WE’RE ALMOST THERE – passionfruit 🍓

Woah woah woAH guess what day is it tomorrow? Our dreaded day is tomorrow, and we’re going to find out how well we did, in terms of judging and voting.
We’ll admit, during the entire voting session, we had our ups and downs. You do not know how many heart attacks Mabel had, how much everyone all theorized all the updates Mr James gave us, and how intense everything got. It was really stressful, and most of us probably would want to go back to the animating stage (or at least, Mabel does)
At the eve of the release of the results, we’re just super sad and super nervous right now, like we’re all basically this:

In all honesty, we don’t think we’ll win. We’d love to get second or third place, but winning? That’s as likely as pigs flying, but whatever the case, we’re just happy we got this far! It’s been really fun, educational, and stressful, and the entire experience has been really eye-opening.

We’re all just sobbing with fear and nostalgia now, and it’s not even the event yet. There’ll be more tears later on, we promise. This may be the second last blogpost we’ll ever post, and that’s so horrifying for us (and for the editor who has spent hours writing the blogposts)
More things will be written tomorrow, as we say our final final goodbyes and thank all our fellow supporters, trainers, organizers etc. It’ll be so bittersweet, but for tonight, let’s have a good night rest before the bawling begins.


See everyone for the last time tomorrow! May all your wishes come true (and so do ours!) 🍅🍉🍊🍎🍓

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LAST 3 HOURS

cAN yOu beliEVE iT???

It has been 7 (ultra 7!!!) weeks since the start of N.E.mation, and to us, it has been one of the most wonderful and amazing experiences we ever had (in our sad, miserable 14 years of existence)

Every single milestone was precious to us….. and we started our journey with faith the size of a seed. And our confidence sprouted when this happened

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Once again, we pushed further with whatever we had, focusing on our seed idea, which was at the time “Bricks”

Thankfully, we scraped by into the Top 20.

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At the time, Mr. Joshua mentioned that because one team had dropped out somehow, another was luckily added into the list. We thought that was us, because Mr. Joshua said that our story wasn’t good enough. It was, quote,” depending on how good the rest of the competition was.” Meaning to say that we got in just because others may not have done as well. This made us extremely terrified, because we were currently at the bottom of the Top 20. If we didn’t buck up, we would be gone for sure.

So we pushed harder than we did before, running into many arguments, petty quarrels and cold-shoulders along the way. But. We did it.

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Top 10 Pitching ^^^^^^

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A part of our Original Storyboard ^^

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TOP 10!!!!! ^^^^

Production

To be honest, Production period was more Fun than Tough.

We made many new discoveries about ourselves, and the animation softwares

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on the last day of production, Chris’s computer got hacked by a virus, rendering all her files useless and unable to open. It was a huge freakout. The virus could spread to the main server, causing EVERY TEAM’S progress and files to be completely lost, till a ransom is paid. Thank goodness, Miss Yinghui had recently saved all of Chris’s Files and Mr. Joshua was able to remove computers from the main server in time, so the virus didn’t spread. Everything was back to normal X).

( Chris cried because she was so afraid that everyone’s progress would have been completely lost )

 

Downtown Picnic

We had a big problem.

Because our animation was made out of 100% 2D Software, we had no props, backdrops, or anything to show off during the open house. However, we made a discovery that…hardly anyone was there during the picnic and 90% of the votes we got were from walking around in public anyway so…….. Yeah!

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It was great fun sharing our Animation clip and experiences with the public! We had actually prepared a script prior to the interview. but we didn’t have to use it. But here is a short exert :

 

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Voting.

Oh

My

God

THE MOST STRESSFUL CNY EVER!

Including getting the courage to ask distance relatives, heading out a malls multiple times EACH campaigning or votes, handling rejection everytime we get turned down, sacrificing reunions to get votes. This is only a few. You name it, we’ve probably done it.

(You can check out some of our Vote Voyage pictures on our Instagram!)

SO…….

PLeaseeeeeeeeee do not let our 7 weeks of hard effort go down the drain. VOTE FOR FINDING SANITY ( Team C05 ) BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ON ALL 4 PLATFORMS. GET YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, WHOEVER!!!! THIS IS OUR LAST AND ONLY HOPE, AND THE CHANCES OF FINDING OUR SANITY IS IN YOUR HANDS!! IT DOESNT TAKE VERY LONG AND YOU HAVE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE! because cmon, voting wont do you any harm at all 🙂

VOTING INFO!!!

