September 10th: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic: "Escalators"

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly Newsletter and Weekly Topic competition.

We had a great response to last week's topic “Escalators”, and a selection of our favorite winning entries are coming up.

You can view all of the submissions for this topic on its Weekly Topic channel by clicking this link Weekly Topic - Escalators - The Moving Staircase

If you're thinking about making a topic Flipnote, don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and description, with ideas and inspiration to get you started, as well as the upcoming Topics listed at the end of the Newsletter.

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Escalators".

Well done to everyone who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Escalators"

Excited to get together with his brother Luigi, Mario pits his wits against an intractable elevator in this Weekly Topic winning Flipnote By Luciano.

Including sprite-styled and blender animation, as well as an expertly crafted cell phone display chat, the character movement and wizz-stretch FX are truly awesome to behold.

When Jacky plays around with a shopping mall escalator, it’s an accident waiting to happen in this crazy-caper Topic winner by Jake.

The slapstick humor is played to perfection with a hilarious comedy routine. And we were particularly impressed with the rendering of the escalator itself.

The use of line movement behind shading for the staircase is highly effective. As is the dot-erasure of the escalator sidings to make them look transparent.

Brilliantly observed and very well executed.

Which way are we looking at this escalator?

Upside down, or right side up?

geezer answers this mind bending question with the placement of a traveling figure in this super smooth, speed 8, optical illusion animation.

Mixing Dragon Ball Manga with a moving staircase, Sh0rtiot creates a versus match like no other.

We just loved the enemy's Kamehameha finishing attack, which to the astonishment of game enthusiasts and our Flipnote hero, backfires in a spectacular explosion as they meet their escalator-demise!

Stick man Jon is definitely going the wrong way up a very unusual escalator in this topic winning animated cycle by {MAGI}.

Poor chap, however hard he runs he’s never gonna reach the top!

A stick man falls foul of an escalator’s magical booby trap in this topic winning entry by xperiax250.

The voice acting and annotated dialogue adds greatly to the action and comedy of this Roller coaster adventure.

Does this escalator come to a sticky end?

The shopper certainly thinks so!

Click and watch this beautifully animated Topic entry by kozlov to find out!

This Weeks Topic - "Crocodiles"

A crocodile is a large semi-aquatic reptile that lives in the tropics.

Equipped with a long powerful jaw lined with razor sharp teeth, and a thick scaly hide, this fearsome predator lays in wait for its prey, floating quietly in the water like a log before making a lightning fast strike.

Your Flipnotes could feature the crocodile in any way you like:

In its natural habitat, as a cartoon character, or even showcased in an MV. It’s all good!

Here’s a list of crocodile characters from popular media for inspiration:

Master Croc - Kung Fu Panda 2 (CGI Animated Movie)

Tick Tock - Peter Pan (Novel And Animated Movies)

Brutas And Nero - The Rescuers (Cell Animated movie)

Vector The Crocodile - Sonic The Hedgehog (Video Game)

Swampy - Frogger 2 (Video Game)

Any one of these would be great to draw and animate with.

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 - Crocodiles and the deadline for your entries is September 17th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).

We would also 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.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - Anticipation in Animation (September 17th)

Topic - Motorbikes (September 24th)

Topic - Lenses And Prisms (October 1st)

Topic - The Shrugging Gesture (October 8th)