Results from N.E.mation! 12 Top 10 Announcement on 8th Sep (Fri)

We would like to present to you our Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 12!

Congratulations to you all!

Follow our Top 10 teams on their journey as they begin working on their animations this November!

SCHOOL TEAM NAME
CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL cedar3
CHIJ ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT S.A.M.S
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL AXJ Square
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL Volcayes
MARIS STELLA HIGH SCHOOL WaterHydrates
MONTFORT SECONDARY SCHOOL Luke_Jar
ORCHID PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL Expecto Patronum
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL Singapurreans
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL String Cheese
TANJONG KATONG SECONDARY SCHOOL The Three Animators
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Results from N.E.mation! 12 Top 20 Selection on 5th Sep (Tue)

Congratulations to the teams that have made it to the Top 20 of N.E.mation! 12!

The teams will go through exciting workshops over the next two days before their SUPER pitch on Friday!

Do follow the students’ journey towards the final Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 12!

SCHOOL TEAM NAME
ADMIRALTY SECONDARY SCHOOL Positively charged molecules
BEATTY SECONDARY SCHOOL Pixar II
CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL cedar3
CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL Donuts & Doughnuts
CHIJ ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT S.A.M.S
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL AXJ Square
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL Volcayes
JURONG SECONDARY SCHOOL J-lions
MARIS STELLA HIGH SCHOOL WaterHydrates
MONTFORT SECONDARY SCHOOL Luke_Jar
NAN CHIAU HIGH SCHOOL fantastick_4
ORCHID PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL Expecto Patronum
PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRLS’ SCHOOL (SECONDARY) blue lemons
RAFFLES INSTITUTION Rare Candies
RIVERSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL GlAsS cAnNOn
SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS’ SCHOOL EJQC
SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS’ SCHOOL suffering™
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL Singapurreans
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL String Cheese
TANJONG KATONG SECONDARY SCHOOL The Three Animators
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Top 10 Stories of the Youth Crowdsource Category

We received some great stories from the Youth Crowdsource Category! We look forward to seeing these stories developed into animation clips by students from our partnering Institutes of Higher Learning!

Congratulations to our winners!

NAME TITLE
Goh Guan Hao 1. Tuning In
2. Entwining Hearts
Tan Hui Qi Melissa

1. What is Strength?
2. Raindrops for Tomorrow

Lim Jia Xiang

A string of Singapore

Kwek Jia Xuan, Nicole

Beneath the Shadows

Lau Fong Meng, Gabriel Together We Keep Singapore Strong
Teoh Qi Zhen

NA

Mohamed Imran Khan Bin Mohamed Arshad Khan

The Eventful School Reunion

Ang Jia Shing Adeline

The River of Life

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Meet our Top 40 Teams!

We received many impressive stories this season! And after much deliberation, we present to you the Top 40 teams of N.E.mation! 12!

These 40 teams have submitted excellent story ideas that show a great level of potential that fits with this season’s theme, “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”. We look forward to seeing how these teams can sharpen their stories to make it to the Top 10!

Shortlisted teams, please verify with your teacher-in-charge that the personal particulars submitted are accurate, and to confirm your participation in the next phase of the competition (more details can be found in the official letter addressed to your teacher-in-charge).

Congratulations to all of you and we look forward to seeing you this coming Monday, 4 September 2017 at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) for the Top 40 Briefing!

Disclaimer: The shortlisted Top 40 Teams are accurate as at publishing time. The final list is subjected to each team confirming their participation in the next phase of N.E.mation! 12. The Organisers reserve the right to replace any team that opts out of the competition.

SCHOOL TEAM NAME
ADMIRALTY SECONDARY SCHOOL Inklings
ADMIRALTY SECONDARY SCHOOL Positively charged molecules
ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (BARKER ROAD) BARKERboiiiiis
BEATTY SECONDARY SCHOOL Pixar II
CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL cedar3
CEDAR GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL Donuts & Doughnuts
CHIJ SECONDARY (TOA PAYOH) PICASSDINSKY
CHIJ ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT ABCN
CHIJ ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT S.A.M.S
CHIJ ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT Triple Thrillers
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL AXJ Square
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL Fervuur
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL unKNOWN
CHIJ ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS’ SCHOOL Volcayes
GREENRIDGE SECONDARY SCHOOL qsjj
GREENVIEW SECONDARY SCHOOL Lyssa
GREENVIEW SECONDARY SCHOOL racoonhq
HUA YI SECONDARY SCHOOL FlyingTofu
JURONG SECONDARY SCHOOL J-lions
MARIS STELLA HIGH SCHOOL WaterHydrates
MONTFORT SECONDARY SCHOOL Luke_Jar
NAN CHIAU HIGH SCHOOL fantastick_4
ORCHID PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL Expecto Patronum
PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRLS’ SCHOOL (SECONDARY) blue lemons
PEI HWA SECONDARY SCHOOL Team AoT
RAFFLES INSTITUTION Rare Candies
RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Team Efflorescent
RIVERSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL GlAsS cAnNOn
RIVERSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL Reload
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SINGAPORE ShootingStar
SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS’ SCHOOL EJQC
SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS’ SCHOOL JAJA
SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS’ SCHOOL suffering™
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL Singapurreans
ST. ANTHONY’S CANOSSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL String Cheese
TAMPINES SECONDARY SCHOOL Animakers
TAMPINES SECONDARY SCHOOL THE TAZERS?
TANGLIN SECONDARY SCHOOL Kindness Ambassadors
TANGLIN SECONDARY SCHOOL The JEAPs
TANJONG KATONG SECONDARY SCHOOL The Three Animators
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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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