AnimWatch is having an animation challenge in hopes of helping to fill the void from the loss of the Ten Second Club. This looks like it could be a fun challenge. And the Blender community has a large amount of resources available to quickly start animating. Including the large collection of complete rigs.
As reflected in THIS POST, we all miss the Ten Second Club.
While I don't think we could ever replace that wonderful challenge site, I thought maybe there would be sufficient desire out there for a similar challenge.
So, I present to you the first AnimClips Challenge (applause here.)
Here's what you do -
1. Download the sound clip here:
Transcription (14 sec)
I want more... much more.
Yes, Master! I get you more.
No, Igor... much, much more.
Yes, Master, YES!!!
VOICE ONE: (Maniacal laughter)
2. Animate some characters performing the dialog
3. Post your progress in this forum for comments and crits.
4. Post the final piece by the deadline. Bask in the glory. Add another cool animation to your portfolio and just maybe finally bag that dream job...
Deadline is Mon, Jun 11, 2007.
There are tons of free resources to get you started HERE.
If you ever wanted to work on your animation skills then you should be interested in doing it in this fun and educational environment. They are great at offering constructive criticism.
Post your Works In Progress here.
Post your Final versions here.
Information about the challenge and questions go here.
Resources including rigs for specific software can be found here.