We know you’ve been waiting for this moment for a while so we’re delighted to announce our new Golden Morph competition is now open! It’s another opportunity to create your own Morph adventure to be in with a chance of winning a bespoke Morph model, created right here at Aardman HQ! So, brush up your animation skills, get creative and think of an idea for a short animation starring Morph…we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
1. We want you to make a short Morph animation – it can be about anything you like, with Morph in a starring role! There are two categories – 16 and over and under 16s – and you can enter as many films as you like. Keep your films short and sweet – they need to be no longer than 1 minute 20 seconds in length, please.
2. You can download a free trial of Aardman’s Animate It! software to get you started or use a streamlined version of the software with our free app. Animate It! is easy to pick up, plus there are lots of tips you can follow on the Animate It! website. You might also like to take a look at the winning entries from our previous Golden Morph competition to get some inspiration (but please don’t copy other fans’ ideas!)
3. Once you’re ready to share your animation with the world, you’ll need to upload it to YouTube and then email us the link and which category you are entering to GoldenMorph@aardman.com. We’ll be uploading all your videos to our gallery page.
4. Finally, be sure to get your entries to us by 12pm GMT on Monday 2nd January 2017.
All the competition entries will be judged by Peter Lord, Morph’s co-creator. He’ll pick his favourite entries from each age category, with two lucky winners receiving an exclusive golden Morph figurine, created especially for the competition by Aardman’s expert model-makers! Our winners and two runners up will receive a copy of the Cracking Animations book, signed by Peter Lord, plus the two winning films will also be featured videos on Morph’s YouTube channel for the world to admire!
Need some help to get started? We have some helpful tutorials below to guide you through some useful techniques and tricks of the trade:
We’ve also created a Morph animation film kit you can download, which includes a guide to making your own Morph model, a storyboard template, special effects, and a cut-out template to make your Aardstand – a must-have for making sure your film doesn’t end up all wobbly!