Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vancouver Opera Contest

Every wanted to animate an opera? Vancouver Opera's decided that they want you to and have teamed up with YouTube to start an opera animation contest. The contest (here) asks potential musicoanimators to do 4 minute versions of their next season operas: Norma, Nixon in China, The Marriage of Figaro, and Madama Butterfly. Most directors I know have trouble cutting Figaro down to 3 hours so a 4 minute version should be really interesting! There are some really cool prizes including a Wacom Intuos 4 and some more bizare ones like a PS3 games package. If you love opera and know how to animate (you know who you are!), I guess that this is the contest you've been waiting for! No entries yet but I'm kind of excited to see what comes up. VO had a hit with last season's manga series (click here, select "read," then "manga") of ten well known operas. Hopefully this garners the same kind of attention and discussion. Have any of you seen the comics? What do you think of them?

1 comment:

VOMDAssist said...

Thanks for the shout-out and support about OperaBot! We're excited at what animators will come up with. Stay tuned!

Best regards,

Ling Chan
Assistant to Managing Director
Vancouver Opera