No offence to mikdog or to his animation in particular, more aimed at the judging in gereral. This was a test to see how easy it is to replicate the winning entry - something which could not be said of the others. And this was starting from scratch not using a premade character. In fact I've seen this character in his other work and think it's very good. However I don't feel the entry was first place material, due to:
A) 18 seconds long? Some people myself included couldn't keep it within the time requirement thus not entering. If I'd known I could have flaunted the rules and still had a shot at winning I would have entered. But we were not told this
Even just taking the animation into account I would not have said it beat the others. There was very little movement nay animation involved at all.bupaje wrote:The judges were specifically looking at animation -which was one of the things suggested in the thread where I asked for people's feedback.
C) All the other entries made use of the brief outline and showed imagination in terms of made up products, alien design, environment etc. and marketing the product in a believable way e.g "alien girlfriend in a can" If the judges are not going to evaluate the winner in terms of the brief then why have one at all? Why not just say animate something - Impress me?
I personally would like to see a breakdown of how on earth (pun intended) the judges came to the conclusion they did.