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Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:03:35


-- Round 3 --

Over the next 25 days, the 4 winners of the Round 2 Brackets will face off to decide who will move on to the Final Round!

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*** Round 3 ***
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The Theme for the Round 3 is...

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*Divide By Zero*
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*** Matchups ***
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Matchups and current brackets can be viewed at http://tofa.munchymedia.com/

* Dave Bruno vs. Sandwich Eater
* Elfman Rox vs. Lazy Mode Comics
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on August 4th to complete your submissions. Submissions taken after the deadline are subject to the late penalties listed below.
* Entries must fit the theme above to both level the playing field and ensure that entries were not previously created.
* The animation must be no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 10 minutes.
* The animation must be in flash format. Other mediums are allowed (but not beneficial to the animator's time constraints), but the final product must be produced in flash and published on NewGrounds.
* Excess nudity, profanity, and other things of profane nature are not allowed. (It should not have a "Mature" rating.)
* Absolutely NO copyright material is allowed without permission. If you use copyrighted music or other material in your animation, you MUST get the permission of the original creator of that material.
* If you would like to parody, then use similar names instead of the real names - ie. "Smears" instead of "Sears". No copyrighted material whatsoever.
* The Audio portal is a great source for music, just be sure to get permission to use it for this contest!
* Any entry in violation of these rules will be disqualified.
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*** Judging ***
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Entries will be judged by the following judges:
* Tom Fulp
* NitWitt
* Symphybunny
* Zeurel
* Salty Peach

Entries will be scored out of 4 points in 5 categories from each judge, totalling 20 possible points from each judge. The scorecard being used looks like this: http://tofa.munchymedia.com/scorecard.pn g
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries can also be uploaded via the NewGrounds Dumping Grounds.
* Entries must be linked in this topic to be submitted.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
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*** Late Penalties ***
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Late penalties look like this for submissions after the deadline:
0 - 29 minutes: - 5 total points
30 - 59 minutes: - 10 total points
1 - 2 hours: - 15 total points
2 - 3 hours: - 20 total points
3 - 4 hours: - 30 total points
4 - 5 hours: - 40 total points
5+ hours: Disqualified
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*** Current Prize ***
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The current prize pool is set at $1,710 Cash, as well as a Windows copy of Adobe Premiere CS5 and After Effects CS5 (Est. $1800 value). Additional donations can be made using the Donate button on the TOFA Website, and will be accepted up until the final round.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to TOFA 2011, you are agreeing to let us show it off in the future as a testament of awesomeness.
* Final sorting of prize money among winner and runner-ups will be determined once donations are no longer being accepted.
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Good Luck!!


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:09:07


The theme is what now?

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:09:19


At 7/11/11 12:03 AM, TOFA wrote: *********************
*Divide By Zero*
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An odd theme I must say.

Well, DaveBruno, we all know I don't have very much of a chance of beating you. But I shall try harder now than EVER BEFORE.


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:10:22


At 7/11/11 12:09 AM, sandwich-eater wrote:
At 7/11/11 12:03 AM, TOFA wrote: *********************
*Divide By Zero*
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An odd theme I must say.

Well, DaveBruno, we all know I don't have very much of a chance of beating you. But I shall try harder now than EVER BEFORE.

That's the spirit! I want a challenge now, so do your very best! Also... this theme...

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:36:33


At 7/11/11 12:14 AM, Mark-er wrote:
At 7/11/11 12:10 AM, DaveBruno wrote:
Also... this theme...

Will be a real challenge for all of you and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:39:08


Ugh...


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 00:39:36


lol one of my friends said "You should animate it on 0's".... so I'm done! lol.... jk of course

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:01:07


Fungasm should have gone on.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:11:23


At 7/11/11 01:01 AM, King-Rat wrote: Fungasm should have gone on.

Because OBVIOUSLY a flash animation with one continuing soundtrack and no voices is way better than an animation with actual voice acting and various backgrounds.


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:25:05


I couldn't care either way man, I entered for fun and to be productive. Dave Bruno did really well and beat me in a close round. It's all good <:

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:26:03


At 7/11/11 01:11 AM, Thundaboom wrote: Because OBVIOUSLY a flash animation with one continuing soundtrack and no voices is way better than an animation with actual voice acting and various backgrounds.

Hey now! Lets not sling mud here! Truth be told, Fungasm was incredibly good! That definitely was the narrowest margin I think I've ever won by. For a long while I was thoroughly convinced I lost. If I had done just one thing different, I'm sure he would've gone on. I'm definitely not better than him in any way, just different. I thoroughly applaud your skill Fungasm!

