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Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 12:27 AM Reply

Let's get this show on the road.

Over the next 18 days, animators from across the world will have the opportunity to define their animating skill through a large Tournament to decide would the ultimate Champion of Flash Artists is for the year 2011. This is the Fifth Annual Tournament of Flash Artists.

*** Open Round ***

The Theme for the Open Round is...

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Create a Game Show
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on May 12th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without severe penalty.
* Entries must fit the theme above to both level the playing field and ensure that entries were not previously created.
* The animation must be no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 5 minutes.
* The animation must be in flash format. Other mediums are allowed (but not beneficial to the animator's time constraints), but the final product must be produced in flash and published on NewGrounds.
* Excess nudity, profanity, and other things of profane nature are not allowed. (It cannot have a "Mature" rating.)
* Absolutely NO copyright material is allowed without permission. If you use copyrighted music or other material in your animation, you MUST get the permission of the original creator of that material.
* If you would like to parody, then use similar names instead of the real names - ie. "Smears" instead of "Sears". No copyrighted material whatsoever.
* The Audio portal is a great source for music, just be sure to get permission to use it for this contest!
* Any entry in violation of these rules will be disqualified.
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*** Judging ***
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Entries will be judged by the following judges:
* Tom Fulp
* Eddsworld
* Symphybunny
* Zeurel
* Salty Peach

Judging for the Open Round will be performed by each judge selecting their "top picks" and combining the top pick lists to narrow the entries down to the top 32, which will enter the brackets. In each bracketed round, judging will be score-based on each entry.
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "tofa2011open" to distinguish them from other rounds and years.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
* It would be wise to post a link to your entry in this topic, to be sure your entry does not get lost.
* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "tofa2011open" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.
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*** Late Penalties ***
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Late penalties look like this for submissions after the deadline:
0 - 29 minutes: - 5 total points
30 - 59 minutes: - 10 total points
1 - 2 hours: - 15 total points
2 - 3 hours: - 20 total points
3 - 4 hours: - 30 total points
4 - 5 hours: - 40 total points
5+ hours: Disqualified
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*** Current Prize ***
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The current prize pool is set at $1,710 Cash, as well as a Windows copy of Adobe Premiere CS5 and After Effects CS5 (Est. $1800 value). Additional donations can be made using the Donate button on the TOFA Website, and will be accepted up until the final round.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to TOFA 2011, you are agreeing to let us show it off in the future as a testament of awesomeness.
* Final sorting of prize money among winner and runner-ups will be determined once donations are no longer being accepted.
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Good Luck!!


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 12:36 AM Reply

Alright, let's go!

Theme: Gameshow

This should be interesting.


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 02:02 AM Reply

It's showgame. Time. Showtime? Gametimeshow?

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 02:28 AM Reply

2 and a half hours in and I already have a plausible idea. Bring it on! :D

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 02:38 AM Reply

if only i had Flash lol i would totally enter this competition but i have to wait like a few more months till i can order it

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 03:48 AM Reply

Script's been sent to be voice recorded! Post haste!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 05:34 AM Reply

Already have my idea! (Y) :)

But i won't start animating until after "PICO Day" (High Five!)


If i had a goat, i'd probably have one more goat then you. Unless you're a farmer or something...

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 06:25 AM Reply

Don't steal my ideas!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 06:30 AM Reply

At 4/25/11 06:25 AM, Master-Samus wrote: Don't steal my ideas!

Hey gaiz! check out this original material!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 06:43 AM Reply

At 4/25/11 06:30 AM, Elfman-Rox wrote:
At 4/25/11 06:25 AM, Master-Samus wrote: Don't steal my ideas!
Hey gaiz! check out this original material!

HAHAHAHAHA Thank you sir, you've made my night <3

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 08:36 AM Reply

any canvas restrictions? EX: does it have to be 550 x 400?

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 09:15 AM Reply

Is a celebrities name and likeness "copyrighted material"? Let's say I wanted to put Melissa Joan Hart in my animation, I wouldn't have to call her Felissa Foan Fart... would I?


