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- N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-13 23:53:27 Reply

Congratulations to the 32 contestants who have made it into the first NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation!

* NATA Website
* Novice Round Page

From here on out, you will be facing an opponent who you must defeat by creating a superior animation in order to move on in the brackets. Welcome to...

*** The Novice Round ***

The Theme for the Novice Round is...

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The Elephant in the Room
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on June 7th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without 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 1 Minute and no longer than 10 Minutes.
* The animation must be submitted on NewGrounds, in flash format or other acceptable format viewable 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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*** Matchups ***
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* Pahgawk vs Hikarian
* VieRickend vs. Lankie
* Coughing-dog vs. Neeko
* Fungasm vs. McBinkles
* Test-object vs. LumpyPenguin
* EmRox vs. BananasFoster
* JerrodStorm vs. JoHobo2
* BPremo vs. MihaP
* LazyModeComics vs. ExtremeFudgeMaster
* JagonDudo vs. sandwhich-eater
* digsBot vs. TeamTamago
* terabiter vs. Catoblepas
* DuDuL vs. BobyB64
* Cenaf vs. DannX3
* slackman vs. Koit
* CatFat vs. francisyfl

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*** Judging ***
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Entries will be judged by the following judges:
* Tom Fulp
* Elliot Cowan
* Dave Bruno
* NitWitt
* SymphyBunny

Judging will be done by each judge across five categories with 4 possible points in each: Artwork/Style, Animation, Originality, Structure, and Entertainment. If you're interested in seeing more advice and examples on these categories, visit http://nataguide.munchymedia.com/
Each judge will therefore have a total possible 20 points for a single entry, adding up to 100 possible points from all five judges on a single entry. The entry will a higher number of points among a matchup will win and move on to the following round.

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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "nata2012novice" to distinguish them from other rounds and years.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
* Be sure 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 "nata2012novice" 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 entrants with superior scores in each matchup will move on to the Intermediate Round brackets and receive a $25 prize for making it in. All prizes will be awarded in October, AFTER the competition ends.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to NATA 2012, you agree to allow NATA and its organizers to use your material to promote the contest and use it for possible calendars and other merchandise.
* All entrants must have a paypal or the ability to receive a check in the mail in order to claim their prizes.
* The final Champion of Flash Artists at the completion of the contest must create an illustrated image of themselves interacting with planet Earth, as is NATA tradition to document their victory with such an image on the NATA website.
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Good Luck!!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-13 23:55:50 Reply

FIRstT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111!!!!!111!!!1!1!one!!! :DDD :DDD lol !!1!


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-13 23:58:36 Reply

Ahhhhhhh now I get it. Nice! This is going to be a challenge!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:00:29 Reply

Sadly, I cannot go with a literal approach, because it's too obvious/cheesy. I'm sure some people will do that anyway.

But if I do, I can look at this post and laugh.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:03:19 Reply

The Elephant in the Room ._. the ... the elephant in the room

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:17:40 Reply

interesting theme...

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:22:35 Reply

At 5/14/12 12:17 AM, coughing-dog wrote: interesting theme...

Awesome. Lets do this.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:28:53 Reply

My mind's already brewing. I'm gonna give it some sleep.


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 00:36:05 Reply

Man, I like this theme already! Oh, geez. So many ideas running through my head. Some of them using the idiom in a literal sense or a metaphorical sense. So hard to decide...


Click below to see some of my work

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 01:30:35 Reply

I'm going to animate Tommy Wiseau's The Room with an elephant in every scene.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 02:41:04 Reply

At 5/13/12 11:53 PM, NATA wrote: The Theme for the Novice Round is...

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The Elephant in the Room

Oh boy that sounds fun

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 04:58:12 Reply

Elephant in the room aye? I'm a have to to mull that one over...

At 5/13/12 11:53 PM, NATA wrote: VieRickend vs. Lankie

Oh hoh hoooooooooh i'm so screwed.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 05:28:01 Reply

Rawr.
I can't make a decent elephant noise but if by any chance you'll need a male voice actor, like you did in round 1, PM me :)


"Contra Mundum, Semper Et In Aeternum." My voice acting demo - PM me if you need me:)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 06:29:19 Reply

I can't make a decent elephant noise

Just out of curiosity, I tried to make an elephant noise. It didn't work well. It sounded more like a dying horse or something. I won't have any elephants in my animation, but if someone can actually do a good elephant impression, it would be neat to hear :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 06:45:54 Reply

Oh boy I got an idea.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 06:59:06 Reply

oh joy!
i made it
but that's one tough theme :/

it's like playing rock paper scissors, you're trying to anticipate what everyone else might do so go against that but then thats what everyone else might do so you're back at square one

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 07:23:29 Reply

At 5/14/12 06:45 AM, Emrox wrote: Oh boy I got an idea

does this idea happen to do with politics? If so, then you and I had the same idea.


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 07:25:49 Reply

âEUOEâEU¢ JarrodStorm vs. JoHobo2

My usernames misspelled. Just thought I'd point it out.


