So many of you guys requested it, so here it is: You can get a chance to win Video Copilot’s Element 3D plugin! I’m very excited to finally kick this off after much demand, it’s also pretty cool that Premiumbeat is pitching in some sweet assets for this contest.

This Contest is Officially Over! View Results

How to Enter

Step 1:

Create a 30 second animation using any of the 3 featured tracks graciously provided by Premiumbeat. You must use one of these 3 tracks in your animations, unaltered and unchanged, to qualify. You can listen and download the 3 tracks here.

Step 2:

Upload your finished animation to Vimeo and put a link to this post in the description of that video.

Step 3:

Submit your video by posting your video URL, name, and website in the comments down below. Follow me on Twitter @VinhSonNguyen to get the latest updates.

* Deadline is September 1, 2012
* The music tracks provided may only be used for this contest. Purchase the full license to use it commercially. 

How It Will Work

  • The best animation to utilize the provided audio wins a free copy of Element, so make the audio work well! I will also be featuring the top 10 best entries on the site for some additional recognition! With the help of Video Copilot’s Support, they will transfer the new license/purchase to a new designated account. That is how you will receive your product download, so having your own Video Copilot store account is required for the transfer.

Rules

  • Original works only. Do not use other people’s work.
  • Must be some sort of motion graphics. (2D/3D stuff is fine, just no film/video)

Things to Remember

The goal of this contest is to see how well you can utilize and incorporate the provided audio with your work. Craft your animation to where the audience would think the audio was the perfect pick for the work. Make your piece seem as if there were no better track in the face of this planet than the one provided. This is key: make the audio seem perfect for your animation.

There will only be 1 winner, but don’t let that discourage you! This is a great and fun little challenge to test your ability to work with audio. It also gives you a chance to have fun and create stuff for your reel. If your stuff is great, but didn’t make it to #1, there’s a chance you’ll be featured here on the Dojo to get some recognition for your awesome work!

That’s pretty much it folks, I’ll be announcing the winner after September 1st so get to work and have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I’ll get to them soon. Also, many thanks to Premiumbeat for contributing the contest tracks! They’re awesome and you should definitely check them out.

 

 

VinhSon Nguyen

VinhSon Nguyen is a motion graphics designer and hosts a series of creative design tutorials related to Adobe After Effects & Cinema 4D. He is also a Tuts+ Premium course instructor, pianist, and coffee fanatic. He enjoys teaching various subjects and loves to improvise music.

  • malick

    Wow, I think I’m so in !

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Can’t wait to see your submission!

  • Luís Mestre

    I’m not so sure if I will participate since I’m still a newbie :s

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Participate for the fun! You may win or at least get featured on here ;)

      • Luís Mestre

        I’ll try

  • Dominic den Drijver

    Dude, I’m a 100% in! Sounds are epic too btw!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Cant wait to see your submission :)

  • Roberto Fiori

    Manos a la obra!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Cant wait to see :)

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    wow, I am new to this game (after effects) …but, you got to be in it to win it!!! Without bad luck, I would have no luck lol. pray for me VinhSon Nguyen :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      There’s always a good chance buddy, just take your time, brainstorm, and have fun!

  • Dan

    Hi…Let me get this straight! We can do whatever we want as long as we utilize the provided audio?

    Can I do some 3d animation as well? Or it has to be 2d only?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      You are correct, you can do whatever you want as long as you use any of the 3 audio tracks and create an animation (not film). 2D/3D is considered animation so do whatever you’d like you :)

      • Thomas

        Hi, can we add some animation on a video (3D motion tracking, …) or only motion graphics and no video ?

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          For this contest, I’d like it to be strictly only motion graphics and no video. But once Optical Flares V2 is released, I’ll be throwing a contest aiming more at vfx/video :)

          • Thomas

            Great. I’ll try to submit something :)

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Please do! Can’t wait to see your submission!

  • http://youtube.com/intrepidlabs Intrepid

    What if the 30 second animation is longer than vimeo’s limit? Could we upload to youtube, though it’s reduced a lot?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Vimeo doesn’t have a limit of 30 seconds. I’m using Vimeo for this contest to easily gather/collect all the entries :)

      • http://youtube.com/intrepidlabs Intrepid

        I meant the Mb limit, it’s 500mb isn’t it. For free users, or would you like for the entrants to have premium.

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          a 30 second animation should be fine within the 500mb limit. I’d recommend rendering full settings, add audio in video editor, compress with H.264, then upload that file.

