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- N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 02:04:50


This is it, everyone - the final showdown to determine this year's Champion of Animation. Please welcome our victors Pahgawk and Hikarian to the Final Round of the NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation, 2013.

Please visit the Official NATA Website for all the information you may need!
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*** Final Round ***

The Theme for the Final Round is...
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* A Dark Confession*
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on August 8th 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 (Marty)
* test-object (Dieter)
* NitWitt (Adam)
* SymphyBunny (Tiffany)
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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 "nata2013final" 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 - Final Round 2013-07-15 02:06:04


Now that's a theme.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 02:09:46


Hikarian vs Pahgawk on THIS theme?

This is gonna be VERY good.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 08:15:50


Ooh, I like this one. Should be fun.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 11:31:00


Gotta love those themes. Excited to see how this'll turn out


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 12:43:27


A month of sitting solely on the edges of seats has begun.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 18:06:11


At 7/15/13 12:43 PM, SafePlagiarism wrote: A month of sitting solely on the edges of seats has begun.

Idle time? You know what that sounds like a great opportunity for? ....SARCASTIC NOSTALGIA COLLAB! Pick a fun quote or experience from this past NATA and animate it! There are plenty of great quotes from the skype group and lots of fun experiences such as the clubpenguin incident. Just claim what you're animating in the forums here so that we don't accidentally have repeats.

24fps, 720x405 as usual. NATA ends on August 8th, so the deadline for this isn't at least until a week or so after that.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 18:15:17


At 7/15/13 06:06 PM, Pahgawk wrote: such as the clubpenguin incident.

So who gets that?


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-15 18:23:17


At 7/15/13 06:06 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
At 7/15/13 12:43 PM, SafePlagiarism wrote: A month of sitting solely on the edges of seats has begun.
Idle time? You know what that sounds like a great opportunity for? ....SARCASTIC NOSTALGIA COLLAB! Pick a fun quote or experience from this past NATA and animate it! There are plenty of great quotes from the skype group and lots of fun experiences such as the clubpenguin incident. Just claim what you're animating in the forums here so that we don't accidentally have repeats.

24fps, 720x405 as usual. NATA ends on August 8th, so the deadline for this isn't at least until a week or so after that.

I'm just going to quote the skype chat:
[6:13:11 PM] Kimber W (KaDoYuu): An entire clip of people opening their mouths and 'removed messages' coming out
[6:13:29 PM] Kimber W (KaDoYuu): and it all ends with 'THIS CLIP HAS BEEN REMOVED'
[6:13:41 PM] Kimber W (KaDoYuu): Yeah, I call dibs. No voicing even needed

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[6:13:52 PM] Dave Pagurek (Pahgawk): GUYS POST YOUR DIBS IN THE FORUMS

So here it is:

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-16 04:23:35


[6:13:52 PM] Dave Pagurek (Pahgawk): GUYS POST YOUR DIBS IN THE FORUMS

So here it is:

Well played *claps*

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-17 21:44:48


Progress report #1: This took probably way too long to make given how short it is
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/451f0cb7bf7f130046bd9e6e 2d31f665


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-18 12:54:44


At 7/17/13 09:44 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Progress report #1: This took probably way too long to make given how short it is
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/451f0cb7bf7f130046bd9e6e 2d31f665

I think the dicks are well drawn!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-18 16:47:58


At 7/18/13 12:54 PM, BrainworkInProgress wrote:
At 7/17/13 09:44 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Progress report #1: This took probably way too long to make given how short it is
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/451f0cb7bf7f130046bd9e6e 2d31f665
I think the dicks are well drawn!

That frame took the longest out of all of them. True story.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-19 16:50:52


At 7/17/13 09:44 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Progress report #1: This took probably way too long to make given how short it is
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/451f0cb7bf7f130046bd9e6e 2d31f665

this is only like 1/64 dick. You need to make each and every frame have at least 1 more dick.

I give it a 1/5 so far

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-21 18:29:00


SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE:
CLUBPENGUIN300 FINALLY ACCEPTED THE INVITATION TO THE WALK COLLAB!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-23 14:52:59


At 7/21/13 06:29 PM, Pahgawk wrote: SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE:
CLUBPENGUIN300 FINALLY ACCEPTED THE INVITATION TO THE WALK COLLAB!

This is a good thing. We've all been (un)officially inducted into the next SF:GW.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-23 23:10:49


Here's the Nata Chat Log in its entirety for those looking for a good moment for the collab!!

http://www.mediafire.com/?d5asjo2bfb356ua


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-27 12:08:49


At 7/23/13 11:10 PM, Chongo wrote: Here's the Nata Chat Log in its entirety for those looking for a good moment for the collab!!

http://www.mediafire.com/?d5asjo2bfb356ua

I never got an invite to the chat :(


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-27 17:59:18


At 7/27/13 12:08 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I never got an invite to the chat :(

Did you post your Skype in the NATA open round thread? If not then that would explain why you weren't added.

hey dudes, post your skype names and we'll add ya to the official NATA skype chat

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-07-28 08:11:30


At 7/27/13 05:59 PM, SafePlagiarism wrote:
At 7/27/13 12:08 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I never got an invite to the chat :(
Did you post your Skype in the NATA open round thread? If not then that would explain why you weren't added.

I am 90% sure I did... if I didn't then I am a fool.

Mitchellbrownusaf

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-01 16:46:48


At 7/15/13 06:06 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
At 7/15/13 12:43 PM, SafePlagiarism wrote: A month of sitting solely on the edges of seats has begun.
Idle time? You know what that sounds like a great opportunity for? ....SARCASTIC NOSTALGIA COLLAB! Pick a fun quote or experience from this past NATA and animate it! There are plenty of great quotes from the skype group and lots of fun experiences such as the clubpenguin incident. Just claim what you're animating in the forums here so that we don't accidentally have repeats.

24fps, 720x405 as usual. NATA ends on August 8th, so the deadline for this isn't at least until a week or so after that.

I'll be animating how happy I was when I found out that the sarcastic walk cycle collab that I entered got 3rd place. AND I GOT 5 NEW FANS! BABY STEPS MAN! BABY STEPS!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-03 19:09:51


OhEmmGee. Aren't you guys done yet?

This is taking 4ever. When I head it was Dave and Sif, I figured we'd be done with the round in like three days, but nooooo you guys are just having a grand ol' time taking all month. Pshhhh

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-03 21:08:42


At 8/3/13 07:09 PM, SafePlagiarism wrote: OhEmmGee. Aren't you guys done yet?

This is taking 4ever. When I head it was Dave and Sif, I figured we'd be done with the round in like three days, but nooooo you guys are just having a grand ol' time taking all month. Pshhhh

If I were to imitate last round, then I'd finish tomorrow. Unfortunately I'm not quiiiite there yet.

Patience, young grasshopper!


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-06 22:24:51


TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-07 01:23:05


At 8/6/13 10:24 PM, McBinkles wrote: TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE TEAM DAVE

Team Sif or Team Dave, it's the toughest choice of the year.

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-07 15:54:19


woo

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-07 17:52:31


I feel bad for judges. Both entries are GREAT.
Both are soo different in approach, storytelling and animation style and both did amazing job.
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but there's a manly choice to make!
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TEAM SIF!!!

Response to - N A T A 13 - Final Round 2013-08-07 21:36:56


Awesome!! You have just over 24 hours to make any last-minute changes to these :)


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