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 "Toasted Marshmallows". Well done to everybody who entered.
Toasting a marshmallow is a finely honed skill! If you leave it in the flame too long it may burn away to nothing at all, as we see in this Flipnote by mh. But hey, with a whole bag of marshmallows, you can try again, and again! Your sure to get it right eventually!
Check out mh's alternate ending Flipnote to spot the subtle differences!
In this next entry, ian smith tells the tale of a terrifying nightmare from the sleeping mind of a marshmallow man.
What a clever idea to use photo animation for the dream world, and cartoon animation for the waking world. It works really well with such a surreal concept!
This wonderful animated drawing, by 256, features marshmallow toasting in the wilderness. We were very impressed with the character and background drawing style, and the lighting effect adds a cosy glow to the campfire setting.
We also liked the ambient sound track of the crackling fire, and as we watched it on loop, It made for very relaxing viewing.
There's a pretty fearsome looking marshmallow in this hilarious and manic Fllipnote, by Oon. Fearsome that is, until the introduction of a flame thrower.
Caramelized marshmallow anyone?
Contrasting the movement and texture of a flickering flame, and a melting marshmallow, Plutocube has created this fantastic topic animation.
Using different Flipnote tools to achieve the look, and some lovely distortion, the melty dripping of the marsh mallow works beautifully as it drops off the end of its skewer, and the fire is crackling with life!
Parry, thrust, lunge!
A toasted marshmallow duel is proving huge fun, until a flaming mallow goes awry, in this inspired entry by Ran☆Chan. It's excellently put together, and the Kazoo music is the perfect choice, especially at the disastrous ending.
"Quick, get a fire extinguisher somebody!"
The fate of a marshmallow is a tragic one indeed, as we see in this entry by Silent.
The cartoon characters and animation are very nicely done, with a wide variety of different facial expressions used to great effect!
Yoga is said to be a journey of the self, through the self, to the self!
An ancient discipline that originated in India, Yoga combines physical exercise, mental meditation, and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles and relieve stress.
With positions such as the head stand, the fish, the cobra, the plow, and of course, downwards dog, there's plenty of challenging poses to draw and animate in your Flipnotes.
Why not check out the multitude of Yoga videos on You Tube, and tutorial diagrams online, for information on the how it's done, and the body positions involved.
So weather you're exploring its origins, inspired by its usage, or even having a giggle at, when Yoga goes wrong, we hope you find enlightenment when making your Flipnotes.
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 - Yoga and the deadline for your entries is September 13th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT). Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.
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