          • http://youtube.com/intrepidlabs Intrepid

            We produce 8-15 second animations and they are about 2gb-3.5gb. Hahah, so we’ll see about compressing. :) 1080p or 720p?

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Preferably 720p. You’re right, 8-15 seconds of animation is around 2GB but after compressing to H.264, you should get about 50MB.

  • Nick

    What type of animation are you looking for?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Anything that brings out the audio, the goal is to try to match the visuals with the audio as best as you can. The rest is up to your creativity :)

  • jamz

    humm great Ive got some idea

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Can’t wait to see it!

  • http://none Olivier Marcotte

    Can we use some of your tutorial to get some idea of it ?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Sure thing!

  • http://www.youtube.com/abeical abeical

    Brilliant! I’m in.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Awesome, can’t wait to see your stuff man!

  • http://youtube.com/1337tipton Devin

    working on something for “The Holy Grail” as we speak.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Seems exciting, that’s my favorite track out of the 3 :) Just make sure you get the un-watermarked version. If you have a watermark version, re-download it.

  • http://www.greatlakestudios.com Nick Knudsen

    https://vimeo.com/48046614

    “Voyage to Planet X782-8621″

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Awesome work my friend!

  • John Nguyen

    Would it be like cheating if i used Cinema 4D for some stuff?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      You can use whatever you want as long as the finished piece is a motion graphics piece. Anything you create from scratch or “computer generated” is fine, just no videos/film ;)

  • GamerRob1

    Hey its GamerRob1. :) I am so in!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      What’s up man, glad to have you in! Can’t wait to see your stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurty24 kurt

    Does this mean we can’t make objects in C4D or something? @__@ contest is strictly for AE only? :) Just askin’ ^__^V

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      No, you can use C4D or anything you want as long as the final piece is a motion graphics piece, meaning graphically created, no film or video. Anything “computer generated” is fine. :)

  • http://none Olivier Marcotte

    http://www.twitch.tv/mymoversky
    Im streaming my entry if u guys want to see my progress of it :D

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Interesting stuff man! Watching you live right now :P

  • http://none Olivier Marcotte

    Ohhh thank you :D Its may be interresting and you can see my workflow how bad it is :D

  • AD111

    This sounds great! However, I go to the website and click on the download link for the track and it only opens a new tap and plays there. Is there another way to download it? Thanks

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      If you click on the link and go to the Premiumbeat page, next to the “Play Track” button, there’s a download track button :)

      • AD111

        Thanks! Now I just have to think of something!

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/CaffeineFuelledVideo Nick

    Im definitely in, like you said, even if I don’t win or get featured, at least I’ll have something to be proud of to put in my reel

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      That’s absolutely the spirit! Have fun and create stuff, the Element 3D 1st place prize is just a bonus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurty24 kurt

    I hope no professional worker joins this contest! Hahaha. LMAO. I’m talking about people who do this for their living. Haha Like Maya users etc etc. :)))))))))) ( NOOBIE HERE :\ )

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      No “professional” follows my work :P

  • Andy

    I started following creativedojo before summer and I love it, specially how you put things…sometimes when working for clients we forgot to have fun, and you bring it back in what you teach. Finally I decided to enter the contest this time … for fun! Thanks!

    • Andy

      This is my first contest, sorry but I have some questions :)

      1) deadline is september 1st at midnight or august 31th at midnight? (and which time zone!)
      2) Can we throw in some sound fx or the soundtrack should be “clean”?
      3) Do we have to display some text like creativedojo.com, premiumbeat.com or we can put any title we like?

      thanks

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Hey Andy. Deadline is September 1st at midnight, don’t worry about timezone, I won’t be too strict. No soundfx, it must be clean. And you don’t have to display any text you don’t want to, just do whatever you’d like :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Hey Andy, that’s awesome to hear! I hope to bring more enjoyable content here on the site. Really looking forward to your entry :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurty24 kurt

    Hey vinhs, Can we put an intro something. Like the ones used by media artists. Like a “creative dojo productions” clip aside from 30 seconds or will u be strict on the 30 second rule?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      You can add a intro, just make sure it’s included in the 30 seconds :) I won’t be too strict.

  • amin

    hi
    ok certain, I can create video.
    thanks

  • GamerRob1

    What if I used some CGI Models from Halo? Would that be okay? I mean this is just for a contest use, and its computer generated and all.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes, anything graphical related is acceptable. Go for it :)

      • GamerRob1

        Awesome, il have mine to you in a few days. :)

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Can’t wait buddy!

  • max

    hy, i am going to try this contest. i choose the first music. i love it

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Best of luck, cant wait to see your entry!

