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N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic! Time to cast your votes!

The N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic took place on Saturday 14th January 2017 at The Cathay, External Atrium, Level One, from 1pm to 4pm. This would be my fourth Downtown Picnic attendance and coverage, when it began during N.E.mation! 8 to 9 and then 10. The Downtown Picnic at The Cathay was fun, packed and well received by the teams, schools and their supporters.

I arrived a little bit earlier at the venue before the official start time of 1pm, went around chatting with the students from the five teams that I am ambassador for. Some were having lunch while some were still preparing with the final preparations for the start of the Downtown Picnic at 1pm. Prior to arriving at the N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic, I watched all the Top 10 teams digital animation video clips when they were officially released after 12midnight on 14th January 2017. All the Top 10 digital animation video clips were really good and equally strong in content, style and presentation. The journey to who might be the champion of N.E.mation! 11 is going to be very interesting and exciting with the start of the public voting at N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic.

The Downtown Picnic is also a platform and event ground for the Top 10 teams to showcase their digital animation works to their school, family, friends and supporters, as well as getting support from the public to vote for their digital animation video clip. All these experiences would definitely serve them well in the future, it might be a bit of a daunting experience for them to approach members of the public, sharing their video and asking them to vote. These experiences are priceless and invaluable, they would be able to help them build up their self confidence and public speaking, in school and later in adult life.

At the Downtown Picnic, there were many activities and performances, the Top 10 teams were also invited up on stage to share their digital animation video clip to the participants and visitors at the picnic ground. They also shared about how their video, theme and idea came about, and also their experiences during N.E.mation! 11 production phase. Going up to the stage in the public space, speaking, sharing and pitching for votes are commendable for the young students. The younger students would definitely learn from these experiences while you can spot and sense the maturity of the slightly older students who had prior N.E.mation! experiences in previous/earlier seasons.

Now, this is also the time that I am going to share on the N.E.mation! 11 Top 10 digital animation video clips, watch all the Top 10 teams videos, give them the support and encouragement, cast your votes for your favourite digital animation video clips and you might stand to win attractive prizes too! Visit N.E.mation! website or YouTube channel to view the Top 10 videos by the Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 11!

Check out the picture below on the 4 different methods of voting!

Picture courtesy of Animagine

There are exciting prizes to be won too! Check it out below!

Picture courtesy of Animagine 

Now that you have voted for your favourite digital animation video clips, do a good deed, spread the word, pay it forward and pass it on, to your family, relatives, friends, colleagues etc etc. Share the wonderful digital animation works produced by these young school students!

In N.E.mation! 11, I am also the ambassador for the following five teams, let me give them a quick shoutout here with the link to their digital animation video –

Snakes and Ladders

C04 – Team Doughnuts & Donuts from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Building Our Nation

C05 – Team Finding Sanity from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

A Beautiful Song

C06 – Team Geekstrux from Crescent Girls’ School

Our SG Dollar

C08 – Team MADEit from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Just A Little Something

C09 – Team N.E. HEH HEH from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

Please do give my five teams listed above the extra support with your votes!

Last but not least, I would like to wish good luck and all the best to all the Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 11 in the final leg of the digital animation competition!

N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic on 14th January 2017!

The N.E.mation! season 11 competition is entering into the final phase, starting with the Downtown Picnic on the 14th January 2017 at The Cathay, External Atrium, Level One, from 1pm to 4pm.

This upcoming N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic would be my fourth time attending! I was there at N.E.mation! Downtown Picnic 8, 9 and 10, held at The Plaza, Ground Floor of The National Library at Bugis.

At the N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic, you can visit all the Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 11, they would be showcasing their completed digital animation clips for the first time to the public! I had been documenting their Top 10 production process for a two weeks period during the three weeks production phase from 21st November to 9th December 2016. I am looking forward to view their completed digital animation clips on 14th January 2017!

The N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic also marks the start of the public voting phase, do share and spread the word with your family, relatives and friends! During the Downtown Picnic on 14th January 2017, check out all their videos, vote for your favourite video clips and share them with your family, relatives and friends!

There are many exciting activities and events taking place during N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic! Do share this event and invite them to come down!

Do visit these 5 teams that I have been covering and sharing during the N.E.mation! 11 Top 10 production phase, say hi to them and have a chat with them!

See you folks on the 14th January 2017 at N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic at The Cathay, External Atrium, Level One from 1pm to 4pm!

* Event poster courtesy of Animagine Productions *

N.E.mation! 10 Downtown Picnic! Time to Vote!

A bubbly and action packed downtown picnic, packed with young school students along with their friends, families and supporters from the community. This is the third edition of the N.E.mation! Downtown Picnic, the N.E.mation! 10 Downtown Picnic that took place at the The Plaza (Ground Floor) of the National Library Building in the Bugis district. Having been involved with N.E.mation! 6 till N.E.mation! 10 today, it had always been a very interesting and mind opening journey with all these different groups of young secondary school students over these few years, watching their short, interesting and talented animation clips.

