Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.
We had a great response to last week's topic Planets, and a selection of our favorite winning entries are coming up.
But first, if you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and it's description, as well as the subsequent Upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.
Also, don't miss the links in the topic description for inspiration and further information on the theme (Access these links through the Sudomemo Theater online site).
And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Planets". Well done to everybody who entered.
Our first topic winning selection this week is this highly informative entry, “A Brief History of Pluto, by Aftershock.
Fully narrated, with many diagrams, drawings, text and animation, it’s documentary style reveals the unusual story of a planet’s discovery, investigation, and finally its controversial declassification.
What a fascinating slice of astronomical history.
In our next winning Flipnote by Jake our Sun thinks he’s found a friend on planet Earth.
But unfortunately, Wacky’s manners leave something to be desired, and he’s also very fond of fat jokes!
Look out Wacky, that's one very big, angry Sun!
After their flying saucer runs out of gas, two outlandish pilots, Marks and Fligo, make a landing and prepare to explore Kandi, the planet of illusion, in these two extraordinary entries by Casjin.
With fantastic characters, great comedy voice acting and story structure, this space alien adventure is truly out of this world!
Whatever you do, don’t miss part 2.5.
It’s coming soon!
The mysterious planet Mars is the subject of this winning topic Flipnote, created by Mr. Nibble.
Overflowing with martian atmosphere, it focuses on a human attempt to colonize the red planet.
But what lies in wait upon this planet's horizons?
And will it be altogether friendly?
LolalpcmFR has created this delightful, planet inspired MV.
It features a setting moon, the ringed planet Saturn, as well as both the Earth and the Sun.
We just loved the stellar comedy idea behind this hilarious topic winner by Reggie.
In order to face the Sun, the Earth has to wear shades, it’s so bright.
But even then, the cool looking planet is in for a shock!
You’ll never believe it, but the Sun is laboring under the delusion that he’s actually a planet, in this space based skit by liam.
Check it out, it’s a real comedy of errors!
There’s many things that melt!
From ice, candles, plastic and chocolate, to ice-cream, ice lollies, and even crayons, any of these would make a great subject for a melting Flipnote.
But as this is animation, we don’t need to limit ourselves to the real world.
You could animate the melting of absolutely anything at all. Then have it dissolve away into a pool upon the ground.
It could be realistic, cartoon styled, photo effect, or shaded drawing.
The choice is yours!
As you animate your subjects, try to imagine them dripping, drooping and deforming as they melt down under their own weight.
Textures will become smooth, and forms will soften as they liquefy.
Also, the more in-between pictures you do, the slower and more believable your melt effect will look.
And finally, here’s a link to a cool YouTube video of time-lapse melting ice creams for inspiration. It’s also a lot of fun!
We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to seeing the Flipnotes you create for them.
Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Melting and the deadline for your entries is March 6th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).
Also, we would encourage you to add a description to your Flipnotes. This is your opportunity to explain any points of interest and specific details that we could feature in the topic winner reviews.
And don't forget, if you want a cool thumbnail picture on your Flipnote, whichever frame you save the Flipnote on, that will become the thumbnail. So choose your favorite frame for this, or add in a cool title page at the end, and save on that.
Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
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