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Announcing the 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM!

What is it?

An opportunity for animators to be a part of a stop motion experimental film.

How does it work?

You animate at home or in your studio. Your animation takes place on a simple white set. A white sweep is best. (see set examples below) Your subject(s) must enter frame at the start and exit frame by the end so that the next shot can be cut together with yours. One shot, no cuts, up to 20 seconds in length.

Deadline to complete animation is April 18, 2016. Once all entries are submitted, I'll cut them together and feature the final film here on StopMotionAnimation.com.

RULES AND GUIDELINES

I will update this as needed so check back occasionally.

Deadline: April 18, 2016 (extended from April 1)

Theme: Spring (all definitions of the word)

Shot length: Up to 20 seconds. One shot, no cuts.

Set Floor and Background must be white, a white sweep is a good way to accomplish this. Your shot must start with a blank white frame and end the same way.

Puppets can be made of clay, paper, foam, wire, sand, whichever materials you can utilize to create your design but it must be stop motion animated. Sorry no LEGOs, action figures, toys, or store bought items are allowed UNLESS it is modified (painted, covered with paper or clay, etc). The goal is to make a hand-made experimental film. Stop motion puppets, 2d cutouts, sand, painting, pixelation, all hand-made animation techniques allowed as long as it is against a white field. Depending on interest, there may be a LEGO JAM or a CLAY JAM in the future.

Audio, dialogue, sound effects are allowed but no music please. I will try to either have music composed or find music that fits the whole film if needed.

Content must be ok for kids to watch. Please nothing political. I reserve the right not to include your animation if it doesn't fit into these guidelines. If you have any questions, please post below.

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Technical Guidelines

Frame Rate: 24fps

Aspect Ratio 1920 x 1080

Compression Codec: H264 

Once your animation is complete, contact me and I'll provide you with a way to upload your finished Quicktime movie.

Title and Credit: At the end of the film, I will display a frame from your animation with the title and your name next to it similar to the sample credit card pictured below. Please no title or credits in your actual animation.

title card example

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That's great Anthony! I look forward to sharing it around and watching it again myself.

lol, why the deadline is moved from april? :c

its not fair :c

um, guys, can someone tell me what does mean that STOPMOJAM video on the front page, when the deadline is april 18 ?

is JAM is continue or it ended?

Way Back in January 24, 2016 at 12:59pm Anthony Scott (owner of this site/forum) announced the very first STOP MOTION JAM ever. The theme chosen was ¨SPRING¨ and the deadline was on APRIL 17th of that same year. All I just wrote was written in the original post, if you check above.

Friday March 24th, 2017 was the date when the STOP MOTION JAM VIDEO was released.

Since then, no announcements of a STOPMO JAM 2

STOPMO JAM Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/stopmojam/?pnref=story



Serge Taganski said:

um, guys, can someone tell me what does mean that STOPMOJAM video on the front page, when the deadline is april 18 ?

is JAM is continue or it ended?

Sorry for the confusion, yes STOPMO JAM was stuck in post production limbo for 8 months until I replaced the original composer. Music and Audio production was able to resume in January and the JAM was completed in time for Spring 2017.

There will be a Stopmo Jam 2. Watch for an announcement next week.

gush, it's great to hear that!

Anthony Scott said:

There will be a Stopmo Jam 2. Watch for an announcement next week.

Stopmo Jam 2 ... good news indeed. Look forward to hearing more.
... jbd

I'll be watching out for Jam2 - sorry I missed the first one.  A couple of jobs came up just at the wrong time, but maybe this year...

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