Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Western Digital Creative Champions Competition!

Equipment isn’t everything, but there are some tools you don’t want to work without. When DC Turner and I wanted to make our first animated short, Tim Minchin’s Storm, we needed a Cintiq. You can animate with a regular tablet, but it’s a lot easier to draw directly onto the screen. We were very lucky that the cost of the tablet was covered by supporters of the project, and some fifteen thousand hand-drawn frames later, Storm was complete and has since garnered some 3.5million views.

Another essential tool is digital storage. Rendering is a resource hog, and backups are massive. Anyone working in film or animation runs into storage issues sooner or later, and independent filmmakers don’t necessarily have budget for adequate HDs.

DC Turner and I are on the jury for this lovely competition for aspiring filmmakers and animators from Western Digital to win a frankly enormous amount of storage. It’s open to anyone in the UK, France or Germany, and the closing date is April 19th 2015.

Win this loot!
Winners will receive the following prizes: 2 x WD My Cloud EX2100 OR 1 x WD My Cloud EX4100 4 x WD Red 6 TB 1 x WD My Passport Pro 2TB OR 2 x WD My Passport Ultra 1TB That's 26 TB of storage altogether, with an Approximate Retail Value (ARV) for each prize bundle worth a total of 2,138 Euro to help make your project a reality.
 
If you have an amazing idea for a feature film, short, documentary or animation, enter here. We’re looking for “fresh ideas that challenge, redefine and inspire with a twist of brilliance and a dash of amazing. Something to believe in, to support, to champion”. Best of luck!