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 07:50:27 Reply

I was hoping to have like 1 main character and not much talking if I made it to the next round. This theme doesn't really suit that though.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 09:16:45 Reply

At 5/14/12 07:50 AM, sandwich-eater wrote: I was hoping to have like 1 main character and not much talking if I made it to the next round. This theme doesn't really suit that though.

Exactly what I was thinking..haha


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 10:58:35 Reply

Ignore the idiom and do something with the elephant or go along with the idiom meaning.
Damn it - i have ideas for both... now i have to decide on one...

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 13:16:12 Reply

Looks like I'm writing another song to animate to.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 14:35:26 Reply

And it's the time fooooor useless prognosism (i've got no fuckin life).

Pahgawk vs. Hikarian Hum, both have an awesome art style and are great in animation...But I think the winner will be Pahgawk for some reason.
CatFat vs. francisyfl I think it's gonna be CatFat, yeah sorry francisyfl but his art n skill are awesome. Good luck anyway.
<strong>Catoblepas vs. terabiter I love Cato's work but his entry was at the end of the top so tera have a chance (Even if I prefer Cato entry in the last round).
LumpyPenguin vs. Test-Object I think Test-Object will be the winner
BPremo vs. MihaPBPremo has made on of my favorite entry in the last round so I think he's gonna be the winner of this round. MihaP has a good skill of animationg anyway so...
FudgeMaster vs LazyModeFudgeMaster's entry in the last round was nice but LazyMode has reach the final of the tournament last year with his awesome animation soooooooo...
DuDul vs. BobbyB64 I'm not a big fan of DuDul humor even if he is kinda popular here...BobbyB64 has a chance if he have some good voice actors.
McBinkles vs. Fungasm Fungasm (If he don't stop animating for playing to tf2 i think he'll won).
coughing-dog vs. NeekoThe doggy one for his art and his sence of humor.
Cenaf vs DannX3 I honesly don't know.
JagonDudo vs sandwich-eater The humor of Sandwich-eater could be excellent but Jason has such an impressive skill...
JoHobo2 vs. JerrodStorm I think it's gonna be Jerrod's because his humor is pretty cool and his animation has a lot of mouvement.
Emrox vs. BananaFoster Wow, another duel wich I can't really say who I think is gonna be the winner? Should be interesting.
DigsBot vs. TeamTamago DigsBot.
SlackMan vs. KoitTheir humor didn't really make me laugh but in therm of animation, I think SlackMan has an advantage.
Lankie vs. Vie Rickend Vie's entry in therm of art and story was kinda impressive...He can be the winner of this round.

...Just what I think guys, it's not the FINAL RESULT, we can have great surprises. Good luck for everyone ;)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 14:51:18 Reply

At 5/14/12 02:35 PM, Monsieur-Monsieur wrote:
CatFat vs. francisyfl I think it's gonna be CatFat, yeah sorry francisyfl but his art n skill are awesome. Good luck anyway.

awww, but ... but , its ok hahahah even my gf said that to me when i told her

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 14:53:57 Reply

At 5/14/12 02:35 PM, Monsieur-Monsieur wrote: DuDul vs. BobbyB64 I'm not a big fan of DuDul humor even if he is kinda popular here...BobbyB64 has a chance if he have some good voice actors.

This isn't Polish YouTube ;P barley anyone knows me here hehe

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 15:22:29 Reply

At 5/14/12 02:51 PM, francisyfl wrote:
At 5/14/12 02:35 PM, Monsieur-Monsieur wrote:
CatFat vs. francisyfl I think it's gonna be CatFat, yeah sorry francisyfl but his art n skill are awesome. Good luck anyway.
awww, but ... but , its ok hahahah even my gf said that to me when i told her

C'mon francisyfl, Don't let these people make you give up. CatFat's bound to start something way too ambitious for the time frame and get drunk again. Animate a big "fuck you" to all the H8rs.

not that I wouldn't start something too complicated and get drunk again.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 15:28:31 Reply

At 5/14/12 03:22 PM, Catoblepas wrote: C'mon francisyfl, Don't let these people make you give up. CatFat's bound to start something way too ambitious for the time frame and get drunk again. Animate a big "fuck you" to all the H8rs.

He is right, just try to make your best on this round.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 15:32:27 Reply


C'mon francisyfl, Don't let these people make you give up. CatFat's bound to start something way too ambitious for the time frame and get drunk again. Animate a big "fuck you" to all the H8rs.

not that I wouldn't start something too complicated and get drunk again.

A big "fuck you " ? XD thats not even the topic :P hahaha im kidding, im going to try my best, but for real, i feel weird, i really like his work

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 15:36:55 Reply

Much more balanced brackets. Good work on that!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-14 15:36:56 Reply

At 5/14/12 03:32 PM, francisyfl wrote: A big "fuck you " ? XD thats not even the topic :P hahaha im kidding, im going to try my best, but for real, i feel weird, i really like his work

That's the spirit!