Hi everyone! NEmation 11 voting has started!!!
Please vote for the 2 teams from CHIJ St. Nicholas (C05 & C07)on 4 different platforms!
1. Online at nemation.sg
2. Mobile at m.nemation.sg
3. Facebook app at www.facebook.com/nemation (non-mobile)
(Mobile)
4. Via SMS to 76677
NE11<space>WEB<space><1st choice>,<2nd choice>,<3rd choice><space><NRIC><space> <FULL NAME>
(E.g. NE11 WEB C01,C03,C05 S1234567A TAN MEI LAN)
Our girls have worked very hard through the Sept Hols and year-end Holidays last year so do support us because every vote counts! Do help to spread this message to your friends as voting will end on 5 Feb, 2359h. Voters of the winning team stand to win attractive prizes from the Lucky Draw! 😄
Thank you and enjoy your weekend!
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Don’t Forget to check out our various Social Media accounts for more interesting updates during voting period!

Facebook: Finding Sanity | Link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013797113247

Twitter: findingsanityNE | Link: https://twitter.com/findingsanityNE

Instagram: finding_sanitynemation | Link:

https://www.instagram.com/finding_sanitynemation/

❤

~F.S. 🐟

 

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3 reasons to vote for DinoSoar!

1. The CRAZY team

We are a crazy bunch of people with different characters. We name ourselves to be the characters in Barney and friends. Farihah- Barney, Jihan-Baby Bop , Iqmal-BJ , Putri- Riff. We love to have fun while working. 

Mario dancing^

Playing freesbie with instructors and impossibro^

2. The UNIQUE & INSPIRING clip

Our video concept is based on sports and the olympic spirit which is unique,how we manage to link sports to the total defence theme. The message on how the values of every Singaporean making Singapore what it is today. We want to convey Singapore’s big dreams, aspiration and achievements through Olympism. We use the rotoscoping method to produce our clip that makes the work artistic and gives an iconic representation. 

3. We dare to be DIFFERENT
We intend to prove to ourselves that we too are capable in making an animation clip that is inspiring for everyone. A clip that every Singaporean can relate to. The team members are all from the video team (Media Club) and are inexperience in animation but try to explore animation.

To all who have voted for us, thank you so much for believing in our work. We really apprieciate all the support you guys have given us! To those who still have yet to vote, there’s only 5 hours left so keep on voting guys!!! Spread the word! 🙂

Adiyoss!
-Dinosoarrr!!!! 

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DinoStory part3… the last 24hrs to vote!

HELLO LOVELY READERS!

Another DinoStory to share before I go to bed…today’s been a long day and so is tomorrow. The team’s been preparing lots for the last few, very crucial, hours of voting. Tomorrow we’ll be pushing our limits! For today’s post, I’ll be going through some of the things we do during the animation workshop where we learn how to make a simple animation using stop motion to create a short story animation and a software to animated a digitally drawn jigglypuff.

Okay so for the stop motion part of the workshop, get hands on with some basic craft materials- coloured paper, some markers and bluetacks to create a short animation about pollution. It was really tedious work as we had to capture every movement 10 times to make it look animated.If something goes wrong, we had to recapture everything but overall it was an interesting experience as we were able to customise our own characters and background.

Animated Jigglypuff (never thought a pokemon could be any cuter)^^

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Stop motion^^^

With all those pitchings we had, we finally get into work with the production. On our first day, we had a warm greeting from all the instructors. The production was like the climax of our story. We had to play hard and work hard. With all the support we got from our family and friends, it felt like nothing can stop us from moving on…

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As we got closer to the final week of production, things were not going as per planned. We kept on having OTs to clear up the work we missed the days before and everything starts to snowball from day to day. We had a hard time working on our masterpiece but we kept on reminding ourselves that it was the last lap. The final lap before we finish the race. I was really proud of what the team has become and I don’t think I can ever forget the ups and downs we went true together as a team.

For the last few hours of voting, I would like to persuade everyone to vote. The team and I have worked tirelessly to make this dream happen and even for us to be seeing our masterpiece being played on the big screen, it is enough to make us realise how much we have achieved through this entire journey. We’ve already made this far and there’s no turning back. Help us to (Dino)Soar!!!!!!

