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LoopdeLoop: a monthly animation challenge


Blobba blob blob by Neil Sanders, for LoopdeLoop Monsters.

Recently I stumbled onto the LoopdeLoop website and fell into an internet wormhole full of cheese dreams, monsters, opposites, launch pads, and rabbit holes. Similar to GSG’s Five Second Projects, LoopdeLoop offers a monthly jumping off point for new creative endeavors. The project is based in Melbourne, Australia, where each month it culminates in a screening at (where else?) a bar called Loop.

A little more about the project from Team LoopdeLoop:

Our goal is to connect people working in independent animation and ease the feelings of isolation that can come with the notoriously long hours involved in the creation of their work.

Rather than short films which can quickly balloon into daunting, all-encompassing projects, we’ve opted to be a monthly showcase of animated loops. The idea behind this is to make creating work for the project more achievable and fun, much less intimidating than having to plan and execute a full animated narrative.

Looping animations are a great challenge to create, because they force you to refine an idea into a tiny nugget and pack a lot of time and effort into a short sequence of images. When executed well, the resulting loop is an engaging sequence which flows seamlessly and stands up to repeated viewings.

March’s theme is “liquid”, presented in collaboration with MTV’s Liquid Television. Submissions close at midnight on Sunday the 25th of March. Happy looping everyone!


Scott Benson for LoopdeLoop Opposites

Posted on 29 February 2012 |

One thought on “LoopdeLoop: a monthly animation challenge

  1. Totally like what they’re going for, especially this paragraph:


    Our goal is to connect people working in independent animation and ease the feelings of isolation that can come with the notoriously long hours involved in the creation of their work.”T’aint that the truth, nothing quite as long as them hours spent inbetweeing your own films.  I’ll take a deeper look into this.

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