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JAM: January Animation Month - Make 31 Animations In January

JenniferJennifer Moderator
edited January 2013 in General Chat
I have participated in NaNoWriMo and FAWM, and I wished there was a similar thing for my biggest love: animation. So, the JAM was born!

I know there's people here who enjoy making animations, so I thought I'd see if anyone wants to join me. I'll try it regardless if I have anyone joining me, but it would be a lot more fun to have other people joining in the fun. :)

I started up a simple page for the JAM on my website, here. Like the other challenges like this, it's just for fun, there's no prizes, and there's only one challenge: to make 31 animations in the 31 days of January. It doesn't have to be an animation a day, you can make as many animations a day as you want. The animation can be flash, traditionally animated, stop-motion, CGI, animated gif or whatever you wish. They can be 1 second long or they can be 20 minutes long. It's up to you. Just remember the goal is to make 31 animations in 31 days, so use your own judgement so you don't burn yourself out.

So, anyone here feel like joining in on the fun? :D
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  • edited December 2010
    31 animations? No matter how long or short or whatever? Sure, I haven't animated in ages.
  • edited January 2011
    Well, a bumptastic double post to bump the post double, but it appears I'm not only the first, but also the only one doing this.

    Anyway.

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  • edited January 2011
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    Little sneak preview of one of the many projects I intend to get back to during the year. If I can get things moving again, I'll try to post a new one every day this month.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    Glad to see I'm not the only person doing this. Welcome aboard GaryCXJk and Darth Marsden! :)

    Nice animations, both of you! :D

    Here's my first animation of the month.

    JAM #1: New Year's Resolution.
  • edited January 2011
    I'd love to partake - problem is, I'm overseas and away from my tablet and/or any other kind of animating material.

    So I'll sit back and enjoy the show. :D
  • edited January 2011
    Ok, here's today's.

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  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I just updated yesterday's animation to make the music fit better, and to have a game for each month instead of a rotating three (and to add a quick homage to a Telltale game :)). So, I guess that I'll note that changing animations after you upload them is completely up to your discretion, since this is all just for fun anyway. :)

    Darth Marsden: that looks great. Is it for a game you're making?
  • edited January 2011
    ...maybe.

    Also, you misspelled my name. For that, you must die!
  • edited January 2011
    Second day animation is complete. It will be part of a sort of compilation series. I might make more of it. Also, it's sort of graphical, as in, blood.

    01 02
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    Here's my second animation. I always wanted to do a review show, but I wanted an animated intro for each one related to the game. I decided to do one for my planned Maniac Mansion review while I'm in the animation mood. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DgKHmgAipE
  • edited January 2011
    Work day, so today's animation isn't original, it's just a larger, edited and improved version of yesterdays. Still counts though!

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  • edited January 2011
    Third entry. It's incomplete, but you can guess what will happen.

    01 02 03
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I'm sick, so I wasn't able to get what I had planned done. But I decided to make an animated gif of what I had done, so as to be able to still show an animation for the day.

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  • edited January 2011
    Fourth entry. A sort of remake of an animation I made for the compilation that never got finished due to a hard drive crash.

    01 02 03 04
  • edited January 2011
    Another day, another day at work. This is from an old Prince of Persia mod I did (the very original one, not Sands of Time, obviously):

    animation.gif

    FYI, I abandoned the project when a reformat made me lose all the files. A version exists on the interwebs, so if you're that desperate, here it is.

    Another one tomorrow, since it's a Wednesday, and I'm always swamped on a Wednesday.

    EDIT: Gary, love your anim.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I got the animation that posted the animated gif from finished. :)

    http://jennibee.deviantart.com/gallery/28014830#/d36fayv
  • edited January 2011
    Jennifer wrote: »
    I got the animation that posted the animated gif from finished. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AWaDDhXQo

    I've said it once and I'll say it again, the Disney Hall of Presidents is responsible for my Irrational fear of Calvin Coolidge.

    WHY WONT HE SAY ANYTHING AAAH
  • edited January 2011
    Fifth entry is just a little doodle animation, to kind of practice using my brother's Tablet PC. Less violent than any other animation, and probably also hypnotic.