-Putri 🙂

 

 

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DinoStory part2. Have you voted?

Haloo again lovely readers! 

Have you voted??? It’s the last 50 hours before voting ends!  

Today I shall share with you guys….the BEGINNING of DinoSoar’s journey in N.E.mation11! Yup, how did we even get started?

Well..Farihah, Iqmal, Jihan and myself (Putri) first applied as a CCA. Yes we are from the same CCA – Media Club 

We were eager to try our luck in this competition and so we submitted our story that was inspired by Joseph Schooling. The gold medalist who helped bring glory to our nation. 

Cheers to Joseph Schooling! ^

We were so shocked to received news from our teachers that we have made it to the Top 100 selection. 

Top 100 briefing^^

During the Top 100 briefing, we had a mini excursion to MAS to learn about economic defence, one of the five pillars of total defence. In MAS, we learn how we keep the economic in Singapore stable and how they overcome economic crisis such as the Global Economic Crisis. 

Jihan in the MAS gallery ^
 From then onwards we had tough times waking up early to practise our pitches, ending on late afternoons to keep on refining and refining and refining our story. The amount times we had to redo our story was countless but our concept of olymtism still stays the same. If they was one thing we learnt through out the whole experience from Top 100 to Top 20 was that storyboard was the key to any production. I guess you can say that it is like the foundation to the building you want to built. 

Some of the boards we use for our first pitch ^^

Some of our story boards that were refined ^^

I guess that the most fun part about the whole entire experience would be meeting teams from different schools and working together as a whole team, going through ups and downs together. 😊

Thats all for now. Do remember to vote for our team’s clip and goodnight! I’ll be posting another DinoStory tomorrow so do look forward to that.

Lots of love, 

Putri 😊

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Geekstrux: Gong-gong to the cha-cha returns PART TWOO

Hello guys! Its been so long gosh sorry we were just so so so busy busy busy with school work lol (sleeping on average at 1am everyday and not finishing homework still great life) not exaggerating though I mean it cries.

But here’s our very overdued post from like months ago cause i forgot to post it up although we drafted it so long ago woops but here it goes!!

 

When we came back after the 3 weeks, we decided to get gong cha again. Mae and Nika hid the drinks in their pockets, thinking she will not see. -.-
The next day, Ms Heather told us not to get it any more as it is unhealthy. Nika then said,

“She said that we cannot get gongcha so we shall get Each in a Cup instead.”

wowiez.

Once Ms Heather left with other instructors, we sneaked out of the lounge. (Poor Wan Ting who did not want bubble tea still had to follow them for no apparent reason).

The adventure started off wrong right from the start. The 2 paranoid members got scared by Mr Joshua at the entrance, when all he did was just walk in.
We ran to Each in a Cup, constantly looking behind to check if there is someone chasing after us.

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RUN RUN (tb to safra recording)
On out way back, Mae suddenly shouted that the instructors were on the bridge, and we quickly went back.
Wan Ting reminded them of how silly they were as they were talking about the plan out loud with another instructor inside…..and Ms Heather could ask him where we were. It was also very obvious where we went. Its either Gong Cha or Each in a Cup.

 

 
On the escalator, we were talking if Ms Heather was back already. Two instructors turned around and we asked them, “Do you know where Ms Heather is?”
Just as we were about to turn right to the lounge, we saw the backs of Ms Heather and Ms Ying Hui. We instantly braked and hid behind the wall, judged by both students and instructors.

……Well, the ending was still the same.

And Nika’s drink got stuck in her pocket.

 

HOW?!

 

 

Lesson learned: Think fast, Act fast, Be fast
Oh and no gong Cha doesn’t mean no Each in a Cup😜

 

Geeking out,

Geekstrux

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Let us soar to the top . . . DinoStory. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! #C03

HELLO MY BELOVED READERS!

As you all may know (or may not.. heh), the voting period is going to end in a few more days which also means that our journey as dinos is going to end very soon. I know that we’ve been not as active as the rest of the teams. The team and I are truly sorry about that since we kinda got caught up with our own lives in school.

Anyways, I’ll be posting blogs until the last day of voting (which is on Sunday) about our experiences throughout this whole amazing journey in N.E.mation11! but before that let me just share about the Downtown Picnic!

