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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 03:05 AM Reply

At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: and here are 2 posts!

These are excellent, thanks Thor!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 06:07 AM Reply

I love the thread on this tournament. It's also hard posting up work since we want to try and keep some sort of element of surprise.

Whats awful is that these past weekends and the one coming up I am away so I lose a chunk of time. Hopefully I can get the key animation done and work around secondary scenes.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 06:09 AM Reply

At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: and here are 2 posts!

http://munchymedia.com/nataguide/a-winner-is-you/
No methods/techniques here, just pointing out that you're awesome.

Super awesome.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 06:19 AM Reply

20 seconds left for me to animate before all the scenes are done! The end is in sight! Now if only my computer science project would debug itself so I can get back to animating...


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 12:54 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 06:19 AM, Pahgawk wrote: 20 seconds left for me to animate before all the scenes are done! The end is in sight! Now if only my computer science project would debug itself so I can get back to animating...

20 seconds left? I'm 20 seconds in...

Also, thanks Thor! your advice is always awesome!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 01:40 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: http://munchymedia.com/nataguide/a-winner-is-you/
No methods/techniques here, just pointing out that you're awesome.

Cheesy as that may of been, that cheered me up immensely. Thanks! c:

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 01:47 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: and here are 2 posts!

Thanks, Thor! These are great, I'm sure everyone appreciates them.

Again, any requests on topics are more than welcome!

One that comes to mind is making characters with 'character'; I know sometimes people become so concerned with the animation aspect of their projects (not even in this tournament, but in general) that they don't spend enough time coming up with intriguing or interesting-looking characters with personality, that can really captivate the viewer. Maybe you could write something that could help people in their creative process?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 02:28 PM Reply

Actually, as far as requests go, I'd really love to know if there's any advice you could give about making a short feel longer. I remember getting a bunch of reviews on my last video or two commenting that the movies were way too short. The thing is, most of my movies are about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes long, about average for a flash submission.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: and here are 2 posts!

You are the best ever.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 04:25 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 04:19 PM, DuDuL wrote: I guess this fits best :D

And also this.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 30th, 2012 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 5/30/12 01:47 PM, BananasFoster wrote:
At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote: and here are 2 posts!
Thanks, Thor! These are great, I'm sure everyone appreciates them.

Again, any requests on topics are more than welcome!
One that comes to mind is making characters with 'character'; I know sometimes people become so concerned with the animation aspect of their projects (not even in this tournament, but in general) that they don't spend enough time coming up with intriguing or interesting-looking characters with personality, that can really captivate the viewer. Maybe you could write something that could help people in their creative process?

Unfortunately my knowledge on that doesn't extend past acting in animation and how to handle characters, not how to create them. BUUUTTT one of my friends is a fantastic writer (just got published too!), I'll see if he has anything or if he's willing to write something for that (unless you're talking about acting in animation?)

Jerrod, I still need to go through your stuff (as well as the rest of the open round entries), but I can definitely write something about that

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 03:23 AM Reply

At 5/30/12 11:47 PM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote:
Unfortunately my knowledge on that doesn't extend past acting in animation and how to handle characters, not how to create them. BUUUTTT one of my friends is a fantastic writer (just got published too!), I'll see if he has anything or if he's willing to write something for that (unless you're talking about acting in animation?)

I was referring more to the creative process, yes, but acting in animation could be just as useful and is along similar lines. Either would be useful, I'm sure!

Thanks for making up these articles for us, it certainly helps with morale!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 06:47 AM Reply

At 5/31/12 03:23 AM, BananasFoster wrote: Thanks for making up these articles for us, it certainly helps with morale!

You make it sound like we're in boot camp.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 01:16 PM Reply

At 5/31/12 06:47 AM, Emrox wrote:
At 5/31/12 03:23 AM, BananasFoster wrote: Thanks for making up these articles for us, it certainly helps with morale!
You make it sound like we're in boot camp.

