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.
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
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)
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.
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