 

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* We want to thank all our teachers, friends and families who came down to support us during the event. Love you guys! 🙂 *

The Downtown Picnic was a blast as everyone was able to enjoy free food, free live performances, some games, meet DJs and also not forgetting… meeting special guest, Night Owl Cinematics! – they were awesome and I still can’t believe Ryan was an ex-kentridgean?!

There were also some lucky draws and all the teams were able to share more about their clips. Honestly, nothing could be scarier than talking with a mic on stage, in front of an audience but I guess I’m getting used to it. My team and I didn’t have much preparation beforehand but manage to put the booth together using our creativity.

Moving on to the event we recently had…. Team Promo in School. We were very honoured to have Mr Nova and Ms Hazel to be our guest speakers for one of our assembly talks. During Assembly, they shared with the school about animation and how N.E.mation! came about. It was nice to see some of our schoolmates learning how to create a simple animated clip of a bouncing ball using just plasticine, for the ball, some paper for the background, and an iphone as a camera. To get our school to support us, we shared our experiences and showed a montage of our journey in N.E.mation! – credits to Farihah for editing the ‘cringe’ worthy video, haha.

Stay tuned for the next blog where I’ll be sharing our journey from Top 100 to Top 20! (Hint: Storyboarding & Pitching)

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! It’s all about votes guys so don’t forget to vote our team’s clip – The Olympian; there’s always an olympian in each of us!

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Link to watch our clip – The Olympian

There are 4 ways to vote guys!!!

 

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Don’t forget to follow us on our instagram @dinosoarzz  and our fb page @dinosoar.krss.official

lASTLY….

To you lovely people out there that have made our day by continuously voting and showing your support in your little most beautiful ways  . . .

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon jimmy fallon nbc tonight show thanks

 

Billions of love 🙂 ,

Putri 

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CEDAR3: ALL OF US HAVE THE SINGAPOREAN BLOOD

heyyy everyone! its been quite awhile since we’ve written our last blog post sorry!!! we were quite busy these weeks. but let’s not dwell too much on the past, shall we. we have something way way more important to talk about!!!

 

we’ve created this minute long video, and now it’s your turn to play your part in Singapore’s total defence! here’s how:

 

 

  • VOTE FOR CEDAR3 NE11C02

 

 

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voting ends on the 5th of february and there’s still some time before that day comes. your small vote means everything to us and we would appreciate it if you spread the word to all your friends and family!!

 

to refresh your memory again, here are the 4 platforms that you can vote for us on. do remember to vote for cedar3 NE11C02 on all 4 platforms!!!

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  • BECOME A BLOOD DONOR AND SAVE 3 LIVES

 

voting for our group as part of the nemation competition is just one part, most importantly, we hope that you readers are able to step forward and donate your blood to those who truly need it. the singaporean blood is something we all have in common, and we should do our part to help other fellow singaporeans that are in need. what better way to do that than to donate the very blood that we all share! for more information, visit the Singapore Red Cross website at https://redcross.sg/give-blood/why-should-i-donate-blood.html

 

“lets continue to play our part, saving lives, giving blood”

 

once again, we are team cedar3 NE11C02 and our video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XDBD_67zNY
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thank you for your continuous support through your votes and your heroic acts of stepping forward to donate blood!

 

stay tuned for more pictures on our Instagram and Twitter!

as well as liking us and commenting on the N.E.mation Top 10 Teams Facebook Page!

<3, cedar3 (even the heart has a 3)

 

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HELP US FIND OUR SANITY!!!

 

도와 주세요!!!!!

(please save me!!!!!)

The four of us are having a very stressful CNY!! Sadly, we have just dropped out of the Top 5, and we are working really hard over the remaining days to pull back up! [ Chris had to overcome her ball-lessness and ask her relatives whom she is afraid of ]

So far, we have traveled to many malls, bus stands, mrt stations, you name it, we’ve probably been there. But! We are not giving up just yet!. Wan has went overseas to Penang to meet her relatives, some of whom are Singaporean/Pr [Thank Goodness!]

