Get your animation on – it’s time for this year’s Golden Morph competition! It’s the fifth year that we’ve opened up this challenge to Morph’s fans who we’re calling on once more to make your own Morph animations! Sounds good? Read or for full details of how to take part…
1. Make a short Morph animation, no longer than one minute long. Your Morph animation can be about anything and you can enter as many films as you like! There are two categories – 16 and over and under 16s. You can enter on your own or with a friend (though there is just one prize up for grabs for each category)
2. There are lots of free animation apps you can download to help you make your animation. You can also watch our series ‘Make Your Own Movies with Merlin’, which covers everything from props to lighting so you can learn some cool tricks of the trade! You can also look back on past Golden Morph entries on the Morph’s YouTube channel too – but 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. Please note that we can only accept entries via YouTube. We’ll add all your videos to our gallery page.
4. Finally, be sure to get your entries to us by 9pm GMT on 2nd February 2020.
All the competition entries will be judged by Peter Lord, Morph’s co-creator and Merlin Crossingham, Morph director. They’ll pick their favourite entries from each age category, with two lucky winners receiving an exclusive golden Morph trophy, 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 and Merlin. Plus the 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!