This clip is of 24 year old Kseniya Simonova, a Ukrainian artist who won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009. She uses a giant light box and sand to illustrate (and sometimes, real-time animate) the invasion of the Ukraine during WWII, set to haunting, dramatic music. I love a good Britney Spears impersonator, but this is incredible.
We got such a boatload of submissions for Channel Frederator’s 2-Second Cartoon Contest and it really looks like everyone put a lot of work into their shorts. Thanks to everyone for submitting! I would love for everyone to to win, but we did promise a prize, and that prize goes to Jeff Gill for his short, “First Kiss”. Congratulations, Jeff!
I asked Jeff a few questions about himself and what inspired his 2-second short. Check out his answers below!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m originally from Seminole, FL, but after attending school in Savannah I moved out here to Los Angeles and have worked at a number of really fun studios, including Jib Jab and South Park. Currently we’re hard at work on the 13th season, but during our mid-season breaks I enjoy working on my own side projects including music videos, experimental films, and updating my daily art blog, goodbyespacebar.blogspot.com
That’s right folks! Just over 24 hours to upload your 2-second cartoon for our St. Patrick’s day contest. We’ve already gotten quite a few awesome entries and are looking forward to yours!
You could be taking home a brand-spanking-new Nintendo DSi (yes, that’s the new, fancy-pants, improved version of the Nintendo handheld device that is being released in April).
Make sure you visit the contest page here, and submit your film at: www.channelfrederator.com/submit - Carrie
It’s an animation contest at Matchless Bar in Brooklyn, to be held on Friday, March 6th at 9ish. The winner gets a $100 bar tab. Woo hoo! Dicko says “The crowd will pick the winner and I am not eligible to win.” We call that transparency. Matchless Bar is at 557 Manhattan Avenue (at Driggs).
To experience just a bit of the oddness that is Dicko, Watch The Adventures of Sawboy Buck below…and you will be singing the saw song whether you like it or not!
That’s right folks, we’re upping the ante on our St Patrick’s Day 2-Second Cartoon Contest! No second-best for you. The winner of our contest will now be receiving the new and improved version of Nintendo’s handheld device, the Nintendo DSi. This new model features a bigger screen but thinner body, two cameras and more! BUT you can’t win unless you enter. Visit the contest page here for more details. Entries are due on March 6th. That’s only 8 days away, so get crackin’ on those toons! - Carrie
That’s right folks! We’re only 12 days away from the deadline of Channel Frederator’s 2-second cartoon contest. The theme is St. Patrick’s Day, so send us your flash cartoons, pencil cartoons, flip books, motion graphics, stop-motion cartoons… whatever it is, we want it!
The best submissions will be featured in our March 17th episode, but one lucky winner will receive a Nintendo DSi!! [Read more…]
Don’t forget, guys! Channel Frederator is hosting another 2-second animation contest!
After the awesome success of our previous contests, we couldn’t resist having another. This round, the theme is St. Patrick’s Day. Send in your flash cartoons, pencil cartoons, flip books, motion graphics, stop-motion cartoons… whatever it is, we want it!
The best submissions will be featured in our March 17th episode, but one lucky winner will receive a Nintendo DS!! [Read more…]
Channel Frederator is hosting a 2-second animation contest for Saint Patrick’s Day. We want your stop-motion, flash, cartoons, flip books, or any other kind of animation to help us celebrate the day of Irish green cheer. We’ll be featuring the best submissions in our Saint Patrick’s Day episode on March 17th.
One lucky winner will receive a Nintendo DS!
The 3rd Pictoplasma Conference, Berlin will be held in March 2009. They are accepting entries for the animation portion of the festival right now!
We are continuously on the search for fresh and convincing character design out there in the world of moving images! If you are responsible for high-grade characters in animation, narration, music visuals or motion graphics, please don’t hesitate to share them with us.
Go here to enter. Hurry! The deadline is January 22nd.
The city of Berlin will host exhibits and other special events related to the conference:
In March and April, this multidisciplinary event location will be transformed into a character biotope and a meeting point for an international scene of designers, artists, producers and an interested public. At the heart of the festival is an exhibition which explores the huge diversity of the character universe, where artists remix and sample, condense the surreal and uncanny, inflate all[Read more…]
We’re all familiar with the classic “Got Milk?” campaign, which was sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board. Now another scrappy milk-promoting trade group, the British Columbia Dairy Foundation, is promoting a video contest on YouTube.
To enter, make a video with the message “Must Drink More Milk” and upload it to YouTube. Each month, two winners will be named. At the end of the year, one Grand Prize winner will win a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air (with Final Cut Pro). Oh yeah, you MUST BE A RESIDENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA to enter.
I really like the video above, a stop motion fight scene where our underdog champion is a claymation version of one of those wobblies monsters you stick on the end of a pencil. I wish the BCDF would credit the animators and make it clear that eight YouTube videos most prominently posted were done by pros and had “real budgets” and the supervision of an advertising agency. The fight scene is by at Bent Image Lab. (Chel White, Ray Di Carlo, and David Daniels formed this Portland, Oregon studio in 2003.)