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Jeff
01-01-2017, 03:50 PM
Details


Welcome to 2017! Now that the steaming garbage pile that was 2016 is behind us, it's time for a new competition! This time our theme is Discovery Gone Wrong. This is a semi-open theme where we thought it would be interesting for participants to come up with the idea for a discovery of some sort (can be any kind of discovery, like finding a lost city, stumbling across $50 lying on the ground, discovering your ancestry, or a new scientific discovery - be creative and original!) and explore ways in which things could "go wrong" in relation to it - like as a result of the discovery, or while actually making the discovery. The details are up to you! We'll be focusing again on the story aspect of your animation, so make sure to take care with how the story flows! We had some very unique submissions last competition, think we can out do it this time?

Don't forget we would like all entrants to make a thread in the Works In Progress (http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?30-Works-In-Progress) forum and keep it updated with your progress as you animate your submission. Doing this is not a requirement but we will be granting bonus points to those that keep their thread up to date, so make sure you make your thread to collect those points! Here are some past examples of the kind of thread we want you to make:

Evangelion - 1st Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90424-FTC-EVANGELION-1-02-You-are-(not)-done-(-%26%23865%3B%B0-%26%23860%3B%26%23662%3B-%26%23865%3B%B0)) - exceld
Gurren-Lagann - 3rd Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90466-Gurren-Hen-FTC) - Irian
The Hobbit 3 - 1st Place (Intermediate) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90558-FTC-The-Hobbit-3) - Barthimo1
Super Mario - 2nd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?83708-Gtl-Super-mario-bros-trib) - Syrius
Metal Stick Rising - 3rd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?84394-Metal-Gear-Rising-Revengeance-GTL) - Xrebellion

Entry Scoring


Submissions will be scored on the following criteria:

Submission

Story - Animation contains proper elements of a story such as setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution
Animation - Demonstration of technical animation skill. Things such as timing, rhythm, arcs, squash, stretch, etc. will all be taken into account.
Art - Artistic ability. Includes aspects such as scene composition, use of color, perspective, lighting, attention to detail, etc.
Direction - Your ability to direct an animation, taking in to account things like intent, story telling, emotion, use of music, use of sound effects, etc.
Originality - We're looking for entrants to try new things! The more you set yourself apart the better.
Extra
Posted Selections in Competition Thread
Created WIP Thread
Kept WIP Thread Updated
The animation itself accounts for the majority of total possible points, but final ranking is not determined solely by how good your animation is. The above criteria will be scored out of 30, with 3 extra points for following the Extra section.

Lateness Penalty


These competitions are designed to last a total of 2 and a half months, but we understand that life can get in the way. If you're in need of more time, you can ask for an extension but be warned, there will now be a 0.35 point lateness penalty off the final score for every day past the original deadline you take, and we can only give up to an extra week before we need to move on to the next competition, so use this option wisely. Time management is a good discipline to have; this is to remain fair to those who put in the effort to finish on time.

Timeline






01
JAN


Competition Begins
The competition officially commences, entries can be submitted any time after this.





17
MAR


Final Due Date
All entries must be submitted by this date! Entries are no longer accepted after this day.





27
MAR


Winners Announcement
Judges will spend the week reviewing and scoring entries. The final results will be posted this day.




How To Enter


To enter the competition all you need to do is reply to this thread with your selections. Every few days we will collect the names of people who've posted and add it to a list of participants which everyone will use to keep track of who's entered and their progress. You may still submit an entry even if you don't make a WIP thread or announce your choices here, but you will be at an automatic disadvantage to those who do! When you have finished your entry, ensure you've met all the requirements listed below and send me a private message with your PayPal email address and a link to the SWF or video download of your entry. We will collect submissions and announce the winners according to the timeline above. We will be releasing the submitted animations on a weekly schedule after the competitions ends, so remember not to leak your entry anywhere until two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels! If you do not supply a PayPal email address you will not be able to receive your prize if you win.

Requirements


These must be followed in order for your submission to qualify. Failure to meet these requirements will automatically disqualify your entry.

Must mainly focus on stick figures
Must be a complete finished animation, cannot be split into multiple parts
Must have sound effects & music
Must contain a minimum of 90 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
Must contain official or custom StickPage branding (download official Flash package (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package.zip) or MP4 video package (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package-Video.zip)), applied in the following ways:
Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at or reasonably near the very beginning of your animation, after any preloaders and before any other introductions
Main Menu Link - If your animation is a SWF and has a menu, a link to StickPage must be present somewhere in it
Watermark - A StickPage watermark must be present in the lower left-hand corner of the animation throughout playback, must be a link to StickPage if it's a SWF
Credits - StickPage must also appear during the credits, must be a link if it's a SWF
All released versions of the animation must contain the StickPage branding described above and no other branding except for the author's personal branding
Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
Must have a PayPal account to receive prize

No Copyrighted Music - We will no longer accept submissions with copyrighted music for legal reasons. Please see resource list below for options.
Cursing - StickPage is frequented by a diverse range of people of various ages and cultures, and as such we tend to air on the side of caution when it comes to a controversial subject like whether or not swear words are appropriate. We would rather you avoid swearing completely within an animation.
Extreme Gore - In the past some talented animators have gone a little overboard with their graphic depiction of violence and gore in their animation, and it left some viewers feeling uncomfortable. To avoid upsetting our viewers we may ask you to tone down some gore if it's too much. This is only in very specific circumstances where the depiction is realistic enough to affect viewers. Your average stick figure cartoon violence is still perfectly fine!



Prizes


For this competition we're once again offering up a $5,000 prize pool across 15 placements