Are we not in boot camp?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 02:44 PM Reply

I know for a fact I'm not going to be able to finish my entry. I'm still going to submit what I have though! I want to work on it more after the tournament. I spent way too much time thinking up ideas, and I have a really fun one too! But it would take too long, the way that I want to make it.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 02:45 PM Reply

At 5/31/12 01:16 PM, neeko wrote: Are we not in boot camp?

If Newgrounds is supposed to be a battleground, then yes, this probably is a sort of boot camp.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 5/31/12 06:47 AM, Emrox wrote:
You make it sound like we're in boot camp.

Hah! I'd say this isn't too far off!

At 5/31/12 02:44 PM, Fungasm wrote: I know for a fact I'm not going to be able to finish my entry. I'm still going to submit what I have though! I want to work on it more after the tournament. I spent way too much time thinking up ideas, and I have a really fun one too! But it would take too long, the way that I want to make it.

I'm in this same situation. I'm glad you'll still be submitting yours! You can always upload the finished product later. I think I'm going to do the same, assuming I don't finish mine (it's going to be close).


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 04:29 PM Reply

hey, this might sound like an odd question, but is sonic's ring pickup sound effect copyright protected? I mean, I've heard it at cash registers before, so I'm wondering if it's just some universal sound effect.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 5/31/12 04:29 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: hey, this might sound like an odd question, but is sonic's ring pickup sound effect copyright protected? I mean, I've heard it at cash registers before, so I'm wondering if it's just some universal sound effect.

if you're unsure about something being copyright, don't use it. Also I'm pretty sure it is.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 09:05 PM Reply

Finally 1 whole minute done!
and about 1 more to go O_O"
TIME TO WORK LIKE A MADMAN!

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 10:16 PM Reply

:At 5/30/12 12:48 AM, ThorClodofBlunders wrote:

http://munchymedia.com/nataguide/carpal-tunnel-stretches-ver y-important/

You may have saved my hand *fap fap

On a more serious note I have about 10 seconds finished, school and 2 jobs have slowed me way way down :(

Is everyone taking part animating with flash?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 11:18 PM Reply

At 5/31/12 10:16 PM, jagondudo wrote: On a more serious note I have about 10 seconds finished, school and 2 jobs have slowed me way way down :(

Is everyone taking part animating with flash?

I know I am!

Also, I only have 4 seconds animated. Easy stuff too. Although I'm sure I'll finish, even if it's a sloppy job like most things I make for a deadline :P


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! May. 31st, 2012 @ 11:25 PM Reply

Just one more scene left to go :o

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 06:50 AM Reply

I'm hoping to finish this weekend, and all next week I have deadline after deadline. Not sure if I can do the rest in two days, though.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 07:03 AM Reply

At 6/1/12 06:50 AM, Emrox wrote: I'm hoping to finish this weekend, and all next week I have deadline after deadline. Not sure if I can do the rest in two days, though.

I will try to do as much as i can this weekend - and then i will use the remaining time in between university exams to polish it

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 02:24 PM Reply

At 6/1/12 07:03 AM, DuDuL wrote:
At 6/1/12 06:50 AM, Emrox wrote: I'm hoping to finish this weekend, and all next week I have deadline after deadline. Not sure if I can do the rest in two days, though.
I will try to do as much as i can this weekend - and then i will use the remaining time in between university exams to polish it

I've only got a minute left to go. If I work nonstop, I think I'll be able to finish (at least the major animations) by Sunday. Then I have Monday off to finish everything else.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 02:27 PM Reply

I may be able to finish all of my A-shots and B-shots this weekend. As for the rest... Let's just say I'll be working down to the wire.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 04:59 PM Reply

6 Days left, everyone.

6 Days.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 1st, 2012 @ 06:24 PM Reply

Its not looking good for me this round guys. I did not think things through before starting animating. The plot is stupid. and whats more, I have not had the voice acting script back from voice acting so im under half way done. this is probably down to my obsession with ninjas- oops spoiler.

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