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Honestly, I won't be missing those sprite movies. I've always thought that completely original productions deserved more attention and better scores than those sprite movies. While often times they are well organized in terms of story-telling and the use of the sprites, I've never thought that they could honestly compare to an original animation of the same caliber.
At 12/10/10 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote: Saturday, December 11th. Print out his blog post and bring it in exchange for a $5 Penicorn!
What a bargain!
I personly take pride in buying my favorite artist music to support them. But is it truly bad to use a kick ass song for a music video? You are essently promoting that artist and acutly saving him money including the companies since they don't have to hire anybody to promote there song. I mean look at Mindchambers music video using colds song. How many newgrounders you think immidetly googled up Cold the band and looked up more songs from them? I know I did. Even linkin park stated on a interview that they don't mind fans using there music for there projects since they believe it promotes there band more.
As for the audio portal I personally just can't find myself to use it espicy when it comes to competition I mean what is stopping one of those audio makers to deciding that they want a share of your prize/reward since you used one of there songs for 1/8th of the movie? I know it sounds selfish but wouldn't you feel kinda insulted if you spent 6+ months working on say a madness day movie, using a song that some user made 2 years ago, that was produced in 3-4 hours. Then have him expecting to have half of your prize?
To me, we shouldn't be running for the hills, or should we be throwing firebombs threw the music companies windows. What we should do is educate them in the possiblities that come with users like newgrounders creating content for them. Its free, it brings there song out there.
If we come across a submission in the portal, there are now only three options for which a whistle should be blown, will there be another option for use of copyrighted material? In other words, will the community be somewhat responsible for the policing of the portal when it comes to copyright? If that is so, what if the submission does have permission but the community is unaware. I think it's a good start to tell people to stop doing it, but I can't see a good way to enforce it. But I like it, I think NG will be better because of it.
Fuck this.This is an insult to our freedom to express ourself. As simple artists who are NOT looking for a financial income for their ART this is like taking a crutch from them. By no means i want to dish the resources from the audio/art portal, but come on! If i hear a song i like in the radio and want to make a music video for it, I should be able to do it! As artists i think we have that right, yeah, we don't charge for shit we do. What's next? Fuck sprites movies cuz they are copyrighted material? Fuck parodies cuz they remind you of copyrighted material? All because a record company or a film studio want to make more money from a song or movie? Because of so called ''artist'' in the mainstream want every penny they can squeeze out of their ''passion'' to buy their 5th car, 3th house or crap they want? Tom should back to the old slogan: '' The problems of the future today'' cuz if we keep this thing up we wont be able to sing a song in the bathtub without being owned by copyrights.
If you leave your pussy open, Dicks are going to fuck it hard. We, the legs, have to stay close next to each other if we don't want that to happen. Especially if the pussy is going to wet itself every time it sees a dick.
At 12/10/10 05:34 PM, smirkstudios wrote: Sounds great, Tom! I could stand to see more originality.
Hey, is there going to be a Christmas Contest this year?
At 12/7/10 02:37 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Now would be a good time to address this year's Winter Flash-Off. We will still be organizing a winter collection of games and movies, but due to lame economic conditions I won't be budgeting much in terms of prizes.
I'm fine with this change, I've kind of gotten past the days where I'll hear a new song and be all, "OH EM GEE I HAVE TO MAKE FLASH ABOUT THIS!!!1!11" I do think putting together a resource library would be an awesome idea though, I'd love to see a compilation of sites and things to get resources and materials. However, I must bring up a point. If you're going to encourage people to use the audio portal, then I'd suggest you try to make it a little easier to find songs in the style/genre that you need. I've noticed that whenever I'm looking for a specific type of song, I usually end up either searching a keyword, or selecting a genre and then blindly clicking on a bunch of songs hoping that one of them fits. I don't know if it was designed to be that way, and I don't know if that's how you're supposed to do it, but it can be frustrating. I don't have a solution for this, I just figured I'd mention it. Hopefully the upcoming redesign will address this issue.
At 12/10/10 04:58 PM, Rig wrote: This site needs a sort of job-search feature.
Truth spoken! I also agree with the Photo uploading and FX galleries...with the cuff of copyright material locked shut, who's to say Newgrounds can't expand into other fields? It would all benefit the production of independent creative works.
At 12/10/10 05:03 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote: Speaking of changes.. When does the next layout update launch? Can we expect new features or just a redesign?
Still no set date to announce. There will be new features that mostly enhance the existing experience... Hoping to better define the site and make all the content easier to find.
At 12/10/10 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote: Also dicks are still ok.
Hate to say this but that could be taken in so many ways it's not even funny...
At 12/10/10 01:12 PM, Billy-Bean wrote: What if it's a copyrighted dick?
and if you want a copyrighted dick google it. obi-wan kenobi picture shows up in the image search..
Serious note, what happens if there is still copyrighted songs played by someone that has the sheet music put up on ng? How wold affect someone that just plays songs on instruments?
Will you just take it down like they do on youtube or what?
there could be one but you have to careful!
Santa Claus may be copyrighted as well as carols, Christmas trees, lights, snowmen, Rudolf,Santa's Little Helpers bdsm outfits,"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'',Mrs. Claus, the North Pole, as well as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (Dunder/Donder), Blitzen (Blixem/Bliksem), Jesus, his birthday, Hanuka, Kwanzaa, Mary, the bible, Snow, Pico, SantaCon, X-mas, Parades, Christmas eve, day, morning, day after, the day after the day after, Christmas Mountains, Gifts, Donations, Charity and Christmas Criticism coming of it material nature.
