For all the animators out there, here is a cool competition hosted by SplineBomb along with Ken Fountain, an animator at Dreamworks who has worked on films such as Kung Fu Panda 2, Megamind, and Shrek Ever After. The competition is open to anymore, whether you're a student or already in the industry! What's important is showing strong body mechanics and acting choices to express a single emotion.
The emotion assigned is panic. Using a single character and 4 seconds (144 frames) express the character either building up to or coming down from the emotion state. Have a 640x480 pixel shot, under 4mb, titled "FirstName_LastName_PanickedComp.mov" and send it to SplineBomb@gmail.com by July 31st. While they say fancy lighting and render isn't required but having that on top of fabulous animation is a great added bonus so do it if you can!
Now for the fancy prizes! The winner will get a video critique from Ken Fountain along with 3 of his video tutorials2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive one video tutorial