Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly News Letter and Weekly Topic competition. Don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and the subsequent Upcoming Topics, at the end of the News Letter. And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Honey Bees". Well done to everybody who entered.
We loved the design of this diamond head shaped, one eyed character, by MⓁ✕2019. Unfortunately he doesn't feel the same way about bumble bees. In fact it's total panic stations when he's caught in a swarm of them. And whoops, now a hive's fallen on his head too. He's seriously having a bad bee day!
We were absolutely delighted with the adorable cutie bumble bee in this entry by keîko. The cheeky chap loves his flowers and his bee hive, but still, don't get so close, or as cute as he is he may yet sting you!
A brazen bee makes threats about stinging, but then realizes he'll die if he does, in this hilarious Flipnote by ZⒶiden.
The family guy audio was an inspired choice, and the character performances work perfectly with the comedy.
This wonderfully discordant mix of sanguine and melancholy comes together in an extraordinary MV by VIBE CHECK, about picking flowers with bees.
We enjoyed the lyric-synced images, and the gothic drawing style of the stung hands and fingers really got the idea across nicely.
Tamama757 had us chuckling with this parody of scientific analysis on whether or not bees should be able to fly. But when we heard the bees opinion of what the humans think of their aviation, we were literally in stitches!
Slyray has designed a fantastic Mine Craft style bees for this charming and whimsical MV. The many detailed backgrounds and cool square bee animation work beautifully for a fabulous entry.
This week's topic is about the movement of things that flap, flutter, billow and wave in the air on a windy day. This would include fabric, paper, hair or anything else you can think of.
Some typical subjects for this could be flags, long hair, clothing like scarves and dresses, washing on a line and news papers to name but few.
Undulating movements with lots of flowing 'S' curving shapes works well for a flapping motion in animation. An irregular flow of movement and speed, mixed in with random changes of shape adds realism to the movement, as the energy of the wind battles against the forces of gravity and weight with in the pliable material. It's a great movement to study and can really bring an animated subject to life.
We hope you really enjoy this topic, and find it a breeze.
Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Flapping in the Wind and the deadline for your entries is August 9th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT) Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
Topic - Steven Universe Future (August 9th)
Topic - Unexpected Sound Effects (August 16th)
Topic - Catch Phrase Flipnotes (August 23rd) YouTube video example link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXujHix9nrA
Topic - Marsh Mallows (August 30th)
PS (If you're interested in the Catch Phrase Flipnote topic, and you've checked out the link, here are our best guesses for the first ten catch phrases in the video:
In the middle of nowhere / Stick out like a sore thumb / wish bone / Caterpillar burger / Private Eye / Putting on your game face / Prize Plumb / Saving your breath / Holding all the Aces / Free Spirit.
We hope this helps with clarifying this upcoming topic.