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  • NG Time Trials
    NG Time Trials A variety of NG artists work within a tight deadline to make short films within a given criteria.

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This series consists of putting together a variety of ng artists at different skill levels and styles and having them work within tight deadlines. It wasnt really a competition but more a challenge to yourself to get something done within the short time. There were 9 entries total and in order to get everyone crammed into it we split it into 2 groups. Group A is featured today Group B tommorrow. Stay tuned for the next NG TT!

-L

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Turtlelord88Turtlelord88

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Squeezy is the best because of the music! also I loved luis



frigatemaster720frigatemaster720

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

If i HAD to pick a favorite...

It would be Luis. Gave me a laugh as good as Marios Castle Collab.



someplaceelsesomeplaceelse

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ok, so.

Let's start with the worst one. (as everybody thinks)

ZT's entry-
Stick figures shooting eachother over a partialy white backround with a repeating sound track isn't a quality flash movie. Try better next time.
2/10

Now with the second to best one.

Squeezy's entry-
Very classic, but can get a little bit boring, especialy over a white backround.
5/10

Now with the best entries.

Luis and HeRetiK's entry-
Hm, ones a Tom and jerry-like cartoon not to mention awesome animation, and the other's a thoughtful and calm slowly animated (but still not boring) music video. I think we've got ourselves a tie! *ding* *ding* *ding*
10/10


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username6username6

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Luis wins

I think luis defanitly won that, his was the best of all.



Daedo-The-MofoDaedo-The-Mofo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Oohhh first Time Trial!

The cdoncept of the Time Trail is quite a good idea, forcing people to rack their brains for ideas and really pull out all the stops to get their work finished in time. It's good to see that because this is the first, there is no contraint on what people can do eg no themes/motifs.

Sqeezy's Entry

Good entry. Can't beat a little bit of Offspring. The only downer is that doing a random little music video seems to be taking the easy way out. Animating loads of random little things to music as opposed to trying one big idea, shows a lack of thinking, maybe confidence in your ability to get a proper entry finished in time? Still looked fantastic nonetheless.

Luis' Entry

Now this is more like it. Again the choice of music was fantastic for this, it seemed to work better in fact. The plot, as simple as it was, was quickly and firmly established and the humour was kept up at a good pace. This is really well animated considering the time restraints. Good job.

HeRetiK's Entry

Shortest of this Time Trial's entrys, never the less I think it is the most powerful and thought-provoking. Minimal animation was required, but it just looked gorgeous, and the fact that it was the besrt piece out of the four definitely shows that it's easy to convey so much in such a short space of time.

Zt's Entry

I found this by far to be the weakest out of the four. The animation was decent at best at the beginning, but became pretty shoddy near the end. the graphics were never that great, and dropped through the floor when a stick man started skateboarding. Unlike Sqeezy's entry, which managed to still look good whilst in a random video style, this was at the complete other end of the spectrum.

For the first Time Trial, this was almost a complete hit, and a good way of showcasing what is possible in such a short period of time.


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