    • Dominic den Drijver

      Haha everyone picked the first one as it seems :p

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Yes, more competition to fight against! Guess no one is jolly ;)

  • Eric P.

    100% in ! Can’t wait to see the stuff of my competition rivals :D

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I cant wait either!

  • David Lozano
    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Awesome work man, very nice set extension and grading! Unfortunately you didnt create a motion graphics piece except for the ending title animation. There’s still time to fix!

  • AD111

    Quick question, is it only 1 submition per person?

    Thanks

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes, 1 entry only. Trust me, you only have time for 1 entry, make those 30 sec good!

  • eric tualle

    lets used AE + Cinema4d !! :p

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Please do!

  • http://none Olivier Marcotte

    Vinhson i dont understand when u mean we cant use video/film could you explain me in details ?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      You are creating a animation using graphics/vectors/computer 3d. The key here is using graphics you created like typography, particles, textures. No video taken from a camera. We are not trying to make a movie.

      • angela

        Is it okay to use pictures of real objects? =.=

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Yes, as long as you’re aiming for something motion graphics like and not some vfx film :P

  • au79

    where do i post the website and my name?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      In the comments down below

      • au79

        thanks

  • https://vimeo.com/ericprochnow Eric P.

    http://vimeo.com/48161132
    After 2 days of intensive work and a long rendertime, it’s finally done. Hopefully there is a chance for me to win :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Great use of the track buddy, seems almost “gospel” like, very inspirational and good 3D parallax.

      • https://vimeo.com/ericprochnow Eric P.

        Thanks man.

  • ANP

    hi

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Hello!

  • serg

    Vin, i thought you said only use Your graphics? Eric video look like david… i’m lost

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Don’t worry about it Serg, just keep doing the right thing. Some of these entries are not motion graphics at all but more “vfx”. Just keep doing what you’re doing :)

      • angela

        me too :| anyhow, I did watch the PBS video. Judging from the videos I’ve seen, they’re CG, but looks vfx.. So what should be my take on this? >.<

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          CG is fine. If it’s created digitally on your computer, you should be set. Just don’t use any videos :P

    • https://vimeo.com/ericprochnow Eric P.

      @Serg :
      Sorry man but it isn’t like davids video. Some of his scenes are VIDEOS. My scenes ar ONLY STILL IMAGES , and i animate them in 3D Space so they look as realistic as possible :)

      But keep it up buddy, giving up is the wrong way. There is no reason for it :)

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Eric is correct. His style is like a 3D “pop book” magazine style, he’s not aiming for photo-realism

  • GamerRob1

    https://vimeo.com/48184395

    Here is my entry, hope you enjoy it!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I like the animation man! Did you animate/model all those yourself?

      • GamerRob1

        The models. no. Those are the actual models. But all the rigging and animation and so on was done by me. Did a lot of different rendering techniques too. Glad you liked it. :)

        • GamerRob1

          The planet and the space environment was made by me though. Im not good at modeling characters or really complex objects. XD But I love animating. I thought doing halo styled stuff would fit well. :)

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            You did a fine job animating the models as well as transition from each scene with the audio. I’d recommend some epic “Michael Bay” color grading any more subtle flares, but good work!

      • GamerRob1

        Alright glad you like it! Yeah color grading it would make it MORE epic. XD

    • max

      aie there is a level here. I cant play with you :/
      i do abstract things :)
      I am going to finish monday i think

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Good, I like abstract things :)

        • max

          great :)

  • ANP

    i can try the upload.

  • Me

    Hy why vimeo and not YouTube?
    I imagine i must create an account to upload my futur vidéo?

    • Me

      And i see All people take the earth like example. We must do it? Because me i create something abstract.
      Excuse my english i am french ;)

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        No, if you can stay away from the earth/space stuff, please do. Too many of that stuff already, something abstract would be awesome :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Vimeo because it’s easier to manage for me, also the quality isn’t horrid.

      • Dominic den Drijver

        Youtube HD is really really bad nowadays..

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Agreed!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    Hey Vinhson, I have a simple question: does it have to be a minimum of 30sec long? Because for now mine is approximately 22sec and I’m wondering if that’s one of the criterias?

    Best regards,

    S.H

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes, 30 seconds exactly is the requirement. If all else fails, just make a intro/outro that’s 8 seconds to fill :P

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

        Damn. Ok then. Here comes an 8sec outro x)

        S.H

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    https://vimeo.com/48194277

    my video… I made the graphics all by my self…

  • Andreas P.