We desperately need YOUR help!!  Please take this weekend to VOTE FOR US!! It doesn’t take very long to vote AND spread the word! Don’t forget, you may also stand a chance to win attractive prizes if you vote! What are you waiting for? Its easy, free, and a step closer to a prize!

in case you have sadly forgotten how to vote, here it is! :

Hi everyone! NEmation 11 voting has started!!!
Please vote for the 2 teams from CHIJ St. Nicholas (C05 & C07)on 4 different platforms!
1. Online at nemation.sg
2. Mobile at m.nemation.sg
3. Facebook app at www.facebook.com/nemation (non-mobile)
(Mobile)
4. Via SMS to 76677
NE11<space>WEB<space><1st choice>,<2nd choice>,<3rd choice><space><NRIC><space> <FULL NAME>
(E.g. NE11 WEB C01,C03,C05 S1234567A TAN MEI LAN)
Our girls have worked very hard through the Sept Hols and year-end Holidays last year so do support us because every vote counts! Do help to spread this message to your friends as voting will end on 5 Feb, 2359h. Voters of the winning team stand to win attractive prizes from the Lucky Draw! 😄
Thank you and enjoy your weekend!
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Don’t Forget to check out our various Social Media accounts for more interesting updates during voting period!

Facebook: Finding Sanity | Link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013797113247

Twitter: findingsanityNE | Link: https://twitter.com/findingsanityNE

Instagram: finding_sanitynemation | Link:

https://www.instagram.com/finding_sanitynemation/

SEE YOU IN THE NEXT BLOG POST! and please.. VOTE FOR US!!!!❤

~F.S. 🐟

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Keeping up with the Passionfruits – Passionfruit 🍓

wooAHHH HELLO HELLO HELLO! It’s your favorite passionfruits back here again, after two weeks of intense voting and studying! Sorry that we’ve been kind of MIA on this site, the very lazy and stressed writer of this particular post just loves to procrastinate

But aside from our super tiring and boring lives, Downtown picnic was a Super cool event and a REALLY great thanks to all of you who came down!!


We finally got a taste of how it was like to try and gather votes, and believe us, it doesn’t get easier. It was tiring and fun and nerve wrecking, and the moment we stood on the stage, answering the questions, our knees were shivering like, look at our faces:


that’s the look of pure terror there. But still, no matter how scary that was, it was a lot of fun. So many people came down to vote! It was really very overwhelming, so thanks to all our wonderful friends, family, and even teachers who came down to support us!😄❤

But the fun and games are over and we’re currently in the middle of voting! Yeah…it’s not as great as it sounds though. Imagine scurrying to find friends and family to help vote not once, but four times, and refreshing the NEmation page.

Days and weeks past by and we are currently still in the top 5! Even though we were kicked out like twice, we still managed to scavenge enough votes to at least be in the top 5. To others, we probably look like this


Then again, 70% of our votes could not be possible without the help of our entire school cohort, teachers, and non-teaching staff! They were all so cooperative and supportive, hope you all read this and receive our heartfelt thanks and love!!❤✨❤

Also, another special occasion graced us just today! If you have been onto our instagram page, you would have noticed birthday cakes, cuddly pictures, a random video of Mabel’s birthday from two months ago. Guessed what occasion was it? That’s right, it’s our very own Yolanda’s birthday!


Happy Birthday Yolanda! May you continue to always be funny and get threatened by Mr Nova with pencils 👿


And of course, not forgetting the Chinese New Year celebrations that began today! Scavenging for votes still continues, and we hope for every one of you to help us out too! http://www.nemation.sg is the place to vote, and there’ll be further instructions on the page too!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Let’s get all the ang paos and eat all the food! Til next time, folks, or at least, til the writer of this posts finds the time and energy to do so 😒😒 if she doesn’t update soon, at least our instagram and twitter will always be up for consistent updates. Have a good rest everyone!🍅🍉🍊🍎🍓


P.S. To whomever that had read this? HAVE YOU VOTED YET??? 

Here’s our animation: 


XDXD Remember to vote for us!! We are C10, and our team name is Team Passionfruit! 😉

If you HAVE voted, have you voted on ALL 4 platforms?

The first platform is: 

Go to www.nemation.sg using your mobile.

Second platform:
Go to www.fbvote.nemation.sg (using mobile/desktop site) 

Third platform: 
Go to www.nemation.sg using desktop site/laptop

Fourth platform is through SMS to 76677 using the format below:

NE11[space]FB[space]C1[Space]C10[space]C3[space]NRIC[Name] 

E.g.
NE11 FB C4 C1 C10 T1234567A Maybelle Ong

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