The Special Topics forum was created by Martin Hash to promote the Art of Animation:Master.
While all topics posted in the Special Topics / Work in Progress forum are special topics, some distinguish themselves by highlighting creative effort, spotlighting innovative characters, stories and animation and thoroughly demonstrating the capabilities of Animation:Master. These are truly special Special Topics.
I am pleased to announce the receipt (via email) of three new nominations for a new round of 2011 special topics.
...and the current nominees are:
William Sutton, "Tar of Zandoria"
Tore Bahnson, "Frank Kafka"
Steve Shelton, "Cupid's Sick Day"
Special Recognition for Artistry and Technical Achievement: Paul Forwood, "Paul's Playground"
<insert standing ovation with applause>
Disclaimer: All rights and restrictions apply, creators are all powerful and Animation:Master will never die (unlike humans who do expire, it's a freakin' computer program so (in theory) it cannot die!). The creator or team leader of a Special Topic is generally empowered as topic moderator to better facilitate the organization of said project and with great power comes some associated responsibility. Where personal or work schedules or interest will not allow, nominees are free to table their special topic for another time or place it in state of hiatus and bring it back at another time. Creators may in fact, deed and effect create topics of special interest to the A:M Community at a later time and put that online! Also... it should go without saying but why not... the Hash Boys will want to to display your images and animation while on the road so if you don't tell them you don't want that to happen specifically how are will they know that? Osmossis? You don't really need to read this last line.
Here is a sampling of the current banners.
If anyone wants to create their own banner the preferred size (for now at least) is 700x100.