Loren Bouchard, creator of the animated Adult Swim series Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, has signed on to take part in ‘Animation Procreation,’ a new contest launched by independent video sharing site Dailymotion. Co-sponsored by Animation Magazine, the competition runs from Nov. 21 through Jan. 4, inviting animators worldwide to upload original videos for a chance to win a development deal with Bouchard.
Contestants will be part of Dailymotion’s MotionMaker program, which is reserved for its most active creative users. The winning animator will receive mentoring from Mr. Bouchard, whose producing, directing and writing credits include the acclaimed animated series Home Movies, Science Court and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
‘We are constantly amazed by the high-quality and imaginative original video contributions submitted by our MotionMakers,’ says Joy Marcus, general manager of Dailymotion in the U.S. ‘We believe these brilliant individuals should be rewarded. That is why Dailymotion is dedicated to helping these creative individuals to get the recognition they deserve.’
‘Because of the digital tools available today, there’s a whole new crop of animators out there doing great work ‘ some of them very much on their own,’ adds Bouchard. ‘I’m looking for artists and storytellers with talent, ideas, and unique points of view, who could benefit from a big brother-type mentor. Dailymotion is a fantastic way to connect with this new breed of animators. I look forward to meeting them.’
One of the world’s largest independent providers of premium user-generated and licensed online video entertainment, Dailymotion sees as many as 15,000 new videos uploaded to its global network of localized video entertainment sites each day. Contest rules and additional information are available at http://animationprocreation.dailymotion.com.