Wednesday 1 February 2012

MC 26: The Silent Scream

Hello guys and gals,
This mini-challenge is inspired by the famous artwork by Edvard Munch, titled ''the scream''! Printed in many forms, it captures a moment of silent terror, a victims scream lost against the wind whipping around in the background.

The challenge is to produce a silent scream, shout or roar! Yep thats right, we want these animations silent as a lamb. If he screams as loud as Ferdinand the Bull when he sits on a bee, you've got this all wrong.

There are so various different routes to be explored. Babies scream when upset, so do little children who can't get their own way. Children can scream in delight. Mortal Kombat's Sindall screams are used as a weapon, while one of the X-men uses a scream to fly. Donald Duck would scream and shout to express his temper!

Remember, facial animation is hard, so keep your idea simple. You can of course put your full body into it. You may also wish to animate to sound, but mute it upon submission.

As always the animation could be anywhere between 75-125 frames. If you have any questions about submission requirements, please check How-to-participate section for more details. Deadline is Monday 20th February.

I'll leave you guys with an short performance by Jennifer Lawrence, who shows just how powerful a silent scream can be. To watch, please click the pic. Enjoy!

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