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At N.E.mation! 10 Downtown Picnic, it was a carnival, filled with fun, joy, performances and snacks! The Downtown Picnic had evolved and improved since the first Downtown Picnic in N.E.mation! 8, the Top 10 teams were innovative and they went all out to market their video clips, their stalls with decorations, displays and giving out sweets and snacks! The support from their families, school and friends were pretty strong too!

Soaking and immersing myself into the Downtown Picnic carnival atmosphere, I would like to introduce the Top 10 Teams of N.E.mation! 10 and the links to their video clips on YouTube!

Team C01 – The Building Bricks of Our Country

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ASDFG from Jurong Secondary School

Team C02 – Our Everyday SuperHeroes

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BAMM from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Team C03 – Our Singapore Masterpiece

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Cedar3 from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Team C04 – The Singapore Vision

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Duck Duck Glucose from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Team C05 – In The Forces We Trust 

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Duck Vaders from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Team C06 – Our Unspoken Language 

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MADEit by Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Team C07 – Strength in Reflection

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NEtitanxII from Beatty Secondary School

Team C08 – Light Bulb Moments

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Rockin’ Tomato from Hua Yi Secondary School

Team C09 – The Big Puzzle

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Spatium from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School

Team C10 – The Soccer Match

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ZLS from Guangyang Secondary School

After watching the Top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 10 on the stage during Downtown Picnic, with their video clips played to the crowds and listening to their pitches to rally for votes, it was pretty fun out there! Here’s where you can participate, support and vote for your favourite video clips from N.E.mation! 10

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You can visit N.E.mation! website for more details on the voting!

There are some pretty good video clips in N.E.mation! 10, each different season that I am involved in, producing a series of various talents, styles and video clips! Do give them the support, spread the word, share the videos and vote for your favourite video clips!

Good luck to all the Top 10 Teams of N.E.mation! 10 !! Congrats, great job to reach the Top 10 and you are already a winner!!

N.E.mation! 8 Watch, Vote and Win Prizes!

This is my third year running that I am involved with the N.E.mation! movement, starting from N.E.mation! 6 to N.E.mation! 8 today. What is N.E.mation! all about? Here’s a recap – N.E.mation! is an annual inter-school animation competition for students from secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institute(s) to express their thoughts on Total Defence (TD). More than 9,500 students have participated in N.E.mation! since its inauguration in 2007. The theme for N.E.mation! 8 is “Because You Played A Part” and all of you can play a part in the N.E.mation! 8 adventure too, just by Watching, Voting and you can stand to win attractive prizes!

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I was happy and honoured to be invited and be part of N.E.mation! 8 journey, starting with “Are You Ready to Kick Start?“, a rally call to students out there to step forward and be a part of N.E.mation! 8. I visited the top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8, with a behind the scenes and the making of adventures during their intensive preparation of their animation clip. The experience was very fun, speaking to all the 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8, listening to their stories and experiences, understanding more about their ideas and choice of animation style. I think that when each team had to present, share and chatted with John and myself during the visit, it also helped them prepare for their Downtown Picnic event!

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On the 18th January 2014, N.E.mation! organised a Downtown Picnic at The Plaza, National Library Building. The top 10 teams of N.E.mation! 8 were there to introduce themselves to the public and supporters, sharing their stories, experiences and to showcase their final product, the animation clip from their 3 weeks of intensive preparation! Joining me at the N.E.mation! 8 Downtown Picnic were fellow social media friends, DK, Sue, Andy and John who also came down to support the N.E.mation! 8 adventures! I took the time to revisit the top 10 teams again and it was nice chatting with them again especially those that still remembered me from my visit during their 3 weeks of intense preparation!

For the past two seasons N.E.mation! 6 and 7 (and including this season, N.E.mation! 8), I witnessed and experienced first hand the quality and talents of the young and future generations of Singapore. From having zero experience in animation, the final products, their animation clips produced by the students, were really impressive and heartwarming. Likewise, N.E.mation! 8 promises to be just as exciting and when you start to watch all the 10 animation clips, you might have a hard time (which s a good problem to have!) to vote for your favourite 3 clips! There are exciting prizes to be won and let me share with you the information and steps for you to vote and what are the exciting prizes to be won! Drop by N.E.mation! website  and my previous post to check out the Top 10 Teams and their impressive animation clips! Remember to vote after watching all the Top 10 animation clips! Voting ends on 15th February 2014!

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Attractive Prizes !

Top PrizesPicture Courtesy of N.E.mation!

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To all the Top 10 Teams of N.E.mation! 8, great job and well done! Everyone of you that participated in the N.E.mation! 8 journey is a winner! Good luck and all the best in your future endeavours!