WINNER OF THE ANIMATION PROCREATION CONTEST ANNOUNCED
Below is a message from Loren Bouchard, judge of the animation contest….
Well done. And thank you for sharing your work. In a contest with as modest a prize as this one, I wouldn’t have been surprised if entries were few and far between, but that’s not the case here at all. Besides the quantity, I’m impressed with the high level of originality. This is not a bunch of knock-offs – there are people taking real creative risks here. I’d like to recognize a few people/pieces for honorable mentions: stecker_show, happyfatties, MovingBoxStudio, and todd_spicer – thank you, great job.
jkenwks – “Mick the Mighty Miner” is really something. Keep doing stuff like that.
PSSTpassiton is a collective. So points right there, just for teaming up. That is key in this industry. I especially liked “Sparkle Esperantumor Stimulation”. Love 2D/3D mixed together.
And fugazi77: “Sunny Day All is Well” – another trippy piece, and another example of INCREDIBLY high quality animation and execution.
And now the winner…
The winner is Slothvision, who entered “The Sloth Life, It Can Changes”, “John Wolfington:Shotgun” and “PlanetX”. They all appealed to me immediately, but “The Sloth Life”, in particular, felt approachable and funny. The voice of the character came through (even though it was written), and there was a mature storytelling ability at work, with ups and downs and a bittersweet final beat that tied the whole thing together. A great short.
Thanks again everyone, for entering and for checking out each other’s work. I had a great time looking at all of these, and I had a great time working on our own little call-for-upload pieces. (Thank you, Nora.)
- Loren BouchardP.S. I can’t resist also sharing this – If you’re in the mood to hear a completely different (mean, nasty) perspective about this contest, check out this guy’s blogpost:
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