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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 21:39:32

At 5/3/13 09:12 PM, CzySzy wrote: Pahgawk?
I give up.

don't worry, I'm giving up animation to pursue a career in training moose to play ukulele. It's really time consuming and I can no longer spend time animating.

sorry guys :(


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 22:08:00

Wow! I'm here :)
Unbelievable!!
Congrats all guys, who entered! :)

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 22:35:54

Congrats to all the winners, can't wait to see what the next theme is!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 22:54:42

16th out of 32?? Hell yeah... I'm extremely average!!!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 22:59:43

Does these scores carry on to later rounds? If so, I'm screwed...

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 23:01:11

At 5/3/13 10:59 PM, Mrcoleman321 wrote: Does these scores carry on to later rounds? If so, I'm screwed...

I was thinking the same, haha


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 23:06:06

http://chongo.newgrounds.com/news/post/840978#comments

For anyone interested


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-03 23:50:36

Even if we didn't make it, can we stillake animations based on the theme and just not enter them into the tournament or would that get people confused?

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 02:12:28

Cool! Last year I got 16th place in this open round, sooo... there's an improvement I guess. Good luck to the 32 who made it to novice. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out :)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 03:44:11

At 5/3/13 10:59 PM, Mrcoleman321 wrote: Does these scores carry on to later rounds? If so, I'm screwed...

Nope!

At 5/3/13 11:50 PM, Angelejandro64 wrote: Even if we didn't make it, can we still make animations based on the theme and just not enter them into the tournament or would that get people confused?

You're free to continue making animations based on the themes, but they won't be judged in the contest. Some people may be confused, but hey there's no way I can stop you. :)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 03:49:38

At 5/3/13 09:36 PM, LazyModeComics wrote:
At 5/3/13 08:56 PM, Grub517 wrote: Very surprised.
What about?

Not getting through with my animation.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 04:06:45

At 5/4/13 03:49 AM, Grub517 wrote:
At 5/3/13 09:36 PM, LazyModeComics wrote:
At 5/3/13 08:56 PM, Grub517 wrote: Very surprised.
What about?
Not getting through with my animation.

What was it about? I was pretty confused about it.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 04:19:54

Hi everyone! Congratulations to all of the people who got through! Can I just ask, are the people who didn't get in allowed to see a breakdown of their score. I just think it would be quite useful if I knew what I did wrong and what I did correctly. Thanks!
Bryn

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 04:38:14

At 5/4/13 04:19 AM, brynimation wrote: Hi everyone! Congratulations to all of the people who got through! Can I just ask, are the people who didn't get in allowed to see a breakdown of their score. I just think it would be quite useful if I knew what I did wrong and what I did correctly. Thanks!
Bryn

There is no "breakdown" into categories for the Open Round, since its purpose is simply to select who will enter the tournament. I can offer some of my own pointers if you'd like, and if you contact some other judges they may be able to give their input as well.

@ Bryn - Your concept for Mythmas is a solid idea! However, the artwork needs improvement, while the animation was okay. This definitely wasn't a bad entry, but there are many highly advanced animators that entered this year to claim the top spots. Keep working at it and try again next year -- we've had many people come back to the contest every year with greater skills who progress further -- Emrox is one of them! He entered for 3 years before winning.

@ Grub517 - Your entry was better than some others, but has a lot of room for improvement as well. To start, the entry didn't fit the theme at all - it was just some people fighting in random sequences on an airship, and then harpooning birds. I saw no story or purpose to any of the actions. The animation itself was the strongest part, and the artwork was okay. The blending of 2D animation on top of the 3D ship was unique, but the 3D elements themselves were also the weakest part of the entry. I see a lot of room for potential, so keep at it and I hope to see you back next year too! :)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 04:59:24

At 5/3/13 07:12 PM, NATA wrote: The results are in!! Firstly, a huge thank you to EVERYONE who participated, we had a record turnout this year and that's AWESOME!

Wow, I really wasn't expecting to make it through, so many wonderful animations were submitted! - I'm so relieved! - well done to everyone!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 06:39:01

At 5/4/13 04:06 AM, LazyModeComics wrote:
At 5/4/13 03:49 AM, Grub517 wrote:
At 5/3/13 09:36 PM, LazyModeComics wrote:
At 5/3/13 08:56 PM, Grub517 wrote: Very surprised.
What about?
Not getting through with my animation.
What was it about? I was pretty confused about it.

