The animation invention division uses Autodesk 3Ds Max to create all of their videos. Each year they have two big projects, the safety animation video and the Excellence in Design Award sponsored by Autodesk video. The dedicated animation division spends a great deal of time designing everyday objects and subjects for their animation videos, from fire extinguishers to team members. The first video is submitted by December 6th and the winner is broadcast at kickoff in January. The safety video's theme this year is "A Lifetime of Safety" and the goal is to portray how safety techniques learned and practiced during building season can influence and benefit FIRST alumni throughout their life. The safety video is very useful as a learning experience for the Autodesk programs that must be used for the Excellence in Design Award, the theme of which will be released during the six weeks.