This is my entry for the August 2009 11 Second Club.

The 11 Second Club is a website that hosts a friendly monthly competition among animators from around the world. The sit posts an 11 second audio track (usually from a movie) and the contestants have until the end of the month to complete the animation in either 3D computer, 2D traditional, or stop motion animation.

You can post your work in progress for other club members to comment and critique with the goal of making your animation better.

I decided, after looking in on the club for several months, to take the plunge and join in.

Here's the final animation for it. The audio track is from the live action Disney film titled, "Flubber" starring Fred McMurray. The voice is Fred's in this clip. The whole thing took me about 50 hours to complete and was quite a bit of fun to do. I ended up in 5th place for this competition. After seeing the other entries, I knew I wouldn't come in 1st or 2nd for sure. I think part of it was due to the fact that I had it running for 31 seconds total with the actions added on at the end. Many of the people who voted on it made this type of comment. I knew it was running too slow at the end but just ran out of time and submitted the unedited version.

I've cut it down quite a bit here and still need to add in some sound effects.

Next month I'm going to stick to the track exactly.

August 2009 11 Second Club entry - "I'm not sure what we've got here Charlie..."

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