Now I just hope that I can please Fungasm's fan base as much as he does so that I don't receive comments like the one above. Its not that I don't believe Fungasm should've moved on, its that I want to be as famous as him so people will like me proceeding! lol

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:30:52


At 7/11/11 01:25 AM, Fungasm wrote: I couldn't care either way man, I entered for fun and to be productive. Dave Bruno did really well and beat me in a close round. It's all good <:

And productive you WERE man! I'd bro fist you if I could, you definitely got some great Demo Reel material there! I especially love the scene from your last entry where he's in court and he's explaining himself. The way he's moving his arms and bobbing slightly just looks so fantastic! Bravo man, keep up the awesomeness!

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:31:19


At 7/11/11 01:11 AM, Thundaboom wrote:
At 7/11/11 01:01 AM, King-Rat wrote: Fungasm should have gone on.
Because OBVIOUSLY a flash animation with one continuing soundtrack and no voices is way better than an animation with actual voice acting and various backgrounds.

Also It doesn't matter if a flash has voice or not. It can be equally as well done or better. Ever see "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in Fantasia? In fact, most of all early animation that had sound that ran on one track and timed to music.

The reason I believe I lost, is because I have a habit of getting very lazy. Which is what happened, and it affected the quality of my submission. especially towards the end where I skipped a lot of frames and reused animated scenes. On top of that, Dave's was well animated and good all around. <:

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:34:22


Why do people keep posting and complaining about the outcome?

Both entries did great! I was really into knowing who would actually win, and yeah, they are very different, neither is better than the other one.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:35:56


At 7/11/11 01:34 AM, PinkSkull wrote: Why do people keep posting and complaining about the outcome?

Both entries did great! I was really into knowing who would actually win, and yeah, they are very different, neither is better than the other one.

I'm still waiting for you to say yes to my date invite.


No!

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:47:31


This theme... is a toughie.


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 01:58:10


At 7/11/11 01:47 AM, sandwich-eater wrote: This theme... is a toughie.

It certainly is! I think I have a few ideas on how to INTERPRET this theme lol but none as to what Ill actually do with it >.>

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 02:58:54


On another note, we are only accepting donations until the end of this round! When the final round begins, donations will be closed. Currently we have $1710 in donations, and need $290 to reach our goal of $2,000.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!, or in my signature.

Best of luck to everyone this round!


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 06:25:15


Just woke up and read everything. This is the second round in a row I've gotten first in originality. (And yet, I hardly see myself as a good writer.)

Within the first 30 seconds I got a rough idea of what to do.

Also, this one's gonna be tight, lazymode.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 10:18:29


R.I.P Fungasm..
Good luck to everyone!
GO ELFMAN AND DAVEBRUNO..
Sorry guys I pick favorites...
I havent read the brackets yet so brb


"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 14:46:44


I think I may have a winner. It will be like nothing I've done before... well... it will be a sequel to Vic Aces, but the way it gets pulled off will be interesting. We'll see what happens!

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 15:14:32


I'm pretty worried about this next opponent. LazyModeComics does amazing FBF and is immaculate when it comes to anatomy.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 16:33:48


At 7/11/11 03:14 PM, Elfman-Rox wrote: I'm pretty worried about this next opponent. LazyModeComics does amazing FBF and is immaculate when it comes to anatomy.

I'm naked a lot. =]

-Jake


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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 20:16:45


At 7/11/11 04:33 PM, LazyModeComics wrote: I'm naked a lot. =]

Wonderful! lol On my end, I'm juggling about 10 ideas, but I think Ill just start writing and see what sticks. So far the biggest script I have is for a Children's Cartoon-esque thing. And yes, it would be a straight up legit Children's Cartoon, not parodying one for adults or anything. The idea I have is really cute, and my dad always said I should make an animation my autistic brother would enjoy, so I think I may take this opportunity to do that ^^

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-11 21:17:02


Autistic brother you say?
That would be nice but how many brothers do you have cuz dont you have a twin 3d animator?


"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-12 02:00:01


At 7/11/11 09:17 PM, Jomillex wrote: That would be nice but how many brothers do you have cuz dont you have a twin 3d animator?

Indeed I do! I have 3 brothers. Greg is the oldest, he's not really into art or anything, then Danny who's autistic, then me, then my Twin Brother who was born 30 minutes after me who's a CG Animator.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-12 03:48:11


then my Twin Brother who was born 30 minutes after me who's a CG Animator.

well, well, well, that is really epic! for lack of a better word hahaha xD

I'm still hanging around here 8-)

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-12 03:59:15


At 7/12/11 03:48 AM, PinkSkull wrote:
then my Twin Brother who was born 30 minutes after me who's a CG Animator.
well, well, well, that is really epic! for lack of a better word hahaha xD

I'm still hanging around here 8-)

You are?.... <3


No!

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-12 08:16:26


Hay look I'm Pinkskull.

Response to Round 3! ( T O F A 2011 ) 2011-07-12 12:34:36


Where is Thor's feedback?