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- N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 8th, 2012 @ 10:54 PM

Congratulations to the 8 animators who have made it this far!

* NATA Website
* Master Round Page

You will now face another winner of the intermediate round head to head, who you must defeat by creating a superior animation in order to move on to the Semi-Finals!

*** The Masters Round ***

The Theme for the Masters Round is...

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The Butterfly Effect
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on August 2nd 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. test-object
* BPremo vs. DuDul
* coughing-dog vs. JagonDudo
* EmRox vs. SlackMan

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

Judging will be done by each judge across five categories with 5 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 25 points for a single entry, adding up to 100 possible points from all four 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 "nata2012masters" 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 "nata2012masters" 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 Master Round and receive a $50 prize in addition to their previous prizes. 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 - Masters Round! Jul. 8th, 2012 @ 11:16 PM

Oh damn that's a hard one, and a hard person to go up against

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 8th, 2012 @ 11:38 PM

some inspiration:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButterflyOfDoom


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 03:39 AM

* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "nata2012intermediate" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.

pssst, wrong round :P


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 03:41 AM

At 7/9/12 03:39 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote:
* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "nata2012intermediate" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.
pssst, wrong round :P

I knew I'd miss SOMETHING.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 06:55 AM

At 7/8/12 11:16 PM, jagondudo wrote: Oh damn that's a hard one, and a hard person to go up against

Likewise :P

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Good luck everyone! This will be a hard theme to do.. But idk what butterfly effect is to begin with..


"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

Congrats Emrox and everyone else that got through! I'm looking forward to what you all come up with, good luck guys!

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

At 7/9/12 11:34 AM, Jomillex wrote: Good luck everyone! This will be a hard theme to do.. But idk what butterfly effect is to begin with..

A small change at the base of something can have huge effect on the final product. Based on the idea that a butterfly can cause a tornado with the right variables. To bring in the elephant in the room (see what I did there, 5 months late?) in the Ashton Kutcher movie The Butterfly Effect, a small prank you do as a kid can have huge consequences. If you play with bombs, you may lose your arms leading you to a really horrible life. It could also happen the bomb blows up in a someone else's face, killing him/her and you getting sent off to a life in jail.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

At 7/9/12 11:34 AM, Jomillex wrote: Good luck everyone! This will be a hard theme to do.. But idk what butterfly effect is to begin with..

So supposedly when a butterfly flaps his wings it can lead to tornados.
In other words, seemsingly insignificant things lead to large things in the end. That's butterfly effect in a nutshell.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 02:59 PM

ooh :O that's an awesome theme :D can't wait to see what you guys come up with


"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 03:07 PM

At 7/9/12 03:41 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:39 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote:
* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "nata2012intermediate" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.
pssst, wrong round :P
I knew I'd miss SOMETHING.

You should change the one below that too.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 03:31 PM

At 7/9/12 03:07 PM, test-object wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:41 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:39 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote:
* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "nata2012intermediate" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.
pssst, wrong round :P
I knew I'd miss SOMETHING.
You should change the one below that too.

As well as links (to nata masters round) name and the sentence below ;D

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 05:13 PM

At 7/9/12 03:31 PM, DuDuL wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:07 PM, test-object wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:41 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/9/12 03:39 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote:
* Entries will otherwise be found by searching "nata2012intermediate" on NewGrounds, showing all entries with that tag.
pssst, wrong round :P
I knew I'd miss SOMETHING.
You should change the one below that too.
As well as links (to nata masters round) name and the sentence below ;D

You know what, just lock the entire thread. NATA IS RUINED! D':

Also, the more I think about this topic, the more I'd want to make the opposite. How something that sems really big at first actually has insignificant effects. Need to get that out of my head :/


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 06:45 PM

At 7/9/12 05:13 PM, test-object wrote: You know what, just lock the entire thread. NATA IS RUINED! D':

Also, the more I think about this topic, the more I'd want to make the opposite. How something that sems really big at first actually has insignificant effects. Need to get that out of my head :/

Or just do that and have the only effect be some butterfly flying up or w/e.... or just do the original theme, since the surprise is ruined now anyways


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 08:31 PM

Congrats to all the winners!

I really like this round's theme. I'm excited to see what you guys cook up.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 10th, 2012 @ 02:51 AM

At 7/9/12 05:13 PM, test-object wrote: Also, the more I think about this topic, the more I'd want to make the opposite. How something that sems really big at first actually has insignificant effects. Need to get that out of my head :/

Actually that would be really neat.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 10th, 2012 @ 06:48 AM

At 7/10/12 02:51 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/9/12 05:13 PM, test-object wrote: Also, the more I think about this topic, the more I'd want to make the opposite. How something that sems really big at first actually has insignificant effects. Need to get that out of my head :/
Actually that would be really neat.