    Check out my video https://vimeo.com/48191047

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Nice!

  • https://vimeo.com Harvey from InsertNameHere Films

    Hey ya go, my contest entry :3

    https://vimeo.com/48186491

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Hey Harvey, your animation is great! It’s very dynamic and has variation. I think if you added some camera moves and add some more environment atmosphere in your scene it should be even more awesome! Also, try re-downloading the audio track, it shouldn’t have the watermark anymore.

      • http://hotmail.co.uk Harvey from InsertNameHere Films

        I’m trying to download (by pressing download track) the track again bit its just playing the track…..

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Right click on “Download Track” and click “Save Page As” that should save it as a MP3.

    • max

      I do not understand, you say to 30s and here its 40s. Dod you know that the first song is 34s. So, when we use it the end cut net . Can we do a fade? or its not serious?

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        I don’t think I ever said 40 seconds? It needs to be exactly 30 seconds, the tracks should be 30 seconds. You’re free to do whatever you want as long as it’s 30 sec. Don’t worry, I’m sure he will fix it :)

        • Dominic den Drijver

          The first one is like 34 sec’s dude, my animation is 35 secs with outro :P

        • max

          ok thanks, so i fade it. i hate when it cut net.
          I modified again my video because miss something :)
          monday i think its good. i hope ;)

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Yes! Can’t wait to see it :)

          • AD111

            Wait so….instead of having 34 seconds like the original track we should fade it out at 30? IS that right? Or can we keep the 4 seconds which are in the track?

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Fade to 30 sec

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    Sorry to bother you again, I just want to get things straight. I’ve been working on my animation for nearly 10 hours now and I just want to ask: so the main idea is that our music fits our animation perfectly and synchronizes well? And does having an 8sec out-tro sort of bring down the ‘score’? Because as I’ve said previously I’ve made a convincing 2D animation with a perfectly synced typography but 8sec of the 30sec is my out-tro. So does that lower our overall ‘score’?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Nope, a 8 second intro doesn’t “lower” the score. Just make the audio seem PERFECt with your animation and you should be set!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

        Sweet! And no worries, it’s already perfectly synced :D
        Also thanks for such rapid responses. :)

        S.H

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Anytime, can’t wait to see your work!

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    Erick @ – thanks, I was unclear on what to do.

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    man a lot at space videos…

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes, too many!

      • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

        Oh, sorry but I am doing another one… :S
        It’s taking me a lot of time…
        Question, can we add sound effects to the video?
        Just in the background, without affecting the music.

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          No additional sounds :)

          • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

            The music is indeed 34 seconds long. Can I leave those 4 seconds just in black screen in order to not to cut the music ending?

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Yes you can do that if you wish.

      • Dominic den Drijver

        But the best one yet needs to come ^^ I think I’ll finish it tomorrow and after rendering it’ll be uploaded on.. wednesday or thursday..

  • ANP

    Hello

    Please Check My video.

    http://vimeo.com/48222400

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      It’s good, I got it :) Awesome work my friend!

  • Chris

    Im 20 seconds into my animation, I should have asked before but does the animation have to be some sort of title/into?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Nope, intro/outro is not required. In fact, text isnt even required :)

  • bahram

    hi
    i cant upload video in vimeo
    need a buy account
    plz help me

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Use a free account. Compress your video until it’s small enough using H.264

  • kirt

    I hope someone uses the third audio. :) Many people used the 1st one. Quite tired hearing it after some time. Hahaha

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Agreed! You should use the 3 one :) Stand out!

  • bahram
    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Awesome!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/NicogavAnimation NicogavAnimation

    I already finished an animation that remains to be roped …
    But can we make a second on another music?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Submit your best one :)

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/NicogavAnimation NicogavAnimation

        This is my first one :P : https://vimeo.com/48286342

        but I am not convinced of the result :/
        I’m going to do a better one ^^

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Try your best to keep it within the timeframe and don’t add any extra audio to it. But good music reaction and colors, I would’ve added more perspective/camera angles and movements, but overall good work! Thanks for your entry!

        • Max

          You are french?

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/NicogavAnimation NicogavAnimation

            Yes Why ? :P

  • Max

    I finish my vidéo and upload on vimeo but the quality is horrible. My vidéo is 1289/720 23,976 fps with 10mbps. Its a good quality no?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes that is high quality, make sure its 1280×720

  • max

    hy
    this is my entry:

    https://vimeo.com/48249600

    i tried several quality and i finally stay on MP4 1280*720 10M/s 23.976fps. On pc it’s ok.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I’m really digging the first part where it’s dark with streaming lights, it’s very dynamic with good syncing. The second part feels off, especially with no camera moves. Really great though! Can you change the privacy settings on the video so I can add it to my Vimeo Channel to manage all the entries?

