Two of the most famous bits of animation created for music were a-Ha’s “Take On Me” video and Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract,” and they were both made by the same man: Michael Patterson. He’s done others, but those are the biggest on his resume. He’s currently a professor of animation at USC.
Now Patterson is teaming up with an app called FlipaClip for a special contest. If you think you’ve got what it takes to hold your work up to his, prove it by creating a bit of animation for the song “Unravel” by the indie band Tell Her I Love Her. The FlipaClip app allows anyone to create animated sequences with just their phone and share them to social media.
The “Unravel” video will consist solely of FlipaClip animations, and only the best will make the final cut. One winner will take home a cash prize. The contest launches today and will be open thorough mid-May.
Over four million people have downloaded FlipaClip and it has been used in schools to teach children the art of animation. You can get it for iPhone or Android…and here’s a measuring stick for you: