NASA Contest: Create One 10-Second Animation for NASA Human Research Program (HRP)

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $1500
  • Entries Received: 112

Contest Brief

The goal of this challenge is to demonstrate your animation skills by creating a (~10 to 20-second) animation from the provided fluid shifts storyboards that describes what happens to the human body and mind in space, to the general public without the need of using audio or text in the animation. The winning submission/animator will be assigned a $4000 USD task to create the remaining five animations related to 1,) anthropometry, 2.) balance control, 3) muscles, 4) bones, and 5.) fluid shifts covered in this contest and 6.) a summary of all five animations. Storyboards are provided below and careful reading of the below detailed descriptions is recommended.

Background

The NASA HRP is challenged with communicating the physiological and psychological adaptations that astronauts undergo during spaceflight. Humans were built for Earth. When astronauts travel into space, their bodies and minds adapt to spaceflight in various ways. Trying to communicate these changes, either to the general public or to NASA leadership (many of whom do not have a medical background) is extremely difficult to do with words, charts and figures. Having a video/animation that would visually depict the changes would be of extreme benefit to our program. Although there are numerous adaptations that the human body and mind undergo in space, the five identified are amenable to short animated clips.

Submission Requirements
• A 10-20-second video or animation that describes what happens to the human body and mind in space, specifically fluid shifts, to a non-technical audience; i.e., the general public.
• The animation should be based on the attached storyboards, although editing to achieve the desired 10-20-second length is expected.
• Rewording of the storyboards is acceptable to improve clarity or to better convey key points.
• Departure of storyboard shots is acceptable to improve clarity or to better convey key points.
• Use of the NASA Logo is not permitted.
• The attached file <HRP_WOMAN3Notes_9July2019.docx> is being provided for supplemental information describing the physiological changes for all five animations.
• Submitter, if awarded as winner of this contest, desires and is available to complete the remaining five animations as an assigned task of $4,000 USD.

Encoding:
• Container: MP4 with no edit lists.
• Audio Codec: AAC-LC in stereo or stereo + 5.1 with a sample rate of 96khz or 48khz.
• Video Codec: H.264
• Frame Rate: The same rate the video was captured at.
• Bitrate: no fixed bitrates required.
• Resolution and aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio at your preferred HD resolution.

Evaluation Criteria
• Quality: Does the submission look professional?
• Requirements: Does the submission meet the stated requirements?
• Clarity: Does the submission describe how the fluids shift in the human body in terms understandable by the general public?
• Originality
• Stirs public interest

Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.

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Attachments:
• The storyboards are attached as a PDF: <Storyboard_1.pdf> and <Storyboard_2.pdf>
• **Added new file on 10.15.19: HRP_WOMAN3Notes_11July2019_corrected. docx

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Public Clarification Board

  • NaifChowdhury
    NaifChowdhury
    • 5 days ago

    Please rate entry #112

    • 5 days ago
  • OrhanAsan
    OrhanAsan
    • 6 days ago

    Please check my latest entry ( #128 ), thank you!

    • 6 days ago
  • GabrielGoistais
    GabrielGoistais
    • 6 days ago

    Uploaded! Entry #121 Thank you!

    • 6 days ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 1 week ago

    We're in the final minutes! Thanks for everyone's interest. This contest has been open for 6 weeks. At this point in time, we're not looking to extend out of respect for the 100+ entries we've gotten so far. If you can, get an example of your work in. After our review if none of the entries meet our criteria, we'll consider extending. Best of luck to you all.

    • 1 week ago
  • NamalPriyakantha
    NamalPriyakantha
    • 1 week ago

    #extended. Thanks.

    • 1 week ago
  • kmsndp
    kmsndp
    • 1 week ago

    #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • nylesh
    nylesh
    • 1 week ago

    Would be great if contest is extended.... Please consider...

    • 1 week ago
  • GabrielGoistais
    GabrielGoistais
    • 1 week ago

    I'll upload my entry very soon

    • 1 week ago
  • jonathanelias
    jonathanelias
    • 1 week ago

    #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • jonathanelias
    jonathanelias
    • 1 week ago

    Will they be able to extend the delivery date 2 or 3 more days?

    • 1 week ago
  • zaidiw9
    zaidiw9
    • 1 week ago

    #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • CGFramework
    CGFramework
    • 1 week ago

    Hello NASA, If you could please check entry #99 . Thank You.

    • 1 week ago
  • ivanweinreb
    ivanweinreb
    • 1 week ago

    Hi NASA, please review #84. Thanks! I would like to produce for another submission more than 20 seconds, can you confirm if it is possible? thanks!

    • 1 week ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      We will review everything that is submitted.