      • Max

        Yes The second Party just text move with caméra. Particules are syncing with music but we dont see because the rythm is a little bit same everytime and there are lot particules.
        I hope you will like.
        It must be see on HD.

  • Chris

    Are there any issues with uploading our animations to youtube channels as well?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Nope, feel free to upload anywhere you want as long as you submit a Vimeo link to me :)

  • GamerRob1

    So much competition. Im glad I entered this contest its fun! ^_^

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      It definitely is fun watching all the submissions, I hope you have fun! You should participate in the next Kuler 5 :)

      • GamerRob1

        Kuler 5? Is that like an adobe product? :)

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Kuler is a adobe product, Kuler 5 is a project Im doing with everyone! Search Kuler 5 on CreativeDojo

          • GamerRob1

            Oh I see! I will definitely look in to that and possibly enter! :)

  • Ultimiant

    So, the Holy grail score is about 34 seconds long, is it alright if I extent my composition to fit that?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Just end it at 30, and fade the rest to black by 34 sec. Seems good ;)

  • Chris

    Ok here is my entry :) https://vimeo.com/48306440
    Sorry that I used same music as everyone else, and its another spacey style animation.
    Hope you like it :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Wow, really like your work man, nice 2D animation. The only thing I would’ve done differently was to add more angles/scenes in and not mirror the 2 videos at the final blast, but good work.

      • Chris

        Yeah it’s two screens following each bullet thingie until they meet, it kinda looks mirrored so it didn’t turn out how I wanted, glad you like it though :)

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    Vin@ can people make two video?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Preferably no, you can always make 2 and submit your best one :)

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    too many space video lol I wanna stand out!… can I re-post my second video? I like it more for the contest..?????

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Definitely, post the 2nd one.

  • Yui

    I’m just joining for the fun of making a motion graphics piece. :) Gonna post before the deadline :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes, this is more about having fun than anything! I’d love to see your work!

  • Dominic den Drijver

    After quite some hours of work, and a lot of render time, refresh time, thinking time, looking at pictures time and audio syncing time: here it finally is!

    https://vimeo.com/48393287

    yet another space video, but quite different from the other ones I’ve seen!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Awesome work, I’m very glad you spent lots of time on it! Here’s a few tips: It still looks a little empty, try adding more atmosphere and subtle elements. The planets looks flat and too sharp, and you’re only syncing to the audio a few times, the rest of the time it’s a bit static. Take a look at this video for some inspiration: https://vimeo.com/10250848

      But again, great work! I like it.

      • Dominic den Drijver

        I wish that I knew how to create that much atmosphere dude, but that is just too much for me.. I seriously looked at asteroids and comets but i was quite blank on how to create it.

        I’ll look if I have some more time to improve!

    • GamerRob1

      The space gas you added in that with the purple bloom and all was gorgeous… Amazing eye candy. :)

      • Dominic den Drijver

        Thanks man :D

    • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

      WOW! Very nice! I agree with VinhSon, try to make it more “dynamic” (more camera movements, more different scenes…)

      My video is quite similar indeed… I uploaded it 2 days ago on youtube.
      I haven’t uploaded it to vimeo yet… but don’t worry, I will!
      Please, take a look! :D
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LlE5qaTDHs
      I got the inspiration from those Star Trek credits! They’re awesome… (too much flares, but that’s J.J.Abrahams style, I supose…)
      Any suggestions with my video before I upload it to vimeo? :)

      Oh, and sorry for doing another space video…
      I started this as soon as I read this post. This took me lots of work and rendering (hours and hours of AE and 3d max burning up my computer).

      And another “Oh, sorry” if I made any mistake with english… I’m 16, I’m still learning it…

      As a friend of mine says: “Stay creative!”

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Did you seriously make all that? Fantastic job! Make sure you read all the directions to submit your video!

        • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

          Thankyou for apreciating my job!!! :D

          What do you mean with “all the directions”?

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            All the requirements to submit a video.

        • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

          Is there anything wrong with it?
          If you don’t believe that I made this just check out my other videos…
          http://youtu.be/W98PJWcbkHg
          http://youtu.be/O5tjeORRLvo
          http://youtu.be/eBhP6HooWj4
          http://youtu.be/ri5IcPW1li8
          Sorry but I notice a little bit of distrust… :(

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            No distrust, I meant upload to Vimeo, post it here, etc. :)

  • Steve

    hi, im gonna work on ‘Holy Grail’ track but its length is 34 seconds, and i need the fade out at the end, so do i have to limit my clip to just 30 seconds or i can use the whole 34 seconds of the track??
    another question, the prize is just Element 3D or the Element Studio bundle?!!:D:D

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Whatever works best for you. It’s just Element 3D

  • http://hotmail.co.uk Harvey from InsertNameHere Films

    Improved version of “from the darkness”

    https://vimeo.com/48325895

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I like it, lots of improvement since the first one! I’d love to see more camera angles, you did add a few, then it became stationary except with a little orbiting rotation. Good work though!

      • http://hotmail.co.uk Harvey from InsertNameHere Films

        I don’t think I’m able to add anything else to this project cause it might get too much. Plus my laptop crashed 5 times while trying to render this out (if i add anything else my computer might have a meltdown) xD

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    my second video…it’s NOT a space video lol :)
    thought I steer away from a space movie…

    https://vimeo.com/48408217

    what do you think?

    • Chris

      Thats really good, I like the DOF on the virus thing, plus its nice to see a non spacey animation xD

  • AD111

    It seems some people have uploaded 2…

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Dont worry, only 1 entry will be scored. Whichever one is better.

  • sima

    any chance to postpone the deadline??

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I cant necessarily do that at this point :P

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    This is exciting :3
    I’ll submit mine tomorrow or the day after. Special tip to those who have already submitted: you should of waited until the day before the deadline otherwise some people may steal some of your ideas (I’m not talking about me – I’m already done ^.^)

  • http://i'musingmyphonetopost.. sergbregg

    Some people are using video and put it together in premiere lol….:( when you pick a winner make them send a project file to you!!!!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Don’t worry, there are already a few entries that aren’t really qualified :P

      • sima

        so this means we will see a deadline extension, doesn’t it?:-D

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          No can do :P

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    xavinitram – nice try, but I looked at your youtube… you made the intro that were part of your 30 second contact movie 4 weeks ago! if we look in your entry 10 seconds of your movie you will find the same video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJoQvI3mtzc&list=UUS0ETQIyOl10-XFlIvryGMg&index=4&feature=plcp
    you made 4 week ago
    I know you made it…but, come on….everybody got videos from before!!! I could made a video from MY video from youtube too!!
    /////
    Vin said…
    Must be some sort of motion graphics. (2D/3D stuff is fine, just no film/video)
    /////
    xavinitram said on his post “I started this as soon as I read this post. This took me lots of work and rendering (hours and hours of AE and 3d max burning up my computer).”
    for a minute, i said this guy win the contest… I believe you… but when I saw the videos from 4 week ago, i said…
    this kid a cheater!!
    ALL the kid from this contest work on here project, it not fair dat you should win.
    I am sorry for coming off wrong Vin….. i just speak my mind :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Don’t sweat it man, definitely speak your mind here! His content is fine, but he definitely should have created new content. The reason there’s a deadline is to see what you can come up with during the time given, not go back and take some old work.

      • Dominic den Drijver

        LOOL, i worked really hard on that video and some guy comes up with old material and almost the same idea! I mean if you look overall the idea is the same :( If I had time for it I would have improved myself but I simply don’t have enough time for it :(

        Thanks for the research Sergio!

    • Yui

      That guy has his own tuts :O

    • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

      Please, pause both videos and tell me if you see the difference. They’re not the same. Or just read the video description. And Vinhson, if you want me to send you the rest of the project files, I will. Jus’t look at the creation date and all the renders. I AM NOT A CHEATER. And don’t worry, that repeated clip will be out on the vimeo version, as well as the sound effects (indeed they were already out).

      I can do Screen captures so everybody will be able to believe me… (I’m not going to post here the project files, I’ll only send them to VinhSon if it is necessary)

      And Sergiobragg, I think I’ve never ofended you… (sorry if I did) there’s no reason to talk me that way.

      Thankyou

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        Hey buddy, I don’t doubt you, don’t worry. Really looking forward to your Vimeo submission. Stay in touch!

    • https://vimeo.com/ericprochnow Eric P.

      I’m absolutely your opinion !

