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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:06 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 08:58 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
At 6/4/12 08:41 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/4/12 08:26 PM, Emrox wrote:
Excelsior!
check and mate
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Doesn't apply to the theme.
you could say it was a bit.... IRRELEPHANT

oh shnapps!

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:10 PM Reply

Seriously though, did anyone think to do a parody on this is the only level? 'Cause if not, I'm definitely doing it after the tournament.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:17 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:10 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: Seriously though, did anyone think to do a parody on this is the only level? 'Cause if not, I'm definitely doing it after the tournament.

Probably not. But I think a parody of Achievement Unlocked would be more relevant (or relephant if we're continuing with the puns), considering the threequel just came out.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:30 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:17 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
At 6/4/12 09:10 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: Seriously though, did anyone think to do a parody on this is the only level? 'Cause if not, I'm definitely doing it after the tournament.
Probably not. But I think a parody of Achievement Unlocked would be more relevant (or relephant if we're continuing with the puns), considering the threequel just came out.

I dunno, if we're going with "the elephant in the room," the same elephant in the same room over and over might work just as wellephant.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:34 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:30 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: I dunno, if we're going with "the elephant in the room," the same elephant in the same room over and over might work just as wellephant.

Oh yeah I didn't think about that. Quite an elephailure on my part, huh?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:44 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:34 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
Oh yeah I didn't think about that. Quite an elephailure on my part, huh?

I think we just invented pachyterminology. :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 09:55 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:44 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: I think we just invented pachyterminology. :)

Hahaha yessssss


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 10:01 PM Reply

At 6/4/12 09:44 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: I think we just invented pachyterminology. :)

I had mammeant to go look up the taxonomy, but I see you beat me to it :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 10:37 PM Reply

91.6% done. Let's do this.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 11:17 PM Reply

Man, I can practically taste the finish line. I'll probably uploading mine around, i dunno, 5 or 6 o'clock tomorrow.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 4th, 2012 @ 11:55 PM Reply

Great entries so far! I'll probably be working on mine up til the deadline but its getting close :O

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 11:31 AM Reply

Animation is submitted. Time for relaxation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7vZqpsJQo0


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

WHELP! my submission's complete garbage. But it's basically done (i.e. anything I do from here won't make it much better).


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 04:42 PM Reply

7 Out of 32 Entries Received.

http://www.newgrounds.com/movies/browse/tag/nata2012novice/

Best of luck in the final 2.5 days!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 05:00 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 04:42 PM, NATA wrote: 7 Out of 32 Entries Received.

http://www.newgrounds.com/movies/browse/tag/nata2012novice/

Best of luck in the final 2.5 days!

Thanks to university assignments i can start finishing my part starting tommorow... i will have 1 night - 1 day - 1 nigh
I have to upload until Friday 6am Polish time ;D - I'll be a zombie but i can make it :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 05:00 PM, DuDuL wrote:
At 6/5/12 04:42 PM, NATA wrote: 7 Out of 32 Entries Received.

http://www.newgrounds.com/movies/browse/tag/nata2012novice/

Best of luck in the final 2.5 days!
Thanks to university assignments i can start finishing my part starting tommorow... i will have 1 night - 1 day - 1 nigh
I have to upload until Friday 6am Polish time ;D - I'll be a zombie but i can make it :D

You can dude !! :D i havent slept well since sunday, my brain is like "wohooooooooo D: yeaaaaaaah D:"

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 06:33 PM Reply

Hey guys, I now have a light table in my room. Of course, this happens conveniently after I've finished my entry... oh well, this will be awesome to use later.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 07:18 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 06:33 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Hey guys, I now have a light table in my room. Of course, this happens conveniently after I've finished my entry... oh well, this will be awesome to use later.

You're going to have a lot of fun, light tables are the bees pancreas.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 07:40 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 06:33 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Hey guys, I now have a light table in my room. Of course, this happens conveniently after I've finished my entry... oh well, this will be awesome to use later.

WHOA. you planning to do something hand drawn next round?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 08:07 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 06:33 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Hey guys, I now have a light table in my room. Of course, this happens conveniently after I've finished my entry... oh well, this will be awesome to use later.

woo :O paper animation next round ?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 08:11 PM Reply

Does anyone else find that animating the end is the hardest and worst part X_X because i know it's killin' me!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 08:11 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 08:11 PM, DannX3anim8ion wrote: Does anyone else find that animating the end is the hardest and worst part X_X because i know it's killin' me!

