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- N A T A 13 - Novice Round

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- N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:36:52


Congratulations and welcome to our 32 contestants who made it into the NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation 2013!
From here on out, only the highest scoring entrant from each bracket group will move on to the next round. In the end, we will have decided the Champion of Animation for 2013.
Please visit the Official NATA Website for all the information you may need!
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*** Novice Round ***

The Theme for the Novice Round is...
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* Animate to the Mood of the Provided Music *
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Include one or more of the following songs in your entry, animating your interpretation of the song's mood/emotion.
You can include other songs outside of these, so long as you include and interpret AT LEAST one of these songs:

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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on May 30th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without penalty.
* All entries must include the Nooni Media logo in their loading screen, title sequence, or credit roll. Note: You don't have to make it super huge or say "Nooni Media Presents" -- This makes it look like the animation was created by them. Instead, say "Sponsored by Nooni Media"
* 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 1 Minute and no longer than 10 Minutes.
* The animation must be submitted on NewGrounds in any video or flash format, so long as it can be considered animation. 3D, flash, traditional, and stop-motion are all acceptable formats.
* Excess nudity, profanity, and other things of profane nature are not allowed. (It cannot 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
* Emrox
* test-object
* NitWitt
* SymphyBunny
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Each judge will score each entry in 5 categories with 4 possible points in each category. These are: Artwork, Animation, Originality, Entertainment, and Structure. 4 Points x 5 Categories x 5 Judges = 100 Possible Points for each entry.
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "nata2013novice" to distinguish them from other rounds and years.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
* Be sure to post a link to your entry in this topic, to be sure your entry does not get lost.
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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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*** Prize ***
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All prizes will be awarded in September, AFTER the competition ends. Final Prize Division will be as follows:
Open Winners (32): $20
Novice Winners (8): +$70 ($90 total)
Pro Winners (2): +$250 ($340 total)
Champion (1): +$860 ($1200 total) + Engraved Crystal NATA Trophy + 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership + Interview with the Interviewer + NATA Shirt, Calendar, DVD, and Poster.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to NATA 2013, you agree to allow NATA and its organizers to use your material to promote the contest and use it for possible calendars and other merchandise.
* All entrants must have a paypal or the ability to receive a check in the mail in order to claim their prizes.
* The final Champion of Flash Artists at the completion of the contest must create an illustrated image of themselves interacting with planet Earth, as is NATA tradition to document their victory with such an image on the NATA website.
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Good Luck!!


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:37:22


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:37:36


I dont care cause i quit

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:40:19


At 5/5/13 06:37 PM, Chongo wrote: First

Also, balls. In the event that ANYONE can find a way to fit a boice actor in there, Kpheeyat and I are both open.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:42:05


Bracket Groups: (also viewable on the NATA site)

Rezeile / MisterChris0123 / Suprofound / Dereks
francisyfl / RazorbladeBreakfast / NewsioTV / UmbralTide
Pahgawk / McBinkles / VisedGrub / CzySzy
VieRickend / Oye-LKY / HDRevill / AngelXMikey
ButzboPrud / SafePlagiarism / LazyModeComics / RonaldRaven
TheCatCalledFish / sandwich-eater / astekolnikov / MrColeman321
BPremo / JABToons / sirhenrystudios / CroMagg
Hikarian / Brewster / BudMadeMeWiser / el-sammo


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 18:45:41


At 5/5/13 06:40 PM, Chongo wrote:
At 5/5/13 06:37 PM, Chongo wrote: First
Also, balls. In the event that ANYONE can find a way to fit a boice actor in there, Kpheeyat and I are both open.

maybe someone wants to have a rap overlay?


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 19:21:10


Sounds like fun! Had a question though. Should the music be the center of the submission, or does the submission just have to include one of the pieces?

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 19:27:05


Can I somehow modify any of the given songs, ex. add drums, strings, bras, panties, etc?


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 19:30:24


At 5/5/13 07:27 PM, CzySzy wrote: Can I somehow modify any of the given songs, ex. add drums, strings, bras, panties, etc?

I was wondering the same thing. Can I cut a song up, speed it up or slow it down, change the pitch? etc. Or is it supposed to remain untouched?

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 19:38:57


At 5/5/13 07:27 PM, CzySzy wrote: Can I somehow modify any of the given songs, ex. add drums, strings, bras, panties, etc?

Yes. We did this same theme a few years back (2008) and LazyMuffin remixed one of the songs to include his own additions.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 20:27:14


I'm gonna try to do this theme even though I didn't make it past the open!
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

(No but seriously, mine is not gonna be for judging.)


