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

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $1500
  • Entries Received: 105
  • Winner: GabrielGoistais

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

  • bakiwanuka
    bakiwanuka
    • 2 months ago

    Like many here I'm very disappointed with the final verdict . But as I suspected there were political considerations and motivations in play hence the big delay in choosing a winner. That said a huge disservice was done to those of us who followed the rules and guidelines. However if there is any consolation this was a POLITICAL decision not one based on quality. My 4-Star rated entry: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qs38DYe8mE-oTNe1wEl_6wvQvy_hwfll/view?usp=sharing

    • 2 months ago
    1. andrewkfa
      andrewkfa
      • 2 months ago

      Awesome animation, man!

      • 2 months ago
    2. Xhub
      Xhub
      • 2 months ago

      Beautiful animation. Very high quality!

      • 2 months ago
  • bakiwanuka
    bakiwanuka
    • 2 months ago

    Interesting that in the last few hours the winning entry has suddenly been upgraded from 3 stars (which it was for 6 weeks since) to 5 stars. There is no shame here!

    • 2 months ago
  • NaifChowdhury
    NaifChowdhury
    • 2 months ago

    May I know why my entry (including entries from two other participants) were not rated before the winner was awarded the project?

    Here's the link for anyone interested to see my work:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15YICY88noBc3VuOAt9Ab6h-RkU2PBLlQ/view?usp=drivesdk

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

      Apologies for the confusion. All entries were viewed by the team. The ratings have been caught up on the site.

      • 2 months ago
  • NamalPriyakantha
    NamalPriyakantha
    • 2 months ago

    Frustrated seeing winning entry. Graphics tracking with the human finger is terrible. Not a professional work at all. Even Animation basics are not there.

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

      Sorry you feel this way. We want to really thank you for your submissions. The team had a difficult time picking a winner. Best of luck.

      • 2 months ago
    2. hgulrani
      hgulrani
      • 2 months ago

      The only thing that I can say, I can't Belive it!
      Why?

      • 2 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone that has participated. The team that commissioned this work selected the entry they felt best suited their needs.

    • 2 months ago
  • ivanciv
    ivanciv
    • 2 months ago

    Hi, I've updated my entry, please take a look; it's the first file in my portfolio, on my profile. Can I, please, use the HRP logo in the ending?

    • 2 months ago
  • Adickrincones
    Adickrincones
    • 2 months ago

    Still working, in a few days I will make my publication

    • 2 months ago
    1. electrolime
      electrolime
      • 2 months ago

      Pretty sure it's closed.

      • 2 months ago
  • mosin3D
    mosin3D
    • 2 months ago

    please check Entry #117, thanks

    • 2 months ago
  • NaifChowdhury
    NaifChowdhury
    • 3 months ago

    Please rate entry #112

    • 3 months ago
  • OrhanAsan
    OrhanAsan
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • GabrielGoistais
    GabrielGoistais
    • 3 months ago

    Uploaded! Entry #121 Thank you!

    • 3 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months 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.

    • 3 months ago
  • NamalPriyakantha
    NamalPriyakantha
    • 3 months ago

    #extended. Thanks.

    • 3 months ago
  • kmsndp
    kmsndp
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • nylesh
    nylesh
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • GabrielGoistais
    GabrielGoistais
    • 3 months ago

    I'll upload my entry very soon

    • 3 months ago
  • jonathanelias
    jonathanelias
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • jonathanelias
    jonathanelias
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • zaidiw9
    zaidiw9
    • 3 months ago

    #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • CGFramework
    CGFramework
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • ivanweinreb
    ivanweinreb
    • 3 months 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!

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

      We will review everything that is submitted.

      • 3 months ago
  • Dafiakhmad
    Dafiakhmad
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • OrhanAsan
    OrhanAsan
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • Adickrincones
    Adickrincones
    • 3 months ago

    working if you can give another week please #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • WolfgangStudio
    WolfgangStudio
    • 3 months ago

    Hi there! Please check the entry #73

    • 3 months ago
  • NaifChowdhury
    NaifChowdhury
    • 3 months ago

    Please #extended

    • 3 months ago
  • uzairbhati3
    uzairbhati3
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • parkashtrivedi
    parkashtrivedi
    • 3 months ago

    PLEASE CHECK MY LATEST ENTRY #56

    • 3 months ago
  • hgulrani
    hgulrani
    • 3 months 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

    • 3 months ago
  • NadirZouaoui
    NadirZouaoui
    • 3 months ago

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

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

      • 3 months ago
  • SergeyG0
    SergeyG0
    • 3 months ago

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

    • 3 months ago
  • kyleashtondesign
    kyleashtondesign
    • 3 months 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.

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

      Thanks. Feedback provided.

      • 3 months ago
  • danielcflores
    danielcflores
    • 3 months 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.

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

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

      • 3 months ago
  • kyleashtondesign
    kyleashtondesign
    • 3 months 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.

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

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

      • 3 months ago
  • Adickrincones
    Adickrincones
    • 3 months ago

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

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

      Yes, the contest countdown shows 1 week remaining.

      • 3 months ago
  • Dibartolomeo3d
    Dibartolomeo3d
    • 3 months 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.

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

      • 3 months ago
  • VirginiaJV
    VirginiaJV
    • 3 months 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

    • 3 months ago

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