Yeah ... for me its because i never know what my ending is gonna be xD

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 08:15 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 07:40 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/5/12 06:33 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Hey guys, I now have a light table in my room. Of course, this happens conveniently after I've finished my entry... oh well, this will be awesome to use later.
WHOA. you planning to do something hand drawn next round?

Well, if I make it through to the next round, it definitely won't be ALL hand drawn because that'll take forever, but I do plan on trying it out. I'd still be vectorizing and importing all the drawings though.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 09:17 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 08:37 PM, hill143 wrote:
At 5/13/12 11:58 PM, BobyB64 wrote: Ahhhhhhh now I get it. Nice! This is going to be a challenge!
my classmate's step-aunt makes $71/hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for seven months but last month her income was $21824 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site LazyPay10.com

Sweet dude! I will!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 09:24 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 08:37 PM, hill143 wrote:
my classmate's step-aunt makes $71/hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for seven months but last month her income was $21824 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site LazyPay10.com

A bot on NG ? lol 5 forum posts and they are all about the same xD

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 09:32 PM Reply

At 6/5/12 09:24 PM, francisyfl wrote:
At 6/5/12 08:37 PM, hill143 wrote:
my classmate's step-aunt makes $71/hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for seven months but last month her income was $21824 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site LazyPay10.com
A bot on NG ? lol 5 forum posts and they are all about the same xD

Spam bots have taken over Newgrounds, it seems. Their blog posts are ridiculous sometimes.


Boop boop beep boop.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 09:45 PM Reply

I found the hardest part was to get Flash to STOP BUGGING OUT ON ME.

Sorry I got a little worked up there.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 10:41 PM Reply

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 01:21 AM Reply

Heyo!

So I will have some sutff coming to you guys soon (character animation and timing are my next topics)

-BUT-

One of my housemates, Anthony (the guy who was just published! http://damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615726141 ), was kind enough to write something on fleshing out characters:

http://www.realityrefracted.com/2012/06/making-characters.ht ml

Here's a handout I was given in my acting class that talks about the dimensions you need to consider when making characters. I will upload this to the NATA blog when I have some time, but it's a bunch of scans:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3959205/speech/charAnalysis.zip

Granted, you don't need to really flesh out each character to the extent that's listed in the handout, BUT there are some important things you need to establish because a character's personality is going to dictate their body language and WHY they move certain ways (a schemer might be constantly hunched over looking over his shoulder while an arrogant son of a mother will walk as tall as possible with his nose pointed upwards and his chest puffed out to make himself larger-- maybe he doesn't actually have any confidence and is feigning the whole thing, etc. You can get pretty darn deep with this stuff. I will write more on this soon, but this is actual character animation!)

Here are some of Anthony's other articles (These deal more with tabletop RPGs, but character building and storytelling fundamentals apply to different media):

http://www.realityrefracted.com/2010/01/bringing-your-charac ter-to-life.html

http://www.realityrefracted.com/2010/02/fleshing-out-your-ch aracters.html

http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/node/3590368 ( http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/howtoguides )

http://www.realityrefracted.com/2011/12/protagonist-driven-v s-antagonist-driven.html

http://www.realityrefracted.com/2010/12/what-hot-fuzz-taught -me-about-running.html

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 05:10 AM Reply

My horribly unfinished entry. http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/0d14f015068861433d41d09b 2a3a4ddf

The storyboard goes just past a minute. I decided that instead of rushing to finish, I want to NOT do that, and instead work on it more after the tournament. I'm honestly tired of having all my submissions having rushed endings. I didn't have the privilege of spare time to work on it the past few weeks, so I apologize for that. But I am free for the next few. So if somehow I make it to the next round, then awesome. Hope you at least like the idea of a dead elephant haunting/teaching a little kid things. IMAGINE WITH THE MUSICCC~

But yeah. I really don't want to rush this entry. I have such a cool idea for it that I don't want to ruin by rushing it. Hope you guys understaaaand ;c <3