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Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 04:01 PM Reply

WELCOME TO THE TWENTY THIRD OFFICIAL NAC!

I bring you November's theme: 50s SHADES OF GAY!

Gay as in happy! D'ohoho I'm so witty :P

"50s Shades of Gay" you say? What does that mean? Well I'll TELL you what it means!

Heinz Kiessling was the man responsible for many of the quirky supermarket/50s commercial songs that we all look back on fondly.. those quirky happy melodies with pizzicato strings and celeste/music box for that plucky sound that remind us of happier simpler times. The goal of this contest is to replicate that feeling in the style of Heinz Kiessling! So think 50s music! Elevator music! Supermarket music! 50s commercial music! Gee willikers and gosh golly gee!

Examples

these are probably the best examples of all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AYInf88J8&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESzZLukc3v4&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4SydsXlqfw&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1khHJ0oRgco&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bybgAnhv2dg&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWKGIupViVw&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhTcxLFFYw&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ73xclemVw&feature=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibbYBBFxH0k&feature=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbgE6fThrBc&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=BMXmqDwt1gI&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QQ_QHlTalk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGPCxUdfH_g&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMezwtB1oCU

a flash example:

  • Birds n' Bees
    Birds n' Bees by MrMr

    Mr.Mr. teaches Billy and Susie the miracle of stopping life.

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    1,637,652 Views
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    Ages 17+

ren and stimpy examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lrDEA5XnF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eusMzC7Rx7M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AdkQ4UgxGo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnGXTjmc9E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMn1M02ouyU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DugqPsSdc8E

Covers and Remixes

Covers or remixes are NOT allowed for this contest, unless you are covering or remixing another users song that they submitted to the portal in the past, or your own song that you may have submitted in the past, as this applies to the "share alike" license of newgrounds. We would prefer to see you come up with something on your own - carve your own path to greatness!

Production

Production ALWAYS plays an important role in these contest. This means stressing quality and pressuring the contestants to put as much effort, knowledge and talent that they possibly can into their submissions.

1) If you use real instruments - make sure they sound sweet!
2) If you use a real vocalist - make sure the vocals sounds sweet!
3) If you use Nuendo or East west (which I know 90% of you that go down that route will) - for the love of god - mix it properly!

BONUS POINTS

anyone who records their own vocals which aren't utter screamy garbage and uses them in their song, or collabs with another who provides vocals - you get major props from us!

Also, in addition! Bonus points will be awarded to anyone who collabs with a voice actor and makes their song into a full blown 50s commercial! Who knows, someone might use it in a flash!

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Voices

Voices can be used, provided that:
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.

Instruments & Collabbing

Recordings of instruments are great! Make sure you list any you used in your song description, and if anyone else helped, list them as well! As a result if someone assists you with instruments you may include them as part of your song - just make sure to mention them in your song description. The prize however will only go to the user that submitted the song.

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Deadlines

All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.

Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.

Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread

Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P

Lasse, this is your time to shine rofl


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 04:03 PM Reply

Here are the set dates and deadlines for this contest

From now till 11:59 PM EST Friday November 23rd: Submissions will be accepted.

Sunday November 25th: The 8 finalists will be announced, and their submissions will be closely scrutinized and reviewed by our finalist judges. NO BUTTHURT WHINING PLEASE.

also no pulling a Kanye West please.

Saturday December 1st: The top 4 will be announced by our finalist judges, as well as frontpaged the next month at some point by one of the audio mods (frontpage not guaranteed - results may be delayed a day or two in case of emergency, or me having a good enough excuse to delay it)

also only songs submitted uniquely for the contest month will be accepted (you cannot have one for that month and it also submitted 2 years ago as well for example, or have a repeat nac entry submitted from last year) for your FIRST song, second song however you may.

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The finalist judges for the "50s Shades of Gay" NAC will be...

To be determined - I will be taking offers from anyone interested - so PM me if you are interested. We prefer judges who have been around the block a few times on newgrounds - as evidenced by the all-star lineup we had in the past - so this month we are looking for NG veterans of all kinds. I will keep you posted.