  • GamerRob1

    Just a few more days, come on guys a few more? :D

  • Max

    Hy. I was not convinced by my first project so I tried something else or we see better sync particles and games camera. it’s not perfect but I like it anyway. with all my tests Its chaos in AE then :)
    Can I still change project?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes you can! Just tell me again if you resubmit so I can delete your old entry.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/exes9378?feature=mhee max

        ok, thanks, i try to finish but AE do me an error “overflow”
        much particule someboy say me. (50000p/s) i dont think its much
        i hope i will finish before tomorrow night

  • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

    Oh, I copied this video too:
    http://youtu.be/xypw6IAoCmQ
    I’m doing a new one now. A better one.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram
  • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

    Ok, finally finished without old clips. Everything is brand new. You can se me working on them on my twich.tv account. I’ll send the project files to Vinh if it is necessary.
    http://youtu.be/xoZZWWI_8SI
    Uploading to vimeo this evening…
    Good luck everyone! :D

    • gaou

      I thought vin said no additional sound effect…

      • VinhSon Nguyen

        I did say no additional soundfx. Just ignore all entries with additional sfx.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    Hey Vinshon, here is my submission.

    https://vimeo.com/48538819

    I truly hope you enjoy because I invested about 12 hours of my life into making it. I tried making something original, not in space and with different music. Thanks for your time reading. :)

    Regards,

    Shark.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Says invalid link?

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

        Awww crap. I’ll fix that tomorrow when I get on my computer. Sorry about that.

  • AD111

    Hi guys,

    Finally uploaded my entry:

    https://vimeo.com/48545739

    Hope you like it :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      It says invalid link?

      • AD111

        I tried uploading again, this time with Vimeo’s recommended settings, but it still doesn’t finish. Also, when I rendered it out with these settings, the sound was really horrible, and I don’t know why. I think you can get the video by downloading it of the page (if you click original .AVI it downloads and plays fine), but I know you need it on Vimeo for the contest. Here’s the new link anyway – https://vimeo.com/48590229
        Just in case it works.

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          Hmm, still getting errors on with this link…

          • AD111

            Is there any other way I could enter? Or can someone who uploaded give me there render settings? I don’t know why Vimeo isn’t processing my video…

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            It works

          • AD111

            Wait the link works? Or Vimeo should work? Because the link doesn’t even work for me…

          • VinhSon Nguyen

            Vimeo link works on mobile. I got your entry.

          • AD111

            Ok that’s good – and weird. Even I still can’t view it…

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=mp1DXOgyShE Max

            Have you seen my new link?

  • http://i'musingmyphonetopost.. sergiobraggxavion

    Xivan,thank you for understanding my view

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/NicogavAnimation NicogavAnimation

    Here is my second video which definitely better than the previous one ^ ^ so take it for the Contest
    https://vimeo.com/48560955

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Definitely a lot better than the first one, I like your transitions and echo style, it’s very motion graphics like! The only thing I could recommend is to play around with the easing velocities a little, it’s a bit jerky, and make it react to audio slightly more in the beginning, but other than that, very excellent!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/NicogavAnimation NicogavAnimation

        I have a few questions:
        There will have a top 3 or something like that?
        If I ever win can you quote my youtube channel?

        • VinhSon Nguyen

          There’s only 1 winner but I will feature some of the top best. If you are included, I will quote your channel :)

    • GamerRob1

      I really liked that! Wow a 10/10 for a great motion graphic my friend! :)

  • Anton
    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Nice use of 2D images/animation, love the semi animation/still style and great use of texture!

  • Tyler

    Great job nicogav, was gonna enter but didn’t have much time.

    started on something in a similar vein as nicogav with the echo stuff https://vimeo.com/48576213

    maybe next contest i’ll enter in time!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      That looks very fun and dynamic! I wish you wouldve joined in. You still have all day tomorrow!:)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    OK. Fixed the link. Sorry about that.

    https://vimeo.com/48598436

    Worked real hard on the synchronizing in this, so hope you enjoy it. Also, some of the words don’t make sense, I’m aware of that. If you want to know I did the anmiations just read the description.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Really neat 2D animation, I like the bright flow of it all!

  • StealthShock

    Here is my submission
    https://vimeo.com/48592952
    I did my best

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I like it man, very abstract with a sci fi feel. You’re one of the few who utilized different angles well. Great job!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xavinitram96 xavinitram

    The final version:
    https://vimeo.com/48560732
    No SVF, only new clips…

    Good luck everybody!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Amazing work my friend, I’m going to be shooting you an email. Watch out for it :)

    • DimensionDynamics

      Looks like you have won it :D Awesome work

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=mp1DXOgyShE Max

    My render finish in 45min ago and i post on vimeo. I had lot of problem with camera’s movement and after effect did me an error overflow. i have used different techniques for movement. It was difficult. I didnt know particular and i CAN say its difficult the first Time we use it.
    Again 1h and the contest is finished :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Hopefully your hard work and time gave you some awesome experiences!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/exes9378?feature=mhee max

        yes Vinhson. i learned a little and gave me experience to explore this pluggins. We can do extraordinary things. But with organisation because if you will see in my AE you will be afraid :)
        there are everywhere :p

