This is my third year running that I am involved with the N.E.mation! movement, starting from N.E.mation! 6 to N.E.mation! 8 today. What is N.E.mation! all about? Here’s a recap – N.E.mation! is an annual inter-school animation competition for students from secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institute(s) to express their thoughts on Total Defence (TD). More than 9,500 students have participated in N.E.mation! since its inauguration in 2007. The theme for N.E.mation! 8 is “Because You Played A Part” and all of you can play a part in the N.E.mation! 8 adventure too, just by Watching, Voting and you can stand to win attractive prizes!
I was happy and honoured to be invited and be part of N.E.mation! 8 journey, starting with “Are You Ready to Kick Start?“, a rally call to students out there to step forward and be a part of N.E.mation! 8. I visited the top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8, with a behind the scenes and the making of adventures during their intensive preparation of their animation clip. The experience was very fun, speaking to all the 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8, listening to their stories and experiences, understanding more about their ideas and choice of animation style. I think that when each team had to present, share and chatted with John and myself during the visit, it also helped them prepare for their Downtown Picnic event!
On the 18th January 2014, N.E.mation! organised a Downtown Picnic at The Plaza, National Library Building. The top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8 were there to introduce themselves to the public and supporters, sharing their stories, experiences and to showcase their final product, the animation clip from their 3 weeks of intensive preparation! Joining me at the N.E.mation! 8 Downtown Picnic were fellow social media friends, DK, Sue, Andy and John who also came down to support the N.E.mation! 8 adventures! I took the time to revisit the top 10 teams again and it was nice chatting with them again especially those that still remembered me from my visit during their 3 weeks of intense preparation!
For the past two seasons N.E.mation! 6 and 7 (and including this season, N.E.mation! 8), I witnessed and experienced first hand the quality and talents of the young and future generations of Singapore. From having zero experience in animation, the final products, their animation clips produced by the students, were really impressive and heartwarming. Likewise, N.E.mation! 8 promises to be just as exciting and when you start to watch all the 10 animation clips, you might have a hard time (which s a good problem to have!) to vote for your favourite 3 clips! There are exciting prizes to be won and let me share with you the information and steps for you to vote and what are the exciting prizes to be won! Drop by N.E.mation! website and my previous post to check out the Top 10 Teams and their impressive animation clips! Remember to vote after watching all the Top 10 animation clips! Voting ends on 15th February 2014!
4 Ways to Vote !
Picture Courtesy of N.E.mation!
Attractive Prizes !
Picture Courtesy of N.E.mation!
To all the Top 10 Teams of N.E.mation! 8, great job and well done! Everyone of you that participated in the N.E.mation! 8 journey is a winner! Good luck and all the best in your future endeavours!