: 10 pts
2nd: 9 pts
3rd: 8 pts
4th: 7 pts
5th: 6 pts
6th: 5 pts
7th: 4 pts
8th: 3 pts
9th: 2 pts
10th: 1 pt
Whoever has the most points at the end of the event will be crowned the winner! There are prizes:
1st - $300
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
This is a great opportunity to push yourself over the summer, while also building a portfolio of work. It would be awesome to see as many animators as possible in attendance, both newcomers and pros!
You don't need to formally sign up in advance but you can reply to this thread saying you intend to participate; it's fun to see who might turn up.
To enter, all you need to do is create an animation at any point during the event. You could miss Round 1 and still enter Round 2 but you'll have the best odds of accumulating points if you participate in every round (our previous winner participated in four of five rounds, for example).
Curious for examples? Here are the rounds from last time:
See ya on June 1st!