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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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I was able to view it yesterday but am getting this same message now.

Seems to be working now. Vimeo's reply:

Hi there,

Sorry for the trouble! I am running your file through the conversion process again, which should resolve the issue. Please let us know if the video is not playing correctly within the hour.

Thank you for using Vimeo!

Where is the link to the StopMoJam? I don't see it posted?

it's not finished yet. It was available for a couple of days for the participants to check it out. It is now being scored and end credits are being created. I will post it on the home page when it's finished.
Eric Scott said:
Where is the link to the StopMoJam? I don't see it posted?

Thank you Anthony (y)

Anthony Scott said:

Here's a quick update on the STOPMO JAM: most of the editing at this point is done, the music and additional sound fx are slated to be completed next. I don't have a date for its completion at this time. In the meantime, I wanted to give people here on the site a chance to view the current work-in-progress version. Keep in mind that the sound is roughed in and will change. The password is Spring16.

:D!!

Hello everybody.. any news..?

Hi Zen,

No news yet on the music. The musician told me he has a theme worked out. He is not being paid for writing 18 minutes of music so I can't really push too much. It'll be done when it's done. He's super busy with his business and family so until then, you can view the entire work-in-progress film online. (see above)


Zen said:

Hello everybody.. any news..?

All right Anthony, thanks

m_Hi everyone, are there any news on whether would be a StopMotion Jam 2017? Maybe it has been already announced and I did not check, or else it is not possible to happen. I know the music was pending ever since June 2016.

m_been away for quite some time. just checking in. Cheers to all submitted entries and those working on new projects. 

Hello, no announcement for a STOPMO JAM 2. Still working on the music for the first one. Aiming to release it in March.

Stopmo Jam will be released next Friday March 24. It will be viewable here and on the Stopmo Jam Facebook Page.


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