      • 1 week ago
  • Dafiakhmad
    Dafiakhmad
    • 1 week ago

    Hi, I'm interested on this contest. Would you like to extend the deadline? thank you

    • 1 week ago
  • OrhanAsan
    OrhanAsan
    • 1 week ago

    Vaow I will definetely want to enter this contest, if I had more time. Do you consider to be #entended #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • Adickrincones
    Adickrincones
    • 1 week ago

    working if you can give another week please #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • WolfgangStudio
    WolfgangStudio
    • 1 week ago

    Hi there! Please check the entry #73

    • 1 week ago
  • NaifChowdhury
    NaifChowdhury
    • 1 week ago

    Please #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • uzairbhati3
    uzairbhati3
    • 1 week ago

    I think i just came on time, wait for me.. wait for me

    • 1 week ago
  • parkashtrivedi
    parkashtrivedi
    • 1 week ago

    PLEASE CHECK MY LATEST ENTRY #56

    • 1 week ago
  • hgulrani
    hgulrani
    • 1 week ago

    Sorry I could understand this part clearly
    "Zoom into the heart chambers and show the decrease in volume as well as the jugular vein to see the increase in cross-section "
    I made some option according to my guess (you can use them to guide me)
    https://ibb.co/dD5yTHP
    https://ibb.co/bz5tn64
    Thanks

    • 1 week ago
  • NadirZouaoui
    NadirZouaoui
    • 1 week ago

    If I understand correctly, no text is allowed at all ?

    • 1 week ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Text is allowed, but please see the contest brief: The goal of this challenge is to demonstrate your animation skills by creating a (~10 to 20-second) animation from the provided fluid shifts storyboards that describes what happens to the human body and mind in space, to the general public without the need of using audio or text in the animation.

      • 1 week ago
  • SergeyG0
    SergeyG0
    • 1 week ago

    https://vimeo.com/371350800 - concept style

    • 1 week ago
  • kyleashtondesign
    kyleashtondesign
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi Client, Thanks for the rating on my first submission! Just checking - was this rating reflective of the entire style of the video or just because of it being incomplete? Written feedback is always appreciated to see whether or not I am on the right track :) Thanks, Kyle.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Thanks. Feedback provided.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • danielcflores
    danielcflores
    • 2 weeks ago

    I would like to know it the veins change it self (like more thick or thin on space) or all alterations is only inside veins. sorry, I didn't understand that part.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hi Daniel, thank you for your interest. The vein dilates, meaning it expands in size. not just the inside. I hope that helps.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • kyleashtondesign
    kyleashtondesign
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi Client, This is my first time submitting a design on this platform so hopefully you receive it! Please see description of my entry for the full rational of things so far. Thanks, Kyle.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Thanks. Your entry was submitted. We'll review/rate soon.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • Adickrincones
    Adickrincones
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi NASA, I am starting to work on the project. I want to know if I still have a week to deliver?

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Yes, the contest countdown shows 1 week remaining.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • Dibartolomeo3d
    Dibartolomeo3d
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi Nasa, i have a question about the plasma. Both the storyboard show the plasma like a cell, or plasma cell but plasma in medical illustration is represented like a yellow fluid.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hello Francesco, thank you for your interest. you are correct, plasma is fluid, the bloodstream has platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells, and various other metabolites, proteins, and biomolecular chemicals. Please use your best judgement to represent the images in your animation.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • VirginiaJV
    VirginiaJV
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi! Is there any chance that we could get the vectorized file of the storyboards so we could make the animation as accurate as possible to the reference ? Thanks in advance

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hi Virginia, thank you for your interest. the storyboards were created from an earlier contest, the final product was submitted as rasterized files. We don't have any vector images available.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • serenaabraham
    serenaabraham
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hello, can the entry be in any style as long as it retains the professional feel and conveys the information accurately?

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hi Serena, thank you for your interest. We would like you to follow the storyboards but feel free to use your own interpretation of what has been provided.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • LeoDuk
    LeoDuk
    • 2 weeks ago

    Is a voice over required or just the animation?

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Just the animation.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • ctavella
    ctavella
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello NASA. Please, check entry #37 :)

    • 3 weeks ago
  • asadsayyedn
    asadsayyedn
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hello NASA I have a question. do you want a photorealistic animation?
    **Added new file on 10.15.19: HRP_WOMAN3Notes_11July2019_corrected.docx the provided link is not working pls kindly look at it

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 4 weeks ago

      Hi Asad, apologies. That's not a link. See the bottom of the contest brief to download the file in the section: Files Attached.

      • 4 weeks ago
    2. asadsayyedn
      asadsayyedn
      • 3 weeks ago

      Thanks got it!!

      • 3 weeks ago
  • FIMOUDATION
    FIMOUDATION
    • 1 month ago

    HI SIR I'M WORKING TO GIVE YOU WONDERFUL AND ORIGINAL MAKING ...

    • 1 month ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Great!

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Blur Frame Studio
    Blur Frame Studio
    • 3 weeks ago

    Dear CH,

    • 3 weeks ago
  • norvan93
    norvan93
    • 3 weeks ago

    hello NASA .my question is there are two main story board whick one should we choose?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hello Norvan, thank you for your interest. Pick whichever you'd like.

      • 3 weeks ago

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