Animation Challenge!

It has been a while since we had an animation challenge on Spline Doctors… But the time has come and I’m excited to say that we are giving out some really cool prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners sponsored by The Art Department.  I am working with the Art department to build a really great Animation Program. This September we have some great classes. Check it out.

The Challenge:

Take a character from the Gold Rush era 1849 and have them interact with an object or character from the future.  The character must have a change in emmotion. You can basically go wild and even create a story. To be fair there should not be more than 10 cuts. The piece should not be longer than 1 minute (not including titles and credits) There can be dialogue or musical cues. The scene can be animated in 2d or 3d or any medium.

More about the characters: Think about the wide range of characters from the 1800′s. They can be from any part of the world, not just your typical miner from  the Sierra’s. (although thats fine) The “future” can be any future, as long as the audience understands that what is happening is from the future or the object is something not of that era. The point of this scene is to explore character, acting, weight, physicality and so on.

The Deadline: You have the rest of the summer to work on this. The final Deadline is September 1st.

The Prizes: All I can say is that if you are an animation nut, you wont be disappointed!!!

Good Luck!