Ditto. I'd find that quite interesting too.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 10th, 2012 @ 06:57 AM

At 7/10/12 06:48 AM, Kpheeyat wrote:
At 7/10/12 02:51 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/9/12 05:13 PM, test-object wrote: Also, the more I think about this topic, the more I'd want to make the opposite. How something that sems really big at first actually has insignificant effects. Need to get that out of my head :/
Actually that would be really neat.
Ditto. I'd find that quite interesting too.

Ie opposites relate to the topic just as works on the topic's side.
For instance, if we had "politics" as topic, An anti-politics message would not be off-topic. Likewise, "love" as a topic could relate to both its enriching as well as its hurting side, etc.
So, by all means, go for it :3


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 10th, 2012 @ 09:40 AM

At 7/10/12 06:57 AM, Kpheeyat wrote: Ie opposites relate to the topic just as works on the topic's side.
For instance, if we had "politics" as topic, An anti-politics message would not be off-topic. Likewise, "love" as a topic could relate to both its enriching as well as its hurting side, etc.
So, by all means, go for it :3

*dances* :3


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 11th, 2012 @ 04:36 PM

Congratulations to BPremo on making it to the Elite Eight! You're the bomb!


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 12th, 2012 @ 04:52 PM

At 7/11/12 04:36 PM, ZJ wrote: Congratulations to BPremo on making it to the Elite Eight! You're the bomb!

No ZJ you're the bomb, the bomb that rips and tears my heart into burnt fragmented pieces.

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 03:18 PM

So uhh... life got busy for me, sorry! I'll see if I can write some stuff this weekend on acting in animation :I

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 03:38 PM

The current NATAville chat on Skype has:
BobyB64
CatFat
Coughing-Dog
DigsBot
DuDul
ExtremeFudgeMaster
Hikarian
JagonDudo
McBinkles
Pahgawk
Terabiter
Thor

If anyone else would like to join, add me on skype (nitwitt10) and I will add you to the group.

20 Days, 8 Hours remain.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 13th, 2012 @ 07:45 PM

At 7/13/12 03:38 PM, NATA wrote: BobyB64
CatFat
Coughing-Dog
DigsBot
DuDul
ExtremeFudgeMaster
Hikarian
JagonDudo
McBinkles
Pahgawk
Terabiter
Thor

I'm going to cry myself to sleep now


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 07:06 AM

At 7/13/12 07:45 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 7/13/12 03:38 PM, NATA wrote: BobyB64
CatFat
Coughing-Dog
DigsBot
DuDul
ExtremeFudgeMaster
Hikarian
JagonDudo
McBinkles
Pahgawk
Terabiter
Thor
I'm going to cry myself to sleep now

Likewise, lol. Going to add today once I get ahold of my own skype.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

DuDul, you have to win to show your country why you abandoned it!


Sorry for terrible english, i'm just a stupid Polack

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

At 7/14/12 09:10 AM, RainDash wrote: DuDul, you have to win to show your country why you abandoned it!

Hahahahahaha XD

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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 14th, 2012 @ 10:26 PM

[8:23:49 PM] coughing-dog: elfmans got a lot riding on this
[8:23:54 PM] coughing-dog: theyre gunna break his legs
[8:24:32 PM] Elfman Rox: Two broken legs is all the more reason to spend 20 hours a day in front of my computer
[8:24:49 PM] coughing-dog: who needs legs
[8:24:58 PM] Elfman Rox: Didn't see that coming, did ya?
[8:24:59 PM] coughing-dog: useless really
[8:25:04 PM] Elfman Rox: I'm unstoppable now
[8:25:15 PM] Elfman Rox: And I can park in the handicapped space

With that, there are 19 Days remaining.


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Response to - N A T A - Masters Round! Jul. 15th, 2012 @ 05:27 AM

At 7/14/12 10:26 PM, NATA wrote: [8:23:49 PM] coughing-dog: elfmans got a lot riding on this
[8:23:54 PM] coughing-dog: theyre gunna break his legs
[8:24:32 PM] Elfman Rox: Two broken legs is all the more reason to spend 20 hours a day in front of my computer
[8:24:49 PM] coughing-dog: who needs legs.

Awww, I'm missing all the fun! save a leg for me, ok?


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