I learned a few lessons in October – the most important being “Don’t base your animation concepts on movies that were made more than 5-10 years ago.” The audience may not get the joke.
It’s a terrible thing trying to win an animation contest while battling a mini-addiction to Minecraft. The bad news is, I didn’t come in first place. The good news is I have more gold ingots than I know what to do with!
I don’t have to tell you what a dummy I am, do I? Believe me, I was cruising along just fine with my animation entry for September when THIS arrived in the mail on Friday.
Monday’s are so terrible anyway. I didn’t need anything else ruining it for me. Just Monday being Monday is usually bad enough.
I was shooting to be in the top 20. Missed it by that much, really, and came in 25th place. That’s 25th out of 197 entries. I’m pretty satisfied with that actually! It’s quite an achievement for my first attempt at an animation competition.
This will be the second online competition I’ve participated in (the first being a Christmas themed CG render contest). I started much too late last time and ended up with a half-assed entry. For the 11 Second Club, I’ve employed the entire month of May, and I’ve needed it for my hand-drawn animation.
It’s been quite some time since I posted about my garden, so here are some photos and an update for you.