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 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 20:38:45


If you need a female voice actress or sfx help for this round, I'm your gal!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-05 23:11:45


hmm. well these are some really good pieces of mood music, the revenge and adventure one especially, though i think I have an idea for the melancholy one, though i think itll be a bit hard to put voice acting in there. What do you guys think?

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 00:03:51


At 5/5/13 11:11 PM, UmbralTide wrote: hmm. well these are some really good pieces of mood music, the revenge and adventure one especially, though i think I have an idea for the melancholy one, though i think itll be a bit hard to put voice acting in there. What do you guys think?

Yeah, the idea I'm working with right now is gonna be voice free. Let the music and visuals do all the work. Not that you couldn't put in voice, just feel like mine will work better without.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 04:30:28


Huuh, interesting. There are quite a lot of soundtracks that are based off of somewhat negative feelings, so I guess the comedians are going to have a challenge on their hand. That, or we are going to see a lot of contrapuntal music.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out! =)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 05:06:48


Huuh, interesting. There are quite a lot of soundtracks that are based off of somewhat negative feelings, so I guess the comedians are going to have a challenge on their hands. That, or we are going to see a lot of contrapuntal music.

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out! =)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 05:33:30


A couple quick reminders: Be sure to follow NATA's Tumblr, Youtube, and Facebook pages!
Also, we've had no orders for shirts or T-shirts, so those are still available on the main NATA site.

Also, we are always accepting more participants of NATA into the Skype chat. Just post your Skype name here and someone will add you!

Best of luck to all involved!


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 06:58:08


At 5/6/13 05:33 AM, NATA wrote: Also, we are always accepting more participants of NATA into the Skype chat. Just post your Skype name here and someone will add you!

If you wish to add me, my skype name is Czyszy (well, duh).


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 09:28:36


If you need a voice actor, holler at me =]


"Contra Mundum, Semper Et In Aeternum."

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

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 12:34:07


my Skype's Umbraltide, also.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 13:45:14


Sounds like it's going to be a boss round!

Also my Skype: Jabbeyroad

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 14:19:22


This round is already making me excited!
Skype: Mike.Southmoor


Click below to see some of my work

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 14:48:55


Trying to get started a little earlier this time, haha

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"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 15:20:53


At 5/5/13 07:21 PM, BudMadeMeWiser wrote: Sounds like fun! Had a question though. Should the music be the center of the submission, or does the submission just have to include one of the pieces?

Also, do we have to use the whole song?

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 15:26:22


At 5/5/13 07:21 PM, BudMadeMeWiser wrote: Sounds like fun! Had a question though. Should the music be the center of the submission, or does the submission just have to include one of the pieces?

Also, one more question. Do we have to include the whole song?

And I'd totally join the skype group. Skype name is evan.helf

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 15:49:39


Hey, I have a super nit picky question.

I see that each song has a mood that has been pre-desyphered (sad, anger, revenge, and scary) Am I animating something using those themes or is it my interpretation of the songs what I'm animating?

For example, if I heard the "angry" themed song and feel a more uplifting/happy tone from it, can I animate a happy feeling animation versus an angry one? Or maybe using the "revenge" theme for a comedy?

I haven't listened to the songs yet because I'm at work, I just wanted to get that question out first.
Thanks

-J

Also, Good luck everyone! And congratulations for making it to the next step!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 16:01:21


At 5/6/13 03:49 PM, CroMagg wrote: I see that each song has a mood that has been pre-desyphered (sad, anger, revenge, and scary) Am I animating something using those themes or is it my interpretation of the songs what I'm animating?
For example, if I heard the "angry" themed song and feel a more uplifting/happy tone from it, can I animate a happy feeling animation versus an angry one? Or maybe using the "revenge" theme for a comedy?

Yes and yes! I personally interpreted the Adventure song as more uplifting, but different interpretations and spins are encouraged and may help your Originality score. :)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 16:09:46


Yes and yes! I personally interpreted the Adventure song as more uplifting, but different interpretations and spins are encouraged and may help your Originality score. :)

Perfect!

Thanks!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Novice Round 2013-05-06 16:14:53


At 5/6/13 04:01 PM, NATA wrote:
At 5/6/13 03:49 PM, CroMagg wrote: I see that each song has a mood that has been pre-desyphered (sad, anger, revenge, and scary) Am I animating something using those themes or is it my interpretation of the songs what I'm animating?
For example, if I heard the "angry" themed song and feel a more uplifting/happy tone from it, can I animate a happy feeling animation versus an angry one? Or maybe using the "revenge" theme for a comedy?
Yes and yes! I personally interpreted the Adventure song as more uplifting, but different interpretations and spins are encouraged and may help your Originality score. :)

Am I aloud to animate to this theme except just not put the tag nata2013novice on my piece, because I have an idea for this theme. :)


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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