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Intel Announces Community-Driven Computer Animation Project

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Intel Corporation announced a collaborative animation project to produce a computer-generated animated short film for theatrical release. The Mass Animation Project, presented by Intel, will be open to established and aspiring animators.

Intel is sponsoring the development and promotion of a Facebook Page where animators will be able access a collaboration application built on the Facebook Platform, and will work together to create the animated short film. Starting this fall, artists around the world will be able to contribute by animating small pieces of a 5-minute, professional-quality animated short film. The start date will be announced soon.

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Why would someone work for Intel and the other companies involved, devote a lot of work and in the end get nothing while they leave the place with a 5min short movie? I don't see a benefit for the artists. If they are good, then they will have constant work and therefore pay. If they aren't good Intel better stays away from them. To create a 3D short animation film takes a lot of time and effort and Intel better have some seriously good production managers, producers, line producers, concepters and so on to coordinate all the neccessary steps.
Btw.: A rough guideline to calculate the amount of time just for the animation part is: 1 second of cinema-quality animation for one main character takes a highly sophisticated animator 1 to 2 weeks. And let's not forget about modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting, special effects (like fluids, particles), compositing, post production, sound design, music design and so on.
I am really keen on the outcome of this project. But there comes another negative aspect. You have to have a facebook account to get the details...
 

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To use their work experience with Intel to spice-up their CVs ?