Kuler 5 Relaunch: Destruction
It’s been a solid two years since the last Kuler 5 competition, so I thought it’d be time to bring it back since we have so many new creative designers in the Dojo community! We got a lot of great submissions two years ago, and I have no doubt we’ll get even better ones this time around.
What is Kuler 5
Kuler 5 is a friendly competition where designers create a 5 second animation using only colors from a specific Kuler color palette they create or find. The animation is based on a particular theme for that specific contest (such as ‘holidays’, or ‘water’). At the end of the contest, I’ll select the top 3 winners which I will showcase their work on the next DojoTV episode as well as provide some commentary and feedback. As winners, it’s a great way to gain exposure and recognition for your work. Even if you don’t win, making something and challenging yourself with restrictions helps you become more creative. Kuler 5 is also a great way to create stuff to add to your demo reel!
- Theme: Destruction
- Duration: 5 seconds
- Must only use colors from an existing Kuler palette or create one
- Submit by leaving a comment with your Name, Video URL, Kuler palette used, and Website
Deadline is August 26th 2014 by 11:59PM CSTThis Kuler 5 contest is over
- Avoid using gradients or shading, try to really stick to the 5 colors on the Kuler palette only
- Take your time and really think of a clever or creative idea/portrayal
- Add sound effects/music if you can! (Royalty free, no copyrighted material)
- You don’t need to use the word “Destruction” in there (but you can if you want)
The theme this time is destruction, so get crazy and destroy everything! It could be funny, it could be serious, it could be anything, so get started creating something awesome! I’m really looking forward to all the submissions and can’t wait to see all the unique and interesting ideas you guys come up with. Let me know if you folks have any questions!
By Lage Lind | Kuler Palette
By Rickard Bengtsson | Kuler Palette
By Kevin Snyder | Kuler Palette
By Claude Autret | Kuler Palette
54 thoughts on “Kuler 5 Relaunch: Destruction”
Yes! So excited for this!
Hell yeah, you were one of the dudes who asked about it! Cant’ wait to see your submission.
Now if I can come up with an idea that I can actually execute it’d be nice.
what kind of resolution and movie format do you need?
1920×1080 or 1240×720? .mov or H.264?
Preferably, anything 1280×720 or larger should do. You can upload it in any format you want as long as it’s up on Vimeo 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Quick question, with the 5 colors, are we allowed to lighten or darken them for some depth or should it be a solid 5 colors only?
Preferably, I’d like them to be 5 solid colors (no gradients, shading, etc) but hey if you create something cool still, it shouldn’t matter too much. Just try your best to stick with the exact colors. 🙂
Ok cool! The more limitations the better 😀
Yes, limitations are the point of this contest haha!
here’s is my competition movie.
Name: Micha Karmann
Kuler Palette: earth meets water.ase
The idea behind this was to show how people act with our earth and what could happen.
Hope you like it.
Very awesome work Micha, dig the Node2 use I believe?!
Sorry 4 delay … I was on vacation 🙂
Yes, I use Element 3D for the earth at the beginning and then Nodes 2.
Hope your vacation went well! And thanks for the info, it’s because of you FxFactory saw my content and is letting me do a review of Nodes 2 🙂
Yes, had some great days.
Wow … that sound brilliant for you. I’m convinced that you make a cool video.
Very awesome work! I like it!
Hey this is my entry!
Very nice Tibor!
Here is my entry:
This is awesome! Hilarious idea and well executed!
thanks for this Contest
Hope you like it 🙂
Awesome work! Dig the crazy motion! Any website you would like to promote, such as your portfolio website, YouTube, etc?
Idon’t have any website , I just wanna develope myself in motion 🙂
And you did a fantastic job 🙂
here is my entry:
Awesome job buddy, love the colors and explosion!
Hi, VinhSon! This is my entry 😀
Good luck everyone! This is one hell of a contest! 😀
Awesome work Hieu, like the cat illustration!
I’m here with this 🙂 :
Alejandro Elizondo Padilla
Very nice work, like the PSA message and explosion 🙂
Here is my take on the project. For this animation, I did a play on Kuler = Cooler. Thanks for the challenge! It was fun!
Kuler Theme: adobe.ly/1kVuQHH
Wow, fantastic work Kevin! The movements and shading of this animation is amazing 🙂
Thanks again…here it is on YouTube. I think it looks a bit better.
Woop here’s mine!
kuler palette: https://kuler.adobe.com/sv/Kuler5destructionRickardBengtsson-color-theme-4192492/
Another fantastic entry Rickard, beautiful illustrations too! Always great to have you enter into contests 🙂
This is my first 5 seconder. Good to be here and hope we have more such spaces. Good luck to all.
Kuler Palette link – adobe.ly/1Anww05
5 second link – https://vimeo.com/104278186
Nice 3D work! Did you create all that in C4D!?
Thanks. Yes, did it all in C4D.
What an awesome competish! Here’s my contribution
Nice work buddy, dig the cartoon comic look and illustration!
Name: John Howe
Colour Palette: https://kuler.adobe.com/Rage-Quit-color-theme-4291183/
Really like the illustration/cartoon look! Great work!
Whoop! Just saw this competition today. So I made a quick animation 😉
have a good one!
Haha very cute character! Love it
Destruction is not what it seems!!!
Very nice, love the pixel stuff!
I’m sorry, I am late.. But I still finished my video.
Blyr – Lorry Barbedette
My Youtube Channel :
My kuler palette :