CALLING ALL ASHEVILLE KIDS: Open Streets Asheville gets people moving. Can you get our logo moving?
Enter our logo animation contest! Start with our logo, and add actions & sounds using your favorite animation software. Your animation should inspire people to get moving and feel great.
Winning animations hit the big screen at Grail Moviehouse! Winners in each age category receive 2 free tickets to Grail Moviehouse, branded eventwear, and recognition at the awards ceremony and film screening on Sunday, September 3rd at 10:30 am. All submissions will be shown; all entrants receive recognition & surprises. Bring your friends!
We’ll use the winning animations to promote our events (the next one is Sun Sept 17!). Your animation will be used online and its still images in print to inspire Asheville to get healthier and happier through physical activity.
Animation Contest Details
6-10 (some adult guidance & production assistance permissible)
11-14 all work by child/teen entrant
15-18 all work by child/teen entrant
Submission file format: .mov with or without music/sounds
Submission resolution: 16:9 format, high resolution
Filename format: ChildsFullName_2017LogoAnimationContest.mov (please use .mov file type)
Length: 15 to 30 seconds
How to Enter: Submit this entry form NOW. We’ll send you the high resolution logo and an upload link for your finished submission to our Animations Contest Dropbox.
Chances are, you already have some idea how to animate. Stop-motion animation is simply playing frames (also called slides or images) with slight changes in them quickly, kind of like a flip book. When played, a stop-motion animation looks like motion, even though it’s composed of a series of still images.
Stilted stop-motion animation is charming. For smoother animation, try making smaller changes and playing more frames per second (fps). It’s your decision. Try making slides in a Paint-type application, or Microsoft Power Point works, or Google Slides, then insert them in an animating software like Windows Movie Maker. Find lots of tutorials on YouTube. Or use software designed for animation.
Free Animation Software
Pivot Animator (simple; free download; create active stick figures; add our logo in background. Tutorials also at YouTube.)
Styx (more complex stick figure work; free download; Tutorials also at YouTube.)
Google’s Toontastic (3D, ages 3-7, free download from Google Play or App Store)
Pencil 2D (free download; open source, more complex, hand-drawn animation)
And check out this recent list of best beginner 2D animation software.
Happy creating! Reach out with questions here.