Topic: THAC XII - Results!
The results for the twelfth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest are in! The theme was "A Fresh Start"
A huge thanks to our panel of judges: Smeagol, Funsucker, AquaMorph and Timothy R. for getting judging done so quickly. A without further delay, here are the results!
Fried Circuit - by ForlornCreature
Typically, THAC brickfilms take the comedic route. Not Fried Circuit. Almost immediately, this film hits the view with a punch to the gut: the destruction of humanity. ForlornCreature manages to pull so much emotion from a short film, balancing emoting animation of a robot, with thoughtful pauses. This film will be remembered long past THAC.
Warshaw - by sillypenta
You can almost feel the grit in your teeth as you watch this film. The soundtrack, the visuals, the animation - everything lends itself to brickfilm of years past faithfully channeling Tarantino. This film deviates from Sillypenta's typical, well, silly films, and Warshaw is stronger because of it. It still manages to remain darkly humorous, and complements its simple story with memorable characters. A fantastic filmy.
Released - by AnW
This haunting, quiet film really strikes a chord. Without a word of dialog, Released relies entirely on striking visuals to tell it's concise story. It's quite impressive the clean, sterile visuals were achieved so well in such a limited production time. One particularly well-animated shot will grab the attention of any animator. This film will be remembered.
Hooray! All the above entrants win prizes. All the ones below win the bragging rights for having finished a THAC.
Face - by Squash
Face. Film? Yes. Bizarre? Yes. Face. Entry? THAC. Who? Squash. Good? Yes! Face.
A Fresh Start'N - by Sonjira
Random, off-kilter and goofy, this film will delight some people and turn off others. But it doesn't matter because of ORGANIC MILK MONEYYYYY!
Turning - by Sean
While the animation is limited and the lighting, while interesting, is static, this film is all about the haunting original song composed just for this film.
New Recruits - by rioforce
The epitome of goof, this film certainly appeals to those with a taste for random.
Director's Cut - by DewVinci
While the technical qualities of this film are a bit rocky, a solid premise and funny slapstick animation make this film an enjoyable watch.
Umbrella Umbrage - Willow Tree
This delightful short film is reminiscent of a Pixar short, and the cute story is complimented by some clever animation.
N - by Max Butcher
A bizarre love letter to brickfilming, this film is chock full of references to brickfilms old and new.
The complete playlist of THAC entries can be found here!
To everyone who entered THAC: give yourself a pat on the back. It's not an easy feat to make a brickfilm in 24 hours. Here's to THAC XIII! See you next year!