Merry Hol- opps i hope i haven't broke any copyrights.
I just wonder sometimes...if i ask for Christmas the copyrights of copyrighting, that means that nobody could do it since they would be breaking copyrights?
At 12/10/10 05:33 PM, idontknow2 wrote: Fuck this.This is an insult to our freedom to express ourself. As simple artists who are NOT looking for a financial income for their ART this is like taking a crutch from them. By no means i want to dish the resources from the audio/art portal, but come on! If i hear a song i like in the radio and want to make a music video for it, I should be able to do it!
If you hear a song on the radio and want to make a video of it, that is fine, but like I said you should be prepared to not be able to share it on a large public stage.
A lot of people in this thread are saying "fuck the record companies", but there is really only one way to say "fuck you" - turn your back to them, walk away, and only work with independent artists.
At 12/10/10 05:53 PM, citricsquid wrote:At 12/10/10 05:44 PM, TomFulp wrote:hire that liljim guy he posts a lot on the forum and seems knowledgeable about programsAt 12/10/10 04:58 PM, Rig wrote: This site needs a sort of job-search feature.Have one in mind... Not enough programmers. :(
He has to finish redoing all the existing features for the redesign first. Because we always end up redoing everything.
At 12/10/10 05:54 PM, TomFulp wrote: A lot of people in this thread are saying "fuck the record companies", but there is really only one way to say "fuck you" - turn your back to them, walk away, and only work with independent artists.
Fuck yeah i will; and id be downloading my shit from now on, if i mind ya!
This is sicking. Just to squeeze more money from furfags like Justin Beiber.
You may now join you brother Art in heaven.
Art is dead these day, Money seem to be everything now
''Money, by everybody''
I have to agree with Rucklo, Sgt. Schultz Clock, Angel of Peace, Omega Red, and Zack Striefel on this issue. At the same time, I'm all for original content, but only if it's good. To me, it's not in the length, the animation quality, originality, or what have you; it's the end result that counts. Truth is, I think that there needs to be much needed copyright reform, considering how stringent copyright laws have become these days. That's the reasonably short answer, now here's the longer one:
I don't have a problem with commercial music and video game graphics in flash movies As Long As The Following Criteria Are Met:
-The subject isn't overdone (though I do like I Dream In Retro and Super Mario Second Chance).
-The Author has at least one or two original cartoons/games under their belt.
-The Author is just doing this to have fun and not use the site as a means to get rich quick. (More on this later)
This, of course, is one reason why I have both McFretN and Kine The Genius in my favorite authors list, as well as I Dream In Retro and The Undead in my favorite flash movies. Both original and derived projects live in co-existence in my book. On the other hand, I'm in favor of original content, and being original is good. However, that's only if the idea and work; otherwise we end up with the likes of Minushi, Clock Suckers, Lethal Injection (or anything by Notorious), Leo & Satan (though I thought the first one was a laugh riot), Tarboy, and Waldemar Schuur's Furbaby just to name a few. This brings up a point that I want to make: Most of the authors who use NG as a means to get rich quick are usually the ones with original characters. (Examples: James Farr and those guys who submit motion comics.) Of course, there are original cartoonists who read what others have to say, post on this forum, or take the time to review other people's submissions. These authors include:
Then there are those who claim to be ardently against the use of copyrighted stuff in flash movies in games, but when they use the aforementioned in their own creations; it renders their position null and void. And if they have been exposed for their fucked-up hypocrisies: then I expect their credibility to go down the shitter, followed by they being subject to the NG Assassin treatment.
Finally, there are authors who may not be completely original, but take the stuff they like and make it into their own. These are usually the most prevalent of the 'original' authors and most of them are well-respected if I recall. This is all I have to say on this issue, and it wasn't easy for me to say. However, I thought that my opinion on this issue was needed.
Side Note: Now, I'm all for property rights of all kinds, but I'm also in favor of copyright reform.
This will seriously impact the community of music video creators, of which I consider myself one.
I do agree that music artists should be paid for their hard work, but if the animator doesn't load it up with flash ads and doesn't make any money off his/her own hard work, how can anyone complain? I also agree that the audio portal contains hundreds of purely talented individuals, but sometimes there is a limit to free talent; if a person is talented enough, they'll want to get paid for it and won't give it away for free.
I guess the only option is to seek permission for every music video I ever do, like I did for my current project I'm working on (slowly). I got the permission for the music, but now I'm worried because I'm using loose versions of copyrighted characters in the animation. Here's hoping I can call in parody. *fingers crossed*
This is actually a total downer for me, not to say that I didn't expect it at all...
I've been working on this animation for a while containing tons of music from all sorts of soundtracks, which I have been accumulating for probably most of my life (my soundtracks playlist is just over 2.4k songs). I guess I'll have to scrap that then, what a waste. However I need to honor the code
The End has begun
At 12/10/10 11:43 AM, TomFulp wrote:At 12/10/10 11:29 AM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: So, I would not be allowed to use this nature music?I didn't hear any music or nature sounds in here, unless you meant the lightning sounds, which I think are you. :)
But anyone who is really serious about animating should consider buying a CD with ambient sounds such as storms, wind, oceans, etc... There are a lot of cheap CDs for that sort of thing, in fact this would be a good project for the Wiki. Ultimately we should also gather up as many free resources as we can.
Thanks for a solid warning to the community Tom, in the long run you're doing all the artists here a favor.
I like the idea of making my own content for the whole peice anyway, Happy Harry knows what's up.