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    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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The Challenge for this trial was to create a movie working with black as your movie background color. The task was to maintain the black background throughout the bulk of your movie. The best 8 entries were selected and split into 2 groups. Thanks to everyone for participating and see you on the next time trial challenge on saturday.

-Lu

Reviews


RaenBoowRaenBoow

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Memories... :3 (I dont remember where.... o_o)

Why didnt I discover this untill now!? x-x So awesome with the music and all!

To Th1at3en:
I love you for making me remember ^^ I missed "Jezzball" (google it!) but maybe thats to new :3
Also, I recognized everything except the pixly guys with a basketball. Thanks to this I must ask a few questions:
The "floating eyes" and the spaceshuttle, who you tries to land safely on the planetsurface; Which games are these? What are there names? I recall playing them so baaaad X-X Very thankfull for answer <3

To Delitescent:
Where have I've seen this before?? O_O A game? A cartoon too?
Btw I was sure the selfconfident red guy would win x)

To Pako:
I love that song! ^^ But tell me, I recognize those floating blobthings from "I wanne be the guy"... but that game is a tribute to all of the original games... So what is the original game called with these scary but cute blobthings?

And to Tommylm:
Tenacious D ROCKS!! :D (Allways liked Jack Black ^^)
______

I know it's a long time since you guys did this thing but please if anyone can hear this I beg you to reply and try to answer my questions. <3 <3
Thanks and have a good one! :D



lepricon123lepricon123

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great

they way almost everything flowed together was amazing 8D



SkysAreSeasSkysAreSeas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

X.X

ow my brain exploded



CyberdevilCyberdevil

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice!

Yet another great part in this series! Another clash of interesting styles, with good music to accompany it, and a smooth interface to guide it along. Can't find any flaws in this, it's all high quality flash, creative and entertaining to watch. Keep up the great work!

-cd-



Daedo-The-MofoDaedo-The-Mofo

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Damn good Time Trial!

Black background eh? Seems like a pretty simple challenge compared to some others I've seen. Let's see what we've got!

Thirt3en's Entry

Wow, that was fantastic! The whole retro feel to it worked perfectly, as of course back in the 8 bit days a lot of games would just have black backgrounds to save memory, so it made sense to use a medley of classic games as your entry. I liked how you managed to transition between each game pretty seamlessly, and that music was just brilliant, really fitted in with the whole entry. Woooo!

Delitescent's Entry

Another videogame based entry eh? Again, this is a good idea for the entry and it works really well. Who doesn't love the bike scene from Tron? It looked so cool and of course was just a brilliant action scene. Loved the humor with the BLATANT MEGA MAN RIPOFF!! blurb, and the cool disc effect. Nice job!

Pako's Entry

This was pretty cool. An interesting little story, what was with the random Metroids?(Thats a video game reference in every entry so far) Still, the use of mainly white on the black background worked really well in a sharp contrast, expecially at the end when everything exploded into brightness. That music is great too, a nice slow build up to an epic finish!

TommyLM's Entry

I think this is the weakest entry in the Time Trial, which isn't to say it's bad. The style of this looked pretty camn cool, but it smacked of being a wee bit lazy in having the characters just sketched outlines. Audio is obviously fantastic being as it's The D, but it seems like you cut out the best part of the whole thing, with KG trying to show that anyone could make that song, and JB proving that it's still his. Also, LOL at making KG have hair, and JB being bald!

Overall, a really strong Time Trial here. Every entry manages to bring its own merits, and none of them are really duds. Great job!


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