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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 09:53 AM Reply

At 6/8/12 04:30 AM, terabiter wrote:
At 6/7/12 10:12 PM, Lankie wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/b99772d57fcdccc23b124a01 a1372bf1

OK, so in the tiny, literal minute sized gaps of connection I occasionally got, I managed to get it uploaded to the dumping grounds.
Unfortunately I can't go to an internet cafe or friends house because it's 3:00AM here. o_o
I'm going to keep trying to getting uploaded proper but at least it's there.

Christ, what a palava.
I really like the story that was told in this animation. Regardless of if you finished or not, you should be proud of yourself. Also you called it the 5th stage. Is that from spirit science?

My girlfriend (a psychology student). Pointed out that the 5th stage of grief is acceptance (also the .swf's name was acceptance :P)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 12:10 PM Reply

At 6/8/12 09:53 AM, JoHobo2 wrote:
At 6/8/12 04:30 AM, terabiter wrote: I really like the story that was told in this animation. Regardless of if you finished or not, you should be proud of yourself. Also you called it the 5th stage. Is that from spirit science?
My girlfriend (a psychology student). Pointed out that the 5th stage of grief is acceptance (also the .swf's name was acceptance :P)

Bingo.
Glad you liked it! There was a good minute I had to cut out due to time limitations but I think it turned out alright. I don't think I'm gonna get through to next round to be honest, VieRickend is far too talented for the likes of me. Still, I had fun doing it. shame it turned into a stress-fest at the end with my terri-bad internet connection, which has only NOW finally stopped being sucky.

I'll probably submit my entry to the portal after judging is done, to avoid confusion.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 12:55 PM Reply

Bingo.
Glad you liked it! There was a good minute I had to cut out due to time limitations but I think it turned out alright. I don't think I'm gonna get through to next round to be honest, VieRickend is far too talented for the likes of me. Still, I had fun doing it. shame it turned into a stress-fest at the end with my terri-bad internet connection, which has only NOW finally stopped being sucky.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if you beat me this round. You did a bang up job! I thought you're video was absolutely wonderful, both animation and storywise.


Click below to see some of my work

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 03:53 PM Reply

At 6/7/12 11:51 PM, BPremo wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596913
At 6/7/12 11:58 PM, McBinkles wrote: and here it is!

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/71aea57045d1a729ee22879b ba2e8932

Both of these are yessssssssssss.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 04:48 PM Reply

30 Entries Total.
One judge received.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 05:11 PM Reply

At 6/8/12 04:48 PM, NATA wrote: 30 Entries Total.
One judge received.

Hey all, I missed the deadline, by alot.

Here's my work anyhow:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596959

A great group of animators this contest has gotten together. It's been a real treat being a part of it.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 07:35 PM Reply

At 6/8/12 05:11 PM, neeko wrote:
At 6/8/12 04:48 PM, NATA wrote: 30 Entries Total.
One judge received.
Hey all, I missed the deadline, by alot.

Here's my work anyhow:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596959

A great group of animators this contest has gotten together. It's been a real treat being a part of it.

I agree bro. It's been awesome. Loved your entry too man : )

Although, I already submitted the partially done flash at the deadline, here it is completed.

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    A young girl heads to an island full of a valuable resource.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 05:36 AM Reply

I had no-one to fight up against this round.
:<


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 02:00 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 05:36 AM, test-object wrote: I had no-one to fight up against this round.
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Yes, Lumpy Penguin did enter. All entries are on this page http://nata.munchymedia.com/novice/


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 02:58 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 02:00 PM, NATA wrote:
At 6/9/12 05:36 AM, test-object wrote: I had no-one to fight up against this round.
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Yes, Lumpy Penguin did enter. All entries are on this page http://nata.munchymedia.com/novice/

Ooh, awesome :3


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 03:00 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 02:00 PM, NATA wrote:
At 6/9/12 05:36 AM, test-object wrote: I had no-one to fight up against this round.
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Yes, Lumpy Penguin did enter. All entries are on this page http://nata.munchymedia.com/novice/

For a while you could see Tom Fulp's scores hehe ;P

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 03:11 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 03:00 PM, DuDuL wrote:
For a while you could see Tom Fulp's scores hehe ;P

I was a little nervous Tom would disqualify me for using some of the music from castle crashers, but seeing that he actually gave me a score is relieving.


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 03:00 PM, DuDuL wrote:
For a while you could see Tom Fulp's scores hehe ;P

Damn I always miss stuff like that haha


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 05:47 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 03:00 PM, DuDuL wrote:
For a while you could see Tom Fulp's scores hehe ;P

Really ? they should post it like that ahahahah, would get the tension higher

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 06:12 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 05:47 PM, francisyfl wrote:
At 6/9/12 03:00 PM, DuDuL wrote:
For a while you could see Tom Fulp's scores hehe ;P
Really ? they should post it like that ahahahah, would get the tension higher

Now is the perfect time for me to post the scores that I remember and make people extra nervous! >:P (maybe fake a few while I'm at it)

..........................meh.

Anyways, looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow (?). If there are any judges out there reading this: I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would love some constructive criticism... and maybe an advice or two...?

Of course, if any of the contestants would like to share some tips and tricks as well, I'm all ears :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 06:34 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 06:12 PM, Hikarian wrote: Anyways, looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow (?). If there are any judges out there reading this: I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would love some constructive criticism... and maybe an advice or two...?