    01 02 03 04 05
  • edited January 2011
    Here's another 'work day' anim from my old Prince of Persia hack.

    runjump-animation.gif

    Y'know, it's actually kinda interesting revisiting this. I may get back into it. Maybe.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    The flu hit our household bad today, so today's is just another animated gif of an idea in progress:

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  • edited January 2011
    Oof, having the flu sucks. Hope you feel better soon.
  • edited January 2011
    Sixth entry is another doodle-animation.

    01 02 03 04 05 06
  • edited January 2011
    My sixth is, thanks to it being my day off (therefore affording me more time to work on it) another one of those 'original' sprites.

    10DocWalkUp.gif

    This thread is great for actually getting me to do some bloomin' work on the thing!
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    Oof, having the flu sucks. Hope you feel better soon.
    Thanks. It hit my mom yesterday. As I feared I have it today. :(

    So, only an oldie today:

    http://jennifermcmurray.com/comic10.html.
  • ShauntronShauntron Telltale Alumni
    edited January 2011
    faceface.gif

    Here's a one-off just because!
  • edited January 2011
    I hope you and your family get better soon. Being ill sux.

    Work day, so old game gif.

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  • edited January 2011
    Seventh animation. Basically the animation is done, I only need voice acting for the stick figure, but I'll scout for voice actors on a certain stick animation site when I'm almost done with everything (seeing as that same person needs to voice every clip that requires voice other than death screams and stuff). I also need to sort things until I add it to the main animation.

    01 02 03 04 05 06 07

    Also, kind of as a bonus, here's the original I was working on, a special edition release of the original I made:

    [Original]
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I hope you and your family get better soon. Being ill sux.
    Thanks. :)

    I still have a pounding headache, but I had an idea for an animation that I wanted to get done. I'm really achy now, so I don't feel like messing with my website to get it up there. EDIT: I messed around with the website after all, and converted it to SWF. So, Here it is. :D
  • edited January 2011
    Eight. Can't believe this one took me over a few hours. It was only intended to be made in a shorter time.

    01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
  • edited January 2011
    Another work day, so...

    Climb-Up-And-Swing.gif

    Might make one of these my avatar, actually.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    Shauntron wrote: »
    faceface.gif

    Here's a one-off just because!
    I forgot to say so in my last post, but that's a eye catching little animation. Thanks for joining in on the fun! :D

    Here's my weird little animation for today. :)
  • edited January 2011
    Ok. Few minor issues with this one.

    First, I could not get the hair right. It's most frustrating. If any of you would like to have a go at improving it and getting it more 'Tennant-ish', I'd greatly appreciate it. Here's all the individual frames, edit as you like.

    Second, before I added the long coat, I had a horrid realization - this doesn't look like the 10th Doctor. In fact, it looks more like... the 11th Doctor! Tell me I'm wrong!

    But anyway. Here's the animation as it stands. Enjoy.

    Doc10-WalkLeft.gif
  • edited January 2011
    Nine is a sort of test of some sort.

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  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I always wanted to do one of those animations where the character goes in and out of various sides of the animation and it repeats, so here it is :D
  • edited January 2011
    I think I've missed out a frame, so this might seem a little 'jumpy'.

    runleft.gif
  • edited January 2011
    Ten done.

    01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    I wanted to make up for not having a new animation on the days I was sick, so here's a make-up for the 6th day, using the theme of the old animation I posted that day. :)

    I'll post my new animation for today later on.

    EDIT: Here's the animation for today. It's a shorty, but I still think it's a fun one. :D
  • edited January 2011
    fat-stab.gif

    Interesting story behind this one. He used to be the fat guard that you encountered on the fifth level. When I first started editing the game, I couldn't change the palettes for anything, so I ended up making the guy... well, he was dressed in blue. Even his hair.

    In the time since I last edited the game, I've figured out how to edit palettes (use Paint Shop Pro 7, basically), so his hair is now dark blonde and he has a black jacket. Trousers stay the same though.

    Only problem is, I can't test it in game. Because he's on the fifth level, the only way to see him is if I play through the first four. For some reason, the level editor won't let me skip straight to the level in question. Bizarre. But anyway, he counts for today's animation, so there ya go!
  • edited January 2011
    Eleven. Fun times with balls. I mean rolling balls. You get what I mean.

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    EDIT:

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  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited January 2011
    GaryCXJk wrote: »
    Eleven. Fun times with balls. I mean rolling balls. You get what I mean.
    That's a fun one! I love animations like that. :D

    Here's my animation for today.
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