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Netflix & Skill - Stranger Things | Stranger Things Categories


This category is for all the 2D and 3D animators out there who love nothing more than bringing characters and objects to life.

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Chrissy Stone - Castle Byers

Castle Byers

Castle Byers, home away from home

Runner up

Aman Nusrat  - Alien Creature Roar (stranger things inspired)

Alien Creature Roar (stranger things inspired)

Love animating Roars/ Growls!

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

MeraAnimations (Finalist) View Entry
lucas1999 (Finalist) View Entry
conceptyphoon (Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

It is not essential to have watched Stranger Things to enter this contest. This will not give you an advantage of other contestants.

Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series. The series as a mix of investigative drama alongside supernatural elements portrayed with horror, science fiction and childlike sensibilities.

For this brief, we want you to create an animation that best represent this era, the characters, the 80s props and the town of Hawkins. We want you to create something, it could be a new alien character, a prop by moved by special powers, a Demogorgon riping things apart, or even a walk cycle from one of the hero characters.

Requirements & Deliveries

Entrants need to share their progress. We don’t want you to just upload a finished animation. We want you to create an entry page that shares your work from concept and idea, all the way through to your finished animation. This not only allows members to follow along, but it helps the judges truly understand how you work.

For your final update, entrants must submit a Youtube or Vimeo Video of their finished animation. The video must be HD resolution.

Screencasts are allowed to be submitted. The judges are reviewing animation skills, not rendering and lighting.

How to enter

Use the button below to create an entry. Use this entry page to share updates as you create your masterpiece. Your last update will be considered as your final submission.

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