Vancouver Opera has launched Operabot 2.0, its second-annual international contest that challenges animators to create short films based on VO productions. This year, contestants are asked to create a film based on Verdi’s La Traviata. Animators, using rights-cleared music provided by VO, courtesy of EMI Music Canada, will vie for prizes including ToonBoom animation software and Wacom tablets. Entries must be between 30 seconds and two minutes and will be screened at a party with judges from Rainmaker Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Rival Schools, Nerd Corps Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment. The deadline is Feb. 28. The screening party is March 10. Winners will be announced April 15. For rights-cleared music, official rules, contest updates and details on how to enter, see vancouveropera.ca. VO’s production of La Traviata is at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, April 30 with subsequent performances May 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12. Tickets are $29.
Check out Yoni’s latest project done using Toon Boom Harmony. This animation short is part of a contest in an Israeli Festival. Even if you don’t read Hebrew, you can double click on the video and you’ll get to the site (it’s very similar to YouTube). Below the video, on the right are five stars, you have to click how many you want to give (rightmost is 5 stars).
With a last minute flurry of contest entries, we want to make sure we aren’t closing the door on some great talent – so we’re accommodating demand by pushing back the submission period for the Animate Shatner contest to December 3rd.
So if you have not started your project, now is the time to download the sound clip and get started!
Here’s Your Chance to Animate William Shatner: A Contest Presented by Myouterspace.com and Toon Boom
Hosted by William Shatner, the Myouterspace Contest calls the greatest talent in the creative galaxy to come forward and shine! The Contest is scheduled from September 1 until December 1, 2010 and is open to the talent of this world and beyond.
The contest will challenge animators out there to create their own original video based on a short William Shatner monologue featuring myouterspace.com. Participants are required to use the Personal Learning Edition of Toon Boom Animate or Animate Pro to design and direct their own animated William Shatner using one of three audio voiceovers. The Contest is scheduled from September 1 until December 1, 2010. A round of final voting online will decide the prizes, including scholarships for two online courses provided by Academy of Art University.
So Get Started!
Coming in August 2010, Toon Boom Animation and Myouterspace are joining forces to find the greatest talent in the creative galaxy! Using Animate Pro Personal Learning Edition, this contest will challenge your creativity and originality and show the universe your support for Myouterspace.com. With the animated William Shatner starring in your lead role and three audio voiceovers to choose from, this is your opportunity to showcase your skills as a top-notch animator!
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Win a copy of Toon Boom Animate Pro!
The contest theme this time is….
“Recreate 15 Seconds of Your Favorite Non-Animated Movie”
Like our previous contest, you need to use Animate (or the Free Animate Personal Learning Edition) to enter. And to enter all you need to do is upload your video here to Vimeo and add it to this group by August 2.
Check it out and get the animated action going!
NexTv has created the web series/short film competition to bring Industry Leaders from around Hollywood to YOU.
Whether you are a highly developed filmmaker, or have raw talent and untapped potential…by submitting your work, you are taking a significant step towards accessing the very top circles of the entertainment industry.
The Finalists’ work will be chosen for their originality, execution and most of all the, potential for becoming successful television content.
Toon Boom is a proud sponsor of this unique competition. Check it out now!
Yes, the grand prize is a a free copy of Animate Pro ($1999 value)!
Here’s what we have in mind to enter and win!…
To Enter: Submit a short animation (30 seconds to 1 minute is plenty) in the style of a Classic Animated Commercial. How classic? I’ll post some references below. What I think would be cool to see is something in that style, but with a twist on it. Animate Pro has some amazing 3D capabilities, so I think it would fun to see a piece that looks old at first, but is freshened up by some FX that animators 50 years ago couldn’t work with.
Timeline: We were thinking 2 months is a fair timeline, so lets round that up to October 31.