The Bounce Project is now live! Read more about it on their website. I love the description that they have on the project. "The Bounce Project is an interactive animation wherein interactivity is focused within production. The project aims to connect individuals in the same way frames connect to make an animation such that the whole is greater than each individual part." One thing that I love about animation is the collaboration aspect of it as everyone in production is focused on the one goal of doing the best that they can in creating a great film. From the production of a short film that I had worked on previously, we were not just people getting together to work on a project but we really all came together and became friends. We laughed, griped, sang, banged our heads against the walls, and danced together. It really was a connection with each person and the Bounce Project is touching into that in bringing people all across the globe together.
The thing being animated is a small character, that is quite cute, dancing to a song. The song is "Escapee" by Architecture in Helsinki. The song has a fun upbeat tune and it totally matches the character for the Bounce Project.
Not only is the Bounce Project interesting and fun, it is extremely easy to do so there is no reason not to join in. Invite your friends also! Simply go to their website, choose a frame, download it, print it out, take a picture of yourself holding it up, and send it back. Stand out, do a wacky pose, be in a crazy place, take it by yourself or get all your friends together. Have fun! Make sure to check out the simple rules of keeping the frame in the center though.