It's that time of year! Time for more cross-community animations for A Very Walfas Christmas 2014!
As usual, here are the rules and submission guidelines. Be sure to read them over carefully before starting on your sketch.
Over the course of every sketch video we've had, several people got mad after they put in tons of effort for sketches they could not submit. Remember to follow the guidelines, and you'll more likely see your work realized.Guidelines:
- Preferably, do not make a sketch longer than a minute. However, sketches that run long may be cut into several parts as a running sketch.
- Touhou Characters Only. No author avatars, no original characters. This is about the Touhou cast. You can have extras like human villagers or random youkai, but use them sparingly.
- No copyrighted music. All music must be available freely through the artist or via Creative Commons license. This is so we don't get any copyright strikes against the WSW video channel.
- There is no limit to the number of sketches you may submit. You can submit as many as you can animate. The only catch is that if the final video has trouble rendering due to runtime, some of your sketches might be cut.
- Virtually anyone may submit sketches. To give you an idea of how open this is, a guy at a restaurant I was compiling the sketches at submitted the 2012 "Christmas Gif" gag.
- Remember: Not every sketch will get into the video. Some will be cut for quality reasons, others for runtime, others for format reasons, and others for violating the submission guidelines. Don't fret: just upload the video on your channel and we'll gladly link it in the video description.
- DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT OF DECEMBER 23rd, 2014. However, if you can get your sketch submitted before Spaztique finishes editing, you're fine.
Producers collect sketches and help people find animators or sketch ideas. To become a producer, have ready access to DeviantArt, Skype, Raidcall, and/or DropBox or some way to send sketches over to Spaztique for editing/compiling.
Dedicated animators will take your sketch ideas and animate them. Both animators and the sketch submitter are credited during each sketch to show who made what. If you want to become an animator, just sign up and have your animating software ready.
Wax Editing Software (It's free!):
Want to animate your own sketch? Good news! I've recently discovered a new freeware video editor that's actually quite good! I've tested it before, and it works! Introducing Wax! Think of it as the Gimp to Sony Vegas: multi-layer editing, multiple rendering styles, even particle and 3d text effects! However, like Gimp, there is a learning curve, but there are tons of tutorials on the main site to help you get started.
With that, we all look forward to the sketches and ideas you got in store for us this year! If you got ideas to submit, or want to become an animator or producer, comment below!