Of course, if any of the contestants would like to share some tips and tricks as well, I'm all ears :)

I second that...
Well i guess once this is over i think it will be a good idea for everyone to write what they think/like/dislike, give tips and overall criticism about everyone else based on nata performance (i don't know what prevents from doing it now but it would look nicer if we all do it at the same time hehe)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 08:31 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 06:34 PM, DuDuL wrote:
...i don't know what prevents from doing it now...

I'm thinking no one wants to sacrifice whatever edge they might have over their direct competitors/potential competitors by telling them what they need to improve on.

though, whatever effect that might have would probably be minimal.

I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 9th, 2012 @ 09:08 PM Reply

At 6/9/12 08:31 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/9/12 06:34 PM, DuDuL wrote:
...i don't know what prevents from doing it now...
I'm thinking no one wants to sacrifice whatever edge they might have over their direct competitors/potential competitors by telling them what they need to improve on.
though, whatever effect that might have would probably be minimal.

I think commentors are a great source for constructive criticism too, not just the judges, like, ive been improving thanks to comments people have left about my submitions, since the first one.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 12:24 AM Reply

one or two of you guys made the soundtracks for your own movies. What programs do you lovely men use? I'm trying to get started with FL Studio


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 12:49 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 12:24 AM, McBinkles wrote: one or two of you guys made the soundtracks for your own movies. What programs do you lovely men use? I'm trying to get started with FL Studio

I used MilkyTracker. It's free and easy to get the hang of, but it only makes chip tunes.


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

At 6/10/12 12:24 AM, McBinkles wrote: one or two of you guys made the soundtracks for your own movies. What programs do you lovely men use? I'm trying to get started with FL Studio

I use a free version of Cockos Reaper. Its not as user friendly as Fl studios for tracking midi based music but if your mixing live and synthesized instrument its the best free software I know of. For a beginner Fl is probably best although its pretty expensive if you want to be able to open your save projects. Also, Audacity does more than most people realise and its totally free.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 01:34 AM Reply

Speaking of audio software, I recently got a MIDI connector for my Yamaha keyboard, and tried to download free software that would record MIDI, and the ones I found sucked, to put it lightly. Do any of you know of any good free or super-cheap software I could download to record from my keyboard?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 01:39 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:34 AM, BananasFoster wrote: Speaking of audio software, I recently got a MIDI connector for my Yamaha keyboard, and tried to download free software that would record MIDI, and the ones I found sucked, to put it lightly. Do any of you know of any good free or super-cheap software I could download to record from my keyboard?

YES !! i need to know about one too :( when i connect my bass and my guitar no matter how much i correct the audio it sounds baad, same when i connect a keyboard, pretty much anything and i dont think its the sound card, happens to me with every computer.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 01:41 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:34 AM, BananasFoster wrote: Speaking of audio software, I recently got a MIDI connector for my Yamaha keyboard, and tried to download free software that would record MIDI, and the ones I found sucked, to put it lightly. Do any of you know of any good free or super-cheap software I could download to record from my keyboard?

reaper download

When you open up reaper track > insert a new track and set midi as input in the i/o settings for the track.
It's quite a light download so it shouldn't take long :)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 01:43 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:39 AM, francisyfl wrote: YES !! i need to know about one too :( when i connect my bass and my guitar no matter how much i correct the audio it sounds baad, same when i connect a keyboard, pretty much anything and i dont think its the sound card, happens to me with every computer.

in what way does it sound bad?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:03 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:43 AM, JoHobo2 wrote:

in what way does it sound bad?

did you hear the music on this round submition ? terrible, like, so loud and weird, i dont know :s

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:09 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:41 AM, JoHobo2 wrote:
At 6/10/12 01:34 AM, BananasFoster wrote:
reaper download

When you open up reaper track > insert a new track and set midi as input in the i/o settings for the track.
It's quite a light download so it shouldn't take long :)

Wow, thanks so much, man! I'll download that as soon as I can.

At 6/10/12 01:39 AM, francisyfl wrote: YES !! i need to know about one too :( when i connect my bass and my guitar no matter how much i correct the audio it sounds baad, same when i connect a keyboard, pretty much anything and i dont think its the sound card, happens to me with every computer.

Yeah, this is the same issue I had. After reading online a bit, it was looking like all free software would sound back when recording from live instruments - buying the software would be the only ticket to higher-quality recording (which isn't really possible for me right now).

I'm hoping the one JoHobo linked us to will work out good though. I really want to begin recording my own music!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:13 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 02:09 AM, BananasFoster wrote:

Yeah, this is the same issue I had. After reading online a bit, it was looking like all free software would sound back when recording from live instruments - buying the software would be the only ticket to higher-quality recording (which isn't really possible for me right now).

I'm hoping the one JoHobo linked us to will work out good though. I really want to begin recording my own music!

I tried it out, its really good, lots of tools, uhm, still sounds kinda weird, but i think it can be fixed, and its a paid software, soo yeaaah

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:31 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 02:13 AM, francisyfl wrote:
At 6/10/12 02:09 AM, BananasFoster wrote:
I tried it out, its really good, lots of tools, uhm, still sounds kinda weird, but i think it can be fixed, and its a paid software, soo yeaaah

The discounted price isn't too bad, I suppose.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:35 AM Reply

At 6/10/12 02:31 AM, BananasFoster wrote:
The discounted price isn't too bad, I suppose.

Yeah, at least you can try it and see if it works better for you, ill try tomorrow again with other settings