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Today we begin ROUND THREE of our Animation Summer Jams event, where every 2-4 weeks we'll announce a new theme and everyone is invited to create animations around said theme. Points will be awarded each round, with winners announced at the end of the summer. You don't have to participate in every round but you'll have the most opportunities to earn points that way.

The Round Three theme is THE PROBLEMS OF THE FUTURE.

You have three weeks to create an animation that explores a problem you could imagine people experiencing in the future.

Include "ProblemJam" in your tags so we find your entry!

Rules:

Minimum length: 15 seconds (you can make it longer).

Music must not present licensing / royalty issues. Good resources include the Audio Portal (see Creative Commons info or ask for permission), an original composition by a teammate or one of these many royalty-free resources.

Your entry can be funny, serious or something in-between.

As lead animator, you may partner with background artists, in-betweeners, colorers, writers, voice actors, musicians and sound effects artists.

The lead animator is the one who earns points in each round of this event. Support members may work with multiple animators and change things up each round.

Round 3 Judges:

@JohnnyUtah and @Spazkid - From team Nightmare Cops.

@PsychicPebbles - NG Royalty.

@PhantomArcade and @IvanAlmighty - DBZ Collab organizers!

Other judges TBA.

Due Date:

Monday, August 6th at 3PM EST.

Happy animating!

Judging for ROUND 1 is complete. The theme was Bad Dream, here are the winners!

Bad Dream Jam Winners (1st - 10th)

  • A Recipe for Bad Dreams
    A Recipe for Bad Dreams by antdung

    What's old chef man cooking up this time?

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
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    Popularity
    4,075 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Prison of the Clairvoyant
    Prison of the Clairvoyant by KarlSia

    Two solitary beings in an abstract world. Animation Jam: Bad Dream entry

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    7,746 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • bad dream
    bad dream by hellwink

    animation jam submission

    Score
    4.05 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,817 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Nightmare Installed
    Nightmare Installed by Anton-Michael

    A New Horror Experience

    Score
    3.87 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,283 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Bad Dream :(
    Bad Dream :( by ChutneyGlaze

    Chutney has a bad dream :(

    Score
    3.92 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,657 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Bad Dream Goblin
    The Bad Dream Goblin by jazzhat

    a goblin sprinkles bad dreams into your face

    Score
    3.82 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,182 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • A Bad Dream
    A Bad Dream by DooderDoo

    It's a bad dream

    Score
    3.88 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,405 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • REM Flight
    REM Flight by bobbyCmorgan

    A flight on the edge of reality...

    Score
    3.89 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,237 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Takeoff Show - Bad Dream
    The Takeoff Show - Bad Dream by AnimationRules

    A Cartoon for the Bad Dream Animation Jam

    Score
    3.93 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,039 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Lycanthropy
    Lycanthropy by k7vin

    Magical girl transformation

    Score
    3.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,217 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Judges for this round were @RubberNinja, @PsychicPebbles, @JohnnyUtah, @Spazkid, @PhantomArcade, @IvanAlmighty and the combined user scores. Each judge contributed a top 10, where ten points was awarded for #1 and one point was awarded for #10.

First place was SUPER CLOSE, with A Recipe for Bad Dreams winning by one point!

Judging for ROUND 2, 1930s Robots, is now in progress.

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Animation Jam: Future Problems


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 15:11:01 Reply

Sounds great. Looking forward to Animation Jam: Future Problems.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 15:18:40 Reply

Ahh didn't make it into the top 10 for the dream jam but congrats to those who did! I've already got some devious ideas for what I can do for this jam...


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 15:27:03 Reply

oho, I like this idea. i'll have to do some brainstorming.

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 15:41:00 Reply

At 7/16/18 03:18 PM, snailpirate wrote: Ahh didn't make it into the top 10 for the dream jam but congrats to those who did! I've already got some devious ideas for what I can do for this jam...

Foot Licker was a fun one, it was one of Spazkid's top picks!


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 16:11:35 Reply

At 7/16/18 03:41 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 7/16/18 03:18 PM, snailpirate wrote: Ahh didn't make it into the top 10 for the dream jam but congrats to those who did! I've already got some devious ideas for what I can do for this jam...
Foot Licker was a fun one, it was one of Spazkid's top picks!

Ha ha, glad to hear that!


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 16:14:20 Reply

does this have to be a "real" future problem or like a funny "first world" future problem?

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 16:22:58 Reply

At 7/16/18 04:14 PM, idreamianimate wrote: does this have to be a "real" future problem or like a funny "first world" future problem?

It can be funny or serious.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 16:38:18 Reply

Can I leave some feedback for the site? It's way too hard to figure out how to upload art on mobile. I searched for like 2 minutes before I found it. And then, once I did, the thumbnail cropper didn't work. Not sure if the hard-to-find link is intentional because the art form isn't mobile-friendly. Also, I don't see the links for the different portals on the mobile user page. Is it supposed to be that way?