Never mind that, the communication and timing was a little awful, but the animation in it!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 06:44:51

At 5/4/13 04:38 AM, NATA wrote:
At 5/4/13 04:19 AM, brynimation wrote:
@ Grub517 - Your entry was better than some others, but has a lot of room for improvement as well. To start, the entry didn't fit the theme at all - it was just some people fighting in random sequences on an airship, and then harpooning birds. I saw no story or purpose to any of the actions. The animation itself was the strongest part, and the artwork was okay. The blending of 2D animation on top of the 3D ship was unique, but the 3D elements themselves were also the weakest part of the entry. I see a lot of room for potential, so keep at it and I hope to see you back next year too! :)

Wont be coming back next year. The holiday was basically a cruise ship, which was the entire video. There was no story because it just shows my future holiday. The bird bit was to resemble fishing, and the fighting bits were for like a laser strike or laser tag kind of thing. Hence, The Ship of Adventure.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 07:02:56

Well, at least my new goal's gonna be be to score more than 5.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 09:17:53

Holiday has more than one meaning that I hope you all know and took into consideration. Vacation in my case.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 10:42:29

Congrats to all that made it i looked at all the submissions and they look great to all those who didn't make it dont let it get you down or be in denial about it its not like it doesn't come around every year i saw this opportunity to really improve my skills and see what could do in a months and i really surprised myself so it wasn't wasted time it was a chance to work on skills like story telling and art work and overall the love for animation so dont get to disheartened because everyones entries were great we just cant all be winners only one can be in this competition and honestly they were all great! to those still in the competition i wish you a very worth-whiled tournament! NEWGROUNDS EVERYTHING BY EVERYONE!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 10:57:34

Feel free to use mine or Chongo's(Ryry's) voice acting for the Novice Round :D


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My voice acting demo - PM me if you need me:)

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 11:57:06

At 5/4/13 10:57 AM, Kpheeyat wrote: Feel free to use mine or Chongo's(Ryry's) voice acting for the Novice Round :D

Feel free to use mine or Kpheeyat's voice acting for the Novie Round


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:15:33

At 5/4/13 02:12 AM, Hikarian wrote: Cool! Last year I got 16th place in this open round, sooo... there's an improvement I guess. Good luck to the 32 who made it to novice. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out :)

Yeah its weird, last year i got 32th place ... huh, well ... gg

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:17:49

At 5/4/13 11:57 AM, Chongo wrote:
At 5/4/13 10:57 AM, Kpheeyat wrote: Feel free to use mine or Chongo's(Ryry's) voice acting for the Novice Round :D
Feel free to use mine or Kpheeyat's voice acting for the Novie Round

Feel free to use chongo s or kpheeyat s voice acting for the upcoming rounds

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:28:25

I'd be willing to help out with voice work again or sfx for the next round.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:36:46

At 5/4/13 12:28 PM, codeblackhayate wrote: I'd be willing to help out with voice work again or sfx for the next round.

Feel free to use Mine Kpheeyat or Codeblackhayate's voice acting for upcoming rounds. It should be notes that CBH is female.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:50:23

At 5/4/13 04:38 AM, NATA wrote: There is no "breakdown" into categories for the Open Round, since its purpose is simply to select who will enter the tournament. I can offer some of my own pointers if you'd like, and if you contact some other judges they may be able to give their input as well.

Can I have some feedback as well? :)
Granted the reason why I didn't make it was probably due to it being horribly under finished. I'd still like to know your thoughts of my entry.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 12:53:21

At 5/4/13 12:50 PM, artistuknown wrote:
At 5/4/13 04:38 AM, NATA wrote: There is no "breakdown" into categories for the Open Round, since its purpose is simply to select who will enter the tournament. I can offer some of my own pointers if you'd like, and if you contact some other judges they may be able to give their input as well.
Can I have some feedback as well? :)
Granted the reason why I didn't make it was probably due to it being horribly under finished. I'd still like to know your thoughts of my entry.

I would just like my final score if one existed... feedback wouldn't be bad... but I am sure I know what you would say.


II II lI

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 13:56:44

Can somebody tell me what I did wrong with my entry? I want to improve for next year, because I want to know how I can improve after 20 days of all-nighters.


Hello, Hola, Bonjour
Yeah, that's it. Those are all the ways I can say hello. I don't know anymore languages.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-05-04 18:36:50

Unlisted scores are:
awkw0rdturtle: 4
Catoblepas: 2
ForNoReason: 1

If you did not see your name, then your entry was not listed in the top 20 of any judge and therefore received 0. Again, this does not mean your entry was horrible, but that it simply wasn't in the top 20 from any judge.

@ artistuknown - The beginning of your entry was okay, but it quickly went into a sloppy animatic in which I could barely even tell what was happening. The concept of "Birth Day" was odd and I didn't see how it could be considered a new holiday and there wasn't much explanation behind it. I'm also fairly sure your entry also has copyright music.

@ ForNoReason - I put your entry as #20 on my list simply because it made me laugh like crazy. Aside from making clever jabs at the animation community, there is very little animation or artwork value, not to mention very little story. The idea was clever, and the jokes were funny, but that's really the only leg it had to stand on.

@ urbfilms - Your concept was good! The biggest weakness of this one was the pacing - it just went on for way too long. The sequence where he's trying to fly out of the bank drags on. The artwork and animation weren't terrible but can also use improvement. When it comes down to it, there were just a lot of highly experienced animators pumping out very high quality entries this year and many other decent ones got pushed out.


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