Also Tylandril (aka Realmguys aka Tyler) as well as Evil-Dog have offered to be standby judges - (however Realmguys cannot make it this month due to personal reasons so we do have some NAC Judge spots open) - which means they are free for me to use in the finalist judging if I feel their skills are appropriate for the contest judging-wise :) They will be most likely helping in this contest.

If you want to be a sweeper judge, please talk to me.

Also keep in mind that as a finalist judge you only have ONE WEEK to judge the 8 submissions, so if this is an issue for you, or you think you might not be able to pull through, then PLEASE DON'T OFFER!

We will pick the top three from the 8 finalists.

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PRIZES

1st Place: $50.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 1st place sig (optional)
2nd Place: $40.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 2nd place sig (optional)
3rd Place: $30.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 3rd place sig (optional)
4th Place: weekly feature, reviewed by all judges
5th Place: reviewed by all judges
6th Place: reviewed by all judges
7th Place: reviewed by all judges
8th Place: reviewed by all judges

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Please post your submissions in this thread!

This is easy. Just simply post your song link into the text window like so...

  • *+*+Ice Cream truck short+*+*
    *+*+Ice Cream truck short+*+* by Chronamut

    the ice cream truck went by our house today - at 7 at night - this is inspired from it

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    3,036 Views

and more importantly - HAVE FUN!!!

GOSH GOLLY GEE!

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

oopsie me, forgot the inspirational pic.. gee willikers!

Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:12 PM Reply

At 11/3/12 04:01 PM, Chronamut wrote: I bring you November's theme: 50s SHADES OF GAY!

BAHAHAHAHAHA-I'm in, gosh darnit.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:16 PM Reply

I was pretty taken aback to find that Children of the Porn didn't even crack the top 8 so I refocused my efforts this time and really think I pulled out another winner.

  • Going Up?
    Going Up? by Gobblemeister

    Which floor you lookin to end up on bby gurl?

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 6th, 2012 @ 10:18 AM Reply

At 11/4/12 01:20 AM, Lasse wrote: also is it ok to submit both a voiceover and a voiceoverless version?

of course :)


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 05:14 AM Reply

*wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 05:25 AM Reply

At 11/10/12 05:14 AM, Chronamut wrote: *wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*

NO. Best NAC EVER.

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 05:32 AM Reply

At 11/10/12 05:25 AM, ZStriefel wrote:
At 11/10/12 05:14 AM, Chronamut wrote: *wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*
NO. Best NAC EVER.

it's a great stupid idea ^_^


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 12:31 PM Reply

At 11/10/12 05:32 AM, Rucklo wrote:
At 11/10/12 05:25 AM, ZStriefel wrote:
At 11/10/12 05:14 AM, Chronamut wrote: *wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*
NO. Best NAC EVER.
it's a great stupid idea ^_^

STUPERIFIC! :P


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 03:59 PM Reply

At 11/10/12 05:25 AM, ZStriefel wrote:
At 11/10/12 05:14 AM, Chronamut wrote: *wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*
NO. Best NAC EVER.

^This

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 04:24 PM Reply

At 11/10/12 05:14 AM, Chronamut wrote: *wonders if this NAC may be just a wee bit too out there for the populace of newgrounds*

Well it takes some research and time to listen to the examples you posted so that we get an idea what the topic is, mainly because "50s Shades of Gay" is not very elucidative xD
But after we get the essence its a good topic and pretty doable by most musicians on NG.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 10th, 2012 @ 09:45 PM Reply

Heinz Kiessling is a G btw

Sunny In Philadelphia <3

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 01:51 AM Reply

At 11/10/12 06:04 PM, Lasse wrote:
also 50s shades of gay probably isn't the best title for this, even if most of ng is dickjokes i've found out that the audio forum regulars aren't the best at detecting irony or sarcasm or in a lot of cases anything that requires any amount of thinking at all

lol true enough... but WE appreciate those things :P


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 09:21 AM Reply

At 11/10/12 06:04 PM, Lasse wrote: it might not get as many participants as usual because i guess this theme is out of most people's comfort zones, but the ones that do make songs will probably make something with a unique spin on it

still waiting on those results guys..