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 09:21 AM Reply

At 4/25/11 08:36 AM, someplaceelse wrote: any canvas restrictions? EX: does it have to be 550 x 400?

I guess since they're not particularly being compiled into a single vid or anything, you can make them any dimension or framerate you feel comfortable with.

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 09:32 AM Reply

Make a game show by May 12th? Alright let's do it!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 10:38 AM Reply

soo all we have to do to enter is make a ramdow cool flash animation? whit all those rules ofc
if so im in XD
it will be my first none sprite flash lol

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 10:49 AM Reply

Ugh, i have a concept that fits with the theme perfectly that i've been wanting to do.... but it will be shit if i try to do it in just 3 weeks.


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 02:12 PM Reply

At 4/25/11 01:53 PM, speeling wrote: I'm not going to get my hopes up because I just want to animate.

Now can we work with other people on NG or does it all have to be alone?

Last year lots of the entries got other people to voice the piece and things like that. When it comes down sharing animation duties, I'm guessing no. Having someone else help you script out an idea seems like it wouldn't be crossing any lines.
I'm pretty interested in the ruling on this sort of thing now too.


GAH!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 03:09 PM Reply

AAAAH

NEED TO THINK OF A SCRIPT!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 03:12 PM Reply

IM going to try


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 03:24 PM Reply

At 4/25/11 12:27 AM, TOFA wrote: Let's get this show on the road.

* The animation must be in flash format. Other mediums are allowed (but not beneficial to the animator's time constraints), but the final product must be produced in flash and published on NewGrounds.

Would it be permissible to inclued rendered video in the finished .SWF, provided that the video was rendered entirely from .SWFs? For example, http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/56 2466

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 03:54 PM Reply

@ 2 People Animating -> No, the tournament is a one-on-one style competition to see who's best. Script writers, voice actors, etc. are allowed, but you may want to be clear on whether or not they will be compensated if you win :)

@ Rendered video -> Yes, that's totally cool. As long as your entry can be considered an animation by nature, and is .swf, you're fine.

@ speeling -> You might be best off not using a direct reference. Laws vary on this from state to state: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality _Rights . However, it is your call and your risk, should the public figure in question want to sue you :)

@ Canvas Size -> Any size is fine.

On another note, Eddsworld may or may not be judging due to extraneous circumstances. Will update on this later.


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 04:10 PM Reply

Ah of course, his leukemia. Well I mean, that's a pretty damn good reason; I wouldn't want to push him to judge our crappy little game show flashes. :p

I thought NitWitt was judging too but then I realised he didn't judge last year either. Hmm. I'd be happy for him to step in for Edd while he's recovering, but it's up to him in the end what happens.

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 06:48 PM Reply

Things are freeing up a little so I may be able to participate! WOO!

I got an idea, were basing it off an idea my friends made in High School. So this should be fun ^^

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 06:53 PM Reply

At 4/25/11 06:48 PM, DaveBruno wrote: Things are freeing up a little so I may be able to participate! WOO!

I got an idea, were basing it off an idea my friends made in High School. So this should be fun ^^

Alright! I can't wait to see your part.


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 07:21 PM Reply

Ah, I had considered competing in TOFA again this year, as I would have ample time to get something done.

Alas, there is little chance I would win.

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 07:54 PM Reply

Hey, everyone!
I don't know if Thor will be hanging around this thread very often, but there's always Lepy!

I'll gladly ALSO help anyone with any animation or Flash tips. Just PM me or quote me, I'll try to get to you as soon as possible.

And to anyone asking who the hell I am, I just sort of followed TOFA for a couple of years, and I'm an animator.
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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 08:18 PM Reply

Stoyyboard'd! Looks like I might actually have time this year!

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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 09:30 PM Reply

I can't animate very well...


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 10:17 PM Reply

SURE IS GONNA BE FUN GUYS.

Seriously though, hopefully it will be.


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Response to Open Round! - (tofa 2011) Apr. 26th, 2011 @ 04:26 AM Reply

Worst TOFA theme in history.


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