Animator for Chinese Song Needed - Hope it leads to long-term more projects

  • Tila: Closed
  • Palkinto: $100
  • Vastaanotetut työt: 10
  • Voittaja: WindDK

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Dear Animator,

My company ([login to view URL]) has some awesome Mandarin learning songs for kids ages 6-12. A lot of interest and business comes from my Youtube channel. I am looking to expand my Youtube channel more with animations. Thus, I'm looking for a pro animator to work with me over the next year. The purpose of this competition is find a talented person who'll be able to create colourful animations in this style/texture/look/feel:

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The Competition's Task:

Attached here is 27 seconds of audio from one of my songs. This is a Mandarin song for teaching western children the Chinese Alphabet (Pinyin).

Your task is to animate the first 27 seconds of the song. The children listening to this song will NOT know the Chinese alphabet, and thus it will be up to you to create something that will engage children and help them learn the alphabet in a visual way which matches the music.

My 27 seconds of the song covers the consonants of the Chinese alphabet which is as follows: b p m f d t n l g k h j q x zh ch sh r z c s

The song simply just says these consonants in the alphabet. You can also check this video out to see which you'll have to do way way better than! [login to view URL]

Your animation does NOT have to 100% fluid with a high number of frames....(see video above), however it must keep kids' interest, be colourful, and engaging.

The winner will exemplify all the qualities listed above and win $100 USD. If you win, I'm willing to pay an additional $300 to complete the song. (The whole song has 3 minutes and 50 seconds, and there is a lot of opportunity later for you to recycle material though and add in subtle differences when content/music is recycled to keep interest.) Furthermore, if you're creative, fun, and can deliver on time, then I will happily give you more projects for my Youtube channel. My hope is to find someone more long-term who can work independent and is super creative and all around kicks butt and takes names!

Further details for the animation are as follows:

-No cliché Chinese men/women, beards, the Great Wall, Temples or cultural cliché backgrounds or scenes (example: No Chinese mountains with mist!)...Modern feel please! Also, no Buddhas, no skulls, no devil symbols.... This is 100% G-rated animation.
-I'm preferably looking for someone fluent Mandarin, however if you're very creative then, the please try. I'm willing to work with you!
-The animator must also have a musical ear to be able to match the animations well with my music. Must be highly creative and form your own "stories" in the animation to match my music.
-I will NOT provide scripts with second-by-second telling you what to animate. You must come up with a creative storyline and arch to match the music.
-The animator must have a keen eye to spot when the energy and interest of animation falls flat, and is able to pull out new ideas/movement to make seamless and enjoyable animations for children.
-You must have a sense of humour. Yes, you must naturally be fun-loving and a person who enjoys animating surprising things to tickle the funny bone of kids!

Please submit if you think this is you. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Chee En (Timothy)

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“Great guy! Won the competition, and did an awesome job. Followed through and did the next project. A really good animator to get!”

Profiilikuva tfebster, New Zealand.

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  • aam90
    aam90
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    please dont close the contest until it end

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      sure

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • ezhilartworks
    ezhilartworks
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    Hello sir i would love to take part in your contest and i have already made a demo video for it however i'm not able to upload it as there is no supported video file at the uploading section

    • 3 vuotta sitten
  • tfebster
    Kilpailun järjestäjä
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    Many thanks all for your interest. I have updated contest to include non-Mandarin speakers. Basically, I really need someone who is above all else creative. So, I'm willing to accept those who do not speak Mandarin, but who are willing to learn along the way. I'm very keen to have videos made in a similar style as this video I had made last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fm11XFw8uY Again, many thanks to all for your interest!

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. mynameisjeff
      mynameisjeff
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      Hi sir good day...Is there any other songs to use other than mandarin songs?? if you will just need an animator maybe you can just provide an english version of this song or use other songs just for us to test our skills...

      • 3 vuotta sitten
    2. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      Thanks for your interest. All the songs I've got are in Mandarin. I'm really looking for someone creative. I'm happy to help people along with the Mandarin, but I really want to see if the potential animator can stretch themselves. The current project for the competition above is only using the Mandarin alphabet, and the other songs I have are pretty basic...but it will extremely important at the end of the day for other songs that you 'set' the words to appropriate animation.

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • Koy556
    Koy556
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    Hey, glad to work with you, I have someone that speaks Mandarin in my team, he is not very knowledgeable about the pinyin, since it's like phonetics, but has been very helpful for the project. I will deliver as soon as I can.

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      Yes, please. No problem. I can help out with Pinyin...Just looking for someone who know how to match the music to great creative, fun, and engaging animation.

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • jstnroy
    jstnroy
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    nice contest, but can you give me the translation for the song, since i dont know chinese.

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      I 'm looking for someone who knows Mandarin preferably. However, it seems it might be a bit difficult to find someone who animates and speaks Mandarin on the platform. If you think you're up for it, and have some fun ideas, I invite you to give it a go. I think the number one thing I want is creativity and the ability to think like you're a child learning the alphabet for the first time. My 27 seconds of the song covers the consonants of the Chinese alphabet which is as follows: b p m f d t n l g k h j q x zh ch sh r z c s The song simply just says the consonants in the alphabet. You can also check this video out to see what you're up against: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc-QrFahttg

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • kimDzz
    kimDzz
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    I'm really intersted in this contest. Sadly I don't know mandarin.

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      I 'm looking for someone who knows Mandarin preferably. However, it seems it might be a bit difficult to find someone who animates and speaks Mandarin on the platform. If you think you're up for it, and have some fun ideas, I invite you to give it a go. I think the number one thing I want is creativity and the ability to think like you're a child learning the alphabet for the first time. My 27 seconds of the song covers the consonants of the Chinese alphabet which is as follows: b p m f d t n l g k h j q x zh ch sh r z c s The song simply just says the consonants in the alphabet. You can also check this video out to see what you're up against: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc-QrFahttg

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • bencheaionel
    bencheaionel
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    Can write please the words from song please? or what saying there? i dont know what i need to draw for animation, if i dont understand the song message

    • 3 vuotta sitten
    1. tfebster
      Kilpailun järjestäjä
      • 3 vuotta sitten

      I 'm looking for someone who knows Mandarin preferably. However, it seems it might be a bit difficult to find someone who animates and speaks Mandarin on the platform. If you think you're up for it, and have some fun ideas, I invite you to give it a go. I think the number one thing I want is creativity and the ability to think like you're a child learning the alphabet for the first time. My 27 seconds of the song covers the consonants of the Chinese alphabet which is as follows: b p m f d t n l g k h j q x zh ch sh r z c s The song simply just says the consonants in the alphabet. You can also check this video out to see what you're up against: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc-QrFahttg

      • 3 vuotta sitten
  • raazsingh08
    raazsingh08
    • 3 vuotta sitten

    nice contest....i sharing some link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGvWhp8uAgU

    • 3 vuotta sitten

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