Kuler 5 Project

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The Kuler 5 Project is a community project I want to start right here on CreativeDojo. Similar to the Five Second Projects by Nick Cambell & 99 Frames by David Drayton, the Kuler 5 Project is going to take a fun and creative community project to new heights.

So What’s It All About?

Basically, people will create a 5 second video project revolving around a theme I specify. I’ll then choose 5 top winners after the deadline and they’ll be featured on a post with an embedded video of their work and a link to their site. I will also do a video critiquing the top 5 videos, pointing out things I liked, things I didn’t like, how I would’ve done it, and how to improve it. That way, you will get constructive criticism and tips which could possibly help you and other peers. The community will also critique your work, bringing new ideas to the table and expanding the possibilities. It’s a learning experience for everyone, even for me!

What’s the Catch?

You will need to use Adobe Kuler as a base for your colors. Kuler is a web based application from Adobe that very easily helps you choose complimenting and visually pleasing colors that go well together. You can create your own color template, interact and share your creations, or use another person’s template!

Why Should I Enter?

Like Nick said, it’s a great chance for you to explore and create something different than what you would normally create. Five seconds is also a great length for a segment of your demo reel, giving your reel a more diverse and unique taste. Aside from this, you’ll learn new techniques along the way as well as a better sense of color and design. Besides, it’s only 5 seconds, have some fun! As a bonus, you’ll also be featured on the site and may gain a few more visitors to your own site.

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Set your timeline/project to exactly 5 seconds. No videos over 5 seconds will be accepted. Make sure it’s 1280×720 resolution.
  2. Use Adobe Kuler as a primary color palette for your project. You can choose whichever template you want.
  3. Upload your video to Vimeo.
  4. For the video description, link to the Kuler 5 theme post, link to the Kuler color palette you used, and give a brief description of your animation. 
  5. Submit your video URL in the comments section with your name and website.
  6. Original content only, do not take clips from others. It must have some sort of animation in there, not just all video footage.
  7. Most importantly, have fun!

  • Jonathan Granskog

    That’s an awesome idea, I’ll be sure to add a video in.

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Thanks, looking forward to your entry!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ Caelyn

        Ah yes, nicely put, evryeone.

    • http://www.yahoo.com/ Darvin

      Just cause it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not super heflupl.

  • Hicham Bazzi

    I look forward to it, can you post sample video’s of each theme?

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Thanks, looking for your entry! I will be posting a sample frame for each theme from now on :)

  • http://jonathangranskog.wordpress.com Jonathan Granskog

    http://vimeo.com/33927410 Here is my entry I guess, nothing insanely special though, but hope you like it:)

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Thanks so much for your submission, I’m looking forward to reviewing it!

  • http://vimeo.com/olathorn Ola Thörn

    Good initiative. Enjoy :D.

  • http://vimeo.com/olathorn Ola Thorn

    Good initiative! Here is my submission:

    http://vimeo.com/34385682

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      Great submission! Thanks for your contribution, I look forward to reviewing your video!

  • http://youtube.com/kudos1567 joshua
  • http://youtube.com/kudos1567 Joshua

    Hi for some reason when I posteda comment here before (10 hours ago) it’s not here anyway here’s the link https://vimeo.com/38014838

    • VinhSon Nguyen

      The comments on my site are all moderated, so it takes a bit of time for them to show up :) I received your submission, great work! I’ll give more feedback in my critique video!

  • Joe Nicklo

    Any chance on these challenges returning?

    • http://creativedojo.net/ VinhSon Nguyen

      Will probably bring it back next week in my show.