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/exes9378?feature=mhee max

    its tomorrow night the end? or this night?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Tomorrow night is the end. Glad you learned from your experience! Organization is key!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/exes9378?feature=mhee max

        ok good because i had a problem yet. tomorrow it’s online. i tired with this anim :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sharkhunterx Shark

    Sorry to be so talkative, but how will you announce the results? Through your YouTube or here on CreativeDojo?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Dont worry about being talkative, this is a community site! I will announce the winners on CreativeDojo first, then YouTube.

  • GamerRob1

    Looking forward to see who the winner is and the runner ups! :) The contest has been fun! Thanks Vinhson :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Me too! Thank you for being part of the experience buddy!

  • Dominic den Drijver

    Almost almost almost! It’s 1.16 1-9-12 here in the Netherlands! Contest almost finished! Thanks for the experience Vihnson! I’m going to do a lot more space animations from now on ^^

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Thanks for contributing and showing support!

  • David Lozano

    https://vimeo.com/48630533

    It’s ready… No film/video, only images and text :)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Great submission :)

  • johnathan

    not really related, but it’d be cool if you made a forum for this site. just a thought

  • Alex

    Hey just finished mine entry will upload tomorrow! :D

  • Kuni

    Does Deadline on September 1 means I can also upload it today?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Yes

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=mp1DXOgyShE Max

        Hy
        I dont know if you have seen my link
        This is my final video

        https://vimeo.com/48638856

  • http://www.youtube.com/microking0xff Mohammad Salah

    my video for the contest:
    http://vimeo.com/48626845

  • Tobias Tesar

    This is my submission called “Emotions”: https://vimeo.com/48651509

    Fairly simple, but I think it fits to the music :)

    Greetings to everyone,
    Tobi

  • Andy

    Whoa…finally I did it, here’s the link https://vimeo.com/48650211

    All done in AE with classic 3d. The timing in the ending part was better in my first version but was 34″ (like the soundtrack) , so to make it black at 30″ I had to shorten the title and now it looks slightly out of sync.
    I’d like to polish it more but this week I had very little time and it was a struggle working on it on my macbookpro without gpu acceleration :)
    There is some banding due to crappy h264 conversion of gradients from 32bpc project.

    I’ve seen very good works posted! Contratulations to everyone!

  • David Lozano

    http://vimeo.com/48630533

    It´s ready… no film/video, only images and text :)

  • Alex P

    Here is my entry spent some good time on it yesterday and it paid off, Check it out!

    https://vimeo.com/48643851

  • GamerRob1

    WOOOO last day XD

  • Armand

    https://vimeo.com/48665525

    Here is my submission, looks like space is a common theme, so I hope I do well!

  • http://www.youtube.com/KuneMaster Christian Kunwald

    Hi,

    I hope it’s not to late for the Entry (don’t know which time zone you’re in ;-) )

    Here is the vimeo link (video is still converting) https://vimeo.com/48671479

    Here is also a youtube link to the video if the vimeo one is not working
    http://youtu.be/W92ND6upf2E

    Hope you like it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurty24 kurt

    This is my submission https://vimeo.com/48674282. last minute. No videos used. all graphics created using CC effects, TP particular, form. Photos from google earth.

  • sima

    ah com’on Vinhson, postpone the deadline, tell AK to advertise for this contest in videocopilot.net, that would be fun!

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      I have no saying with Mr Kramer, only you guys do. So tweet up for the next contest ;)

  • Eric P.

    That was a great Contest Vin, it made a lot of fun to me :)
    Can’t wait to see the final results. Hopefully there will be more Design Contests in the future so we can show our skills again, and maybe win an awesome price ;)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Thanks Eric, that’s what I wanted: A fun and enjoyable contest despite winning the grand prize! The next contest will probably be for Optical Flares V2

      • Eric P.

        Such Great as Element 3D, GREAT Plugin :) Definetely in for the upcoming contests.

  • Andreas P.

    When are the results coming out?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      This week!

  • http://www.rjmerritt-design.com GamerRob1

    I will deffinately enter in the next one as well. :) Good luck to everyone in the contest!

  • bahram

    how win?

  • http://www.wix.com/sergiobragg/portfolio Sergiobragg

    WHO WON????????????????????