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 21st, 2012 @ 01:58 PM Reply

Well you will have at least one entry, my track is almost done i am just thinking if i am going to add vocals or not...but yeah judging by the number of entries so far maybe this topic was a bit off xD


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:47 AM Reply

At 11/21/12 01:58 PM, DivoFST wrote: Well you will have at least one entry, my track is almost done i am just thinking if i am going to add vocals or not...but yeah judging by the number of entries so far maybe this topic was a bit off xD

gobblemeister's is usually non-genre fitting and thus gets disqualified sadly. One has to adhere to contest criteria to qualify.

I worried this contest was too.. "specialized" for newgrounds. We simply don't have enough users participating these days for a contest such as this to thrive, sad to say.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:11 AM Reply

At 11/22/12 10:47 AM, Chronamut wrote: I worried this contest was too.. "specialized" for newgrounds.

Are you saying we aren't gay enough? :P

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 07:09 PM Reply

I AM going to submit something. Just haven't had time to finish D:

Will be submitting this weekend though :D

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 09:30 AM Reply

At 11/22/12 07:09 PM, ZStriefel wrote: I AM going to submit something. Just haven't had time to finish D:

Will be submitting this weekend though :D

gobble.

k. if you guys don't finish by the 25th I'll extend it a bit.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:08 PM Reply

Here is my submission:

  • Smile
    Smile by DivoFST

    My submission for "Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay"

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Good luck everyone!


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 11/23/12 09:30 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 11/22/12 07:09 PM, ZStriefel wrote: I AM going to submit something. Just haven't had time to finish D:

Will be submitting this weekend though :D

gobble.
k. if you guys don't finish by the 25th I'll extend it a bit.

Yeah, I'm the same way. I haven't had a chance to do anything with mine in over two weeks, finally have a few hours tonight to put into it.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 07:05 AM Reply

I want to submit a farting noise but I don't think it will pass


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 01:01 PM Reply

You don't want to know how hard was it for me to create something less than 2 min with this theme!

  • -:: Little Ben ::-
    -:: Little Ben ::- by dem0lecule

    For November NAC

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What comes around goes around...

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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 04:07 PM Reply

last day guys :)


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 08:56 PM Reply

At 11/25/12 04:07 PM, Chronamut wrote: last day guys :)

Arrrghhh. I'll submit whatever I have done tonight, but man do I wish I'd been less busy this month.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 25th, 2012 @ 11:58 PM Reply

  • [OS] Ping (NAC)
    [OS] Ping (NAC) by ObsidianSnow

    My submission to the 2012 November NAC

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And that's that, I guess. Wish I could have done more on that one, but hey. There it is.


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 26th, 2012 @ 11:49 PM Reply

At 11/25/12 11:58 PM, ObsidianSnow wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/512711
And that's that, I guess. Wish I could have done more on that one, but hey. There it is.

I will extend the submission date till the end of tomorrow and then that's t.

Good submission btw :)


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 27th, 2012 @ 09:36 AM Reply

At 11/27/12 01:35 AM, Lasse wrote: much obliged

wouldn't do for the one who recommended the contest to not be able to submit to it ;)


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Response to Nov. Nac '12: 50s Shades of Gay Nov. 27th, 2012 @ 02:07 PM Reply

At 11/27/12 09:36 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 11/27/12 01:35 AM, Lasse wrote: much obliged
wouldn't do for the one who recommended the contest to not be able to submit to it ;)

WOW BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON FOR ME THIS YEAR. Sorry, I have been flying everywhere this Thanksgiving season making trips to meet game dev's and do audio conventions for game music, but I know this may be late, and you seem to only have a few submissions... I hope there is room for one more. Short and sweet but here it is:

  • Winter Flakes
    Winter Flakes by deadlyfishes

    Submission to the Novermber NAC 2012

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