Layer Tennis Tournament

The layer tennis I guess, is one form of tournament that sprung from boredom and the need for something new and exciting. In this game, the contestant can any applications from Adobe, be it Photoshop, AE, or Flash, you name it.

The main idea is that no matter what tool is used 2 artists, or 2 small groups of artists will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. What makes the game more interesting is the time limit of 15 minutes given to each artist in order to complete a "volley" and then post it to the site. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. The matches last for ten volleys and when it's complete, everyone with an opinion sounds off in the Forums and then a winner is declared.

Know more about the Layer Tennis Tournament here.

View the December 7 Layer Tennis match of Jason Koxvold and Bran Doughtery-Johnson. This was done in After Effects.

The layer tennis, I guess squeezes everything a motion designer have for that span of 15 minutes; include their skills, creativity and a crazy 100 megabit connection.

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