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JAM: January Animation Month - Make 31 Animations In January

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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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  • I might join this but janurary is usually full for me. I think August may be a good month.
  • AAM doesn't have quite the same ring, but we won't stop you! ;)
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    Jennifer Moderator
    WarpSpeed;828477 said:
    AAM doesn't have quite the same ring, but we won't stop you! ;)
    Definitely. The whole point of the project is to get animations done, and let you practice and improve your art.

    So, if you'd rather do it in a Summer Jam (Warpspeed's right AAM doesn't work as well ;)), then go for it. :)
  • Just call it the Summer Animation Month. Problem solved!
  • If we have SAM, then I'd want MAX, too. Hmmm, Month of Animation eXtravagance? Nah, there's gotta be something better than that.
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    Jennifer Moderator

    Well, it's that time of year again. :) I now have enough bandwidth on my website to host a forum, so I was going to host JAM exclusively there this year. But I owe the success of the event to this forum, so it wouldn't feel right not to have it here too. So, if you want to join in this year, you can join in on the fun this year in this forum, at my website's forum, or at the Double Fine forums. Triple the choices, triple the fun!

    So, since I decided to join in on the One Game a Month challenge this year, my animations this year will be related to the game(s) I'm making. Here's the first one, for the main character in the opening credits of my first game, an adventure game created for ScummGen based on an obscure meme from The International House of Mojo:

    Just a janitor

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    Well, it's that time of year again. :) I now have enough bandwidth on my website to host a forum, so I was going to host JAM exclusively there this year. link

    Your website isn't working for me. It has the appearance of one of those sites that has taken over a domain name and just has spam links on it.

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    Jennifer Moderator

    In reply to WarpSpeed

    Your website isn't working for me. It has the appearance of one of those sites that has taken over a domain name and just has spam links on it. link

    Thanks for pointing that out to me.

    It turns out that if my site has less than 5 visitors in a month, they deactivate it. That seems like a pretty awful thing to do when your website is a paid account, rather than one of their free ones. :/

    I just re-activated it, so hopefully it should show up fine again.

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    Thanks for pointing that out to me. It turns out that if my site has less than 5 visitors in a month, they deactivate it. link

    Can't get to to other forums.
    Anyways I have a late start this Time cause i wasn't planning on doing it in Janurary but I said " Why the heck not. So i'm gonna start Sunday and start . Hope Fully i can catch up.
    My Deviant and Tumblr
    http://storyboardist.tumblr.com/
    http://deda123.deviantart.com/

  • In reply to Jennifer

    Thanks for pointing that out to me. It turns out that if my site has less than 5 visitors in a month, they deactivate it. link

    I also can access your site now but not the forum area. They must have suspended your database, too. That's a really obnoxious thing for them to do when you're paying for an account.

    If you were trying to link an image in your earlier post in the forum, it didn't show up for the rest of us.

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