Once again, thank you for this opportunity to have closer interactions with the finalist teams of N.E.mation! 11. Previously, I'd released a mix-and-match activity on one of my posts, asking you to try and match 5 random items belonging to five different teams.
Each item is either a part or a source of inspiration of the team's animation story which brings out an important message about Total Defence. The theme for N.E.mation! 11 is Together We Keep Singapore Strong.
Let's reveal the next item and its connection with its team.
Item 1 - Blood Bags
These blood bags are actually props belonging to Team 2, cedar3.
Doesn't this name rung a bell?
cedar3 was one of the Top 10 finalists LAST YEAR and the team's back for a 2nd run. The girls always create such incredible and appealing stories for N.E.mation. For this run, they looped in a new team member. Meet Kaila!
Members of cedar3 from left to right: Kaila, Kayla, Tanya, GL
Photo grabbed from Nemation!11 Facebook Page
It's funny how I keep thinking that Tanya, Kayla and Kaila look like sisters (even their names sounded like they are from the same family) and GL is their cousin. *imagination runs wild*
The story behind how these girls named their team was so funny. When they were asked to submit their entries for the qualifying rounds, they used group names which represented their school for easy reference. E.g. Cedar1, Cedar2, Cedar3, Cedar4 etc. And after they got into the finals, the puzzled girls didn't know that they could actually change their group name, so they got stuck with Cedar3 in the end!
"However we changed all the letters to lowercase this year if you noticed," said Tanya.
I think the name 'cedar3' brings them luck and inspiration in my opinion so welcome back, Team cedar3! I'm exhilarated to be your appointed ambassador once more!
The Animation Story from cedar3
We all know that blood is essential for good health as it is the key transportation system in our body to provide a steady supply of fuel and oxygen to reach billions of cells. It also carries carbon dioxide and other waste materials to the lungs, kidneys, and digestive system; from there they are removed from the body. Blood can also help save lives via blood transfusions.
So what else can blood do?
Blood, can tell stories...
The story, from cedar3 about keeping Singapore strong, revolves around the importance of blood.
The girls will be using live action & 2D animation techniques in their animation clip this year.
I had the chance to peek into some of their clips and certainly look forward to the final reveal of their 'blood' story.
Hint: When liquid drops on something, they spreadddd...
Becoming Stronger Together
After interacting with the girls, I feel that they have become more matured, disciplined and more independent as compared to the first run where they were up and running about most of the time. This time round they were more focused on completing their tasks and sticking to their timeline before making friends and giving encouragement to the other teams. I also observed that they are more mentally prepared as they carefully managed their expectations for this contest.
Still, we wouldn't miss out the fun-learning process along the way, would we?
The girls are one of the most active instagrammers amongst the Top 10 teams, posting little snippets of their jovial character and closely knitted friendships. During my last visit, I even bumped into Tanya trying to do a cartwheel along the corridor while GL was trying to get a shot of her doing that. They are using their previous instagram account.
Check out the instagram posts of cedar3 here:
Official Hashtag: #NE11C02
(We'll be using this hashtag to vote for cedar3 in the contest)
Alternatively, visit http://nemation.sg to read their blog.
Members of cedar3 are not just good players. They also make a good team.
All the best darlings!
This post is also posted on www.WeAreOneFirst.com/MintLeong.