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The problems of the future, today!

It's the idea that came to me when reading the subject.
But I know it can't be an animation related to Newgrounds. The rules are that the characters have to be original & etc.

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 16:53:58 Reply

At 7/16/18 04:38 PM, DBuck-Eye wrote: Can I leave some feedback for the site? It's way too hard to figure out how to upload art on mobile. I searched for like 2 minutes before I found it. And then, once I did, the thumbnail cropper didn't work. Not sure if the hard-to-find link is intentional because the art form isn't mobile-friendly. Also, I don't see the links for the different portals on the mobile user page. Is it supposed to be that way?

Excited for the new entries!

The art upload form hasn't been updated to be mobile friendly yet, when that is done we'll have to be sure it's easier to get to on mobile as well.

The site categories are hidden on user pages to make the user page more of a priority / avoid confusion with user nav. This is still up in the air, though... I think a lot of people miss it.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-16 17:31:30 Reply

Aw man, I didn't place. Welp, just gotta put my all into this one. Congrats to the winners, it was well deserved!

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 01:59:57 Reply

had no time to participate in the last one but i'll see if i can get something together for this one!


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 02:13:22 Reply

Silly question, but are we able to use pre-existing characters in our submissions, or not?

Just wondering, since the rules didn't state anything about that, aside from copyrighted music.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 04:18:39 Reply

My sincerest congratulations to all the winners, as well as everyone who participated, there were so many great entries, and it was an absolute blast! I can't wait to see what people will come up with for this next jam.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 09:45:04 Reply

At 7/17/18 02:13 AM, RGPAnims wrote: Silly question, but are we able to use pre-existing characters in our submissions, or not?

Just wondering, since the rules didn't state anything about that, aside from copyrighted music.

I'm thinking pre-existing characters are ok for this one if they are especially relevant to the future problem. For anything else it would be best to create an original character, though.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 11:27:34 Reply

At 7/16/18 03:04 PM, TomFulp wrote: Bad Dream Jam Winners (1st - 10th)

Awesome -- we won first place, and by one point! Thank you @RubberNinja, @PsychicPebbles, @JohnnyUtah, @Spazkid, @PhantomArcade, @IvanAlmighty and everyone who voted for the animation!

I've been fortunate to compose original music for an animation in each round so far, and if there is anybody who could use a composer for this round just let me know. Even if I am unavailable, I still know a few high quality musicians here on Newgrounds who may be available to help out.

Thank you for allowing music to be an important part to your work :)


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 15:11:48 Reply

At 7/17/18 11:27 AM, Bosa wrote: Thank you for allowing music to be an important part to your work :)

Thank you for supporting these projects with great music! I love seeing this sort of collaboration around here.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 17:33:52 Reply

When can we expect to see the results from the 1930RobotJam?

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 18:05:09 Reply

I love the callback to the old Slogan


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 18:06:07 Reply

At 7/17/18 05:33 PM, BadTwinZ wrote: When can we expect to see the results from the 1930RobotJam?

At the latest they would be announced when the next round starts but more likely they will be announced before that - judges need some time to watch and rank their favorites.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-17 20:06:59 Reply

Mines done :-D

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-19 17:45:34 Reply

I've never heard of the animation jam. I try to make animations, but they're mostly blammed. I mean they're not that bad.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-20 01:14:07 Reply

Congrats to all the winners and runner ups in the bad dream thing

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  • THE GOOD CHILD
    THE GOOD CHILD by thegViantpath

    The path to becoming a good child in the bleak landscapes of a futuristic world

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My entry. A previous upload, the theme of which matches that of the jam. I believe previous uploads can be submitted to the Jam. If not, I would very much appreciate it if someone lets me know.

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-21 16:07:37 Reply

At 7/21/18 04:20 AM, thegViantpath wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/710336
My entry. A previous upload, the theme of which matches that of the jam. I believe previous uploads can be submitted to the Jam. If not, I would very much appreciate it if someone lets me know.

For animation jams with set theme and time constraints, it generally works best to only include entries specifically made as part of the jam. Artists may feel less motivated to participate in jams if the winners could come from a near limitless number of pre-existing works.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-21 23:31:44 Reply

Thank you for the response, Tom. I'll cOok something else up then.

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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-22 01:36:42 Reply

How many rounds will there be?


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-07-22 10:33:08 Reply

At 7/22/18 01:36 AM, ToddCircle wrote: How many rounds will there be?

There will be 2-3 more rounds.


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Response to Animation Jam: Future Problems 2018-08-03 04:31:20 Reply

On my way! Awesome idea