After three months, the 2018 “Animation At Work” Contest for CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has come to a close and the winners have been announced.
The event included participants from all over the world including; marketing specialists, animators, filmmakers, and graphic designers, most of how had little or no previous animation background, thanks to CrazyTalk Animator’s powerful yet user friendly interface.
The “Animation At Work” entries were grouped into three categories – Comics, Business, and YouTuber categories. For each category, we chose 3 winners along with 3 Honorable Mentions. Over $11,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the winners, in addition to Vegas Pro and Affinity Designer software.
See the main winners below – and then discover for yourself CrazyTalk Animator, a professional, 2d animation studio ideal for animators of all levels.
Best Comic Animation – 1st Prize
The Curious Child
created by Howard Vause
Winner Howard Vause shares his thoughts on using Crazy Talk Animator:
“I’m barely scratching the surface with CTA3 at the moment – but it is enough to recognise that CTA3 is a great match for my own way of working because of it’s smooth integration with Photoshop and it’s ability to easily mix in video material.
If you love 2D animation I’d say get stuck into it! There is a learning curve which gets steeper at more advanced levels, but for the novice who wants to create quick animations it is very accessible.”
Best Comic Animation – 2nd Prize
Jinx shows you how it’s done!
created by Thomas James Palumbo
” If you are new to puppet animation, CTA is a great and fun entry point, but it’s by no means just for beginners. It’s powerful in the hands of the experienced.”
– Thomas James Palumbo
Best Comic Animation – 3rd Prize
created by Tom Jantol
“CTA is ready, willing and mighty enough to make an animator out of everybody. The best description of CTA is: extremely powerful, but almost absurdly easy to use.”
– Tom Jantol
Best Business Animation – 1st Prize
Welcome to Odesa
created by Viktoriya Nesterenko
Winner Viktoriya shares her thoughts on using Crazy Talk Animator:
Welcome to Odessa was actually my first 2d animated project and my first real experience with CrazyTalk Animator. It was pleasure to work with CTA, and what I liked the most is that I’ve made this project entirely on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (no Nvidia card). CTA is by far the fastest and easiest 2D software to use!”
Best Business Animation – 2nd Prize
Knox Chase on The Case Book Trailer
created by Ibis Fernandez
“CrazyTalk Animator is a product that is easy to use and easy to learn and allows anyone regardless of skill level to produce their own content. There is yet no other product on the market that provides this level of efficiency in 2D character animation.”
– Ibis Fernandez
Best Business Animation – 3rd Prize
Garry Pye with CrazyTalk Animator 3
created by Garry Pye
“The real beauty of CTA3 is that it gives you powerful animation tools and a learning curve to suit the experience of anyone interested in animation.”
– Garry Pye
Best YouTuber Animation – 1st Prize
Squangy & Mr. Bowlsacc
created by Francesco Tammaccaro
Winner Francesco Tammaccaro shares his thoughts on using Crazy Talk Animator:
“CrazyTalk is an amazing software for any 2D animator. It offers every tool you need for character rigging and animation. It’s very advanced, yet easy to use, fast and reliable. You design your characters in Photoshop or Affinity Designer, then you can rig it and animate it in CrazyTalk. It’s really that easy!”
Best YouTuber Animation – 2nd Prize
El Mono Sílabo y El Mundo de los Colores
created by Lunacrecientee
CTA is very friendly and powerful.Great software and easy to use.
Best YouTuber Animation – 3rd Prize
created by Marc Arnaud
I am a video director and writer. For me, CTA is a fabulous software.
– Marc Arnaud