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Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 15th, 2011 @ 11:59 PM Reply

Welcome to the Tournament!

Over the next 25 days, the top 16 entrants from the Open Round will face off in 1-on-1 showdowns to decide who will move on, and who will fall.

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*** Round 1 ***
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The Theme for the Round 1 is...

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*Lost and Found*
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*** Matchups ***
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Matchups and current brackets can be viewed at http://tofa.munchymedia.com/

* Dave Bruno vs. Jagondudo
* Fungasm vs. Zeedox
* sandwicheater vs. The Nooch
* Turtleco vs. PinkSkull
* zRtC vs. someplaceelse
* Glarryg vs. Elfman Rox
* LazyModeComics vs. coughing-dog
* MC-Booga vs. Mark-er
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on June 9th 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 10 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 should not 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
* NitWitt
* Symphybunny
* Zeurel
* Salty Peach

Entries will be scored out of 4 points in 5 categories from each judge, totalling 20 possible points from each judge. The scorecard being used looks like this: http://tofa.munchymedia.com/scorecard.pn g
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries must be linked in this topic to be submitted.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
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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 Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 12:10 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 11:59 PM, NitWitt wrote: The Theme for the Round 1 is...

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*Lost and Found*
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Really? That's what we're going with, huh? Ah, well, I like a challenge. Lets get to work.


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 12:26 AM Reply

WOO! I have way better ideas for this! And this time I will indeed do something full! :D

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 12:56 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 11:59 PM, NitWitt wrote: * MC-Booga vs. Mark-er

Ha ha, we've got Mark vs Mark.

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 01:33 AM Reply

I've got this idea right. So something is lost, and it's like, found.
But don't copy me.


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 01:36 AM Reply

Hey alright! I'm up against Jagundo! Before we start I just want to point out that I love your style, art and animation wise! Its going to be a fun match, let's put on one hell of a show for them man!

(also warning to possible future opponents, I am a HUGE Good Sport! lol Lets all just have fun and do the best we can!)

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 01:39 AM Reply

At 5/16/11 01:36 AM, DaveBruno wrote: Hey alright! I'm up against Jagundo! Before we start I just want to point out that I love your style, art and animation wise! Its going to be a fun match, let's put on one hell of a show for them man!

Crap sorry! Jagondudo! I swear Ill get your name right! lol

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

... I could make a sequel to one of my last year entries... Ill give you 4 guesses which one...

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 02:53 AM Reply

Here's what I might be doing.

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 06:30 AM Reply

In!
Was not expecting to get past the open round... but i guess now, ITS ON!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 06:44 AM Reply

Bring it, glarry.

I just came up with my idea

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 06:59 AM Reply

good luck to all, this topic feels like there is a bit more breathing room this time around. Should be good


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 07:41 AM Reply

I spent 3 weeks making this, followed all your rules and submitted in time and yet I havent got any feedback, reviews or scores from the judges or even any acknowledgement of my entry. The only reason I bothered doing this was to get an honest (brutal even) critique so I could make improvements. I now kinda feel like I've just wasted my time. Is that fair?

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 08:34 AM Reply

At 5/16/11 06:30 AM, zRtC wrote: In!
Was not expecting to get past the open round... but i guess now, ITS ON!

Bring it! ;-*

And congratz pinkskull your in!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 08:46 AM Reply

At 5/16/11 01:33 AM, sandwich-eater wrote: I've got this idea right. So something is lost, and it's like, found.
But don't copy me.

Hey, THAT WAS MY IDEA!!! Now it's personal!!!


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 10:26 AM Reply

At 5/16/11 08:34 AM, someplaceelse wrote:
And congratz pinkskull your in!

Congratz to you too!

Are we getting T-shirts?

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 02:06 PM Reply

At 5/15/11 11:59 PM, NitWitt wrote: * Dave Bruno vs. Jagondudo

oh fudge...

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 02:17 PM Reply

I think the guy getting his brain shot out might of broke the "no mature content" rule.

If there were any disqualifications I would have let the entrant know. There were none this round. Late submissions were accepted as much as 30 minutes late in the open round since this is the first year and people are still getting used to the contest, I cut some slack. (Though 30 minutes can't make too much of a difference in your animation, it allowed for people to finish publishing and uploading.)

The judges were asked to rank their top 10 entries in order of best to worst. #1 on each list received 10 points, #2 received 9 points, and so on. I turns out only 15 animators were listed from all the combined lists. Eddsworld is not judging any longer and Salty Peach came down will an illness and was unable to judge except to nominate the final entrant. Below are the scores from the 3 remaining judges (including one point for the 16th addition).
Dave Bruno: 30
Mark-er: 18
Fungasm: 17
coughing-dog: 17
jagondudo: 14
MC-Booga: 12
Zeedox: 11
LazyModeComics: 10
sandwich-eater: 9
Elman-Rox: 9
TheNooch: 8
Glarryg: 6
TurtleCo: 3
PinkSkull: 1
zRtC: 1
someplaceelese: 1

The Open Round is meant to filter out who will participate in the actual Tournament. In the following rounds, much more critique and in-depth scores will be given to the entrants.


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 02:24 PM Reply

At 5/16/11 02:17 PM, TOFA wrote:
Dave Bruno: 30

Hwa!? Woah! Holy hell guys! Thanks!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 04:18 PM Reply

Oh by the way, if anyone is interested, I have posted "Who Wants to Create a Game Show?!?!?" with the Deleted Scenes on my Facebook Fan Page, which you can get to from my Signature. Enjoy! (its under "WWTCAGS?!?!? Director's Cut")

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 16th, 2011 @ 08:52 PM Reply

At 5/16/11 02:17 PM, TOFA wrote: I turns out only 15 animators were listed from all the combined lists. Eddsworld is not judging any longer
and Salty Peach came down will an illness and was unable to judge except to nominate the final entrant.

How embarrassing, thanx saltypeach!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 17th, 2011 @ 08:34 AM Reply

Best of luck to everyone!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 17th, 2011 @ 03:49 PM Reply

At 5/16/11 02:17 PM, TOFA wrote:
PinkSkull: 1
zRtC: 1
someplaceelese: 1

YAY for one points!!!

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 17th, 2011 @ 10:49 PM Reply

Me my voice actress and my challenger, all in the same group. We're like the three musketeers! Except for the fact that at least one of us is not making it to the next round. :D

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 18th, 2011 @ 10:03 PM Reply

Man I haven't even come up with an idea yet >.> theres been problems on the home front here. I hope to have an idea tomorrow, thank God for the extra week!

...oh and I'm not doing Totaled 2, sorry! lol

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 19th, 2011 @ 03:44 AM Reply

Hope nobody has the same idea as me.
Already have all the audio, must animate in between final school projects Dx

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 19th, 2011 @ 11:30 AM Reply

Ok, I think Ive finally got an idea and most of a script (this has been one horrible week for me lol)

Im doing a stylized, action packed, cool Noire story.

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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 19th, 2011 @ 07:54 PM Reply

Changed around my idea entirely. It isn't my best writing, but it'll have to do.


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 20th, 2011 @ 08:52 AM Reply

It's possible I might not finish this. I'm moving to Cali at the end of the month. Might not have time...


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Response to Round 1! - ( Tofa 2011 ) May. 20th, 2011 @ 01:06 PM Reply

I'm going to need a Female Voice Actress who can sound like a "Dame from a Noire Story" (so a little like Jessica Rabbit or Holly Would.) Any suggestions/takers?