At 1/12/13 09:58 PM, mothballs wrote:
At 1/12/13 09:56 PM, Ganon-Dorf wrote:
If NG took advantage of video uploads before YT did it would be a very different world.That's not what this site is meant for, lol. This is a flash website. I can't imagine the amount of retarded garbage that would go through the portal day in and day out if that was the case.
Yeah, also i think that the role Newgrounds has changed over the years, i think with the rise of the money involved in the business of discovering the next big internet star and how 'shareable' and organic these giant portals have gotten, there are opportunities out there for people who have a reasonable following and need a bigger pond.
I think the true magic of newgrounds is in exposing the fresh talent, the speedosausage, the bpremo's, middlefingerrings etc. I think as a fresh talent you have more value in using newgrounds as a means of getting better and building a following. Once you've gotten to like the 'big leagues' where youre signing your life away for large sums of money and doing it professionally then maybe you feel like you've outgrown the site and you just need a bigger audience. I dont think thats stealing or betrayal or anything, you just need a bigger pond to swim in.
So in my opinion, the role of Newgrounds as it relates to creatives is that its more about uncovering the fresh talent, the people rough around the edges, the raw talent, the sparkle in the eye, the people who have a hunger to get better and deal with reviews that will help you do that. Thats it really. Itd be hard to be a fresh talent and hope to hit it big on youtube, god knows how many awesome stuff that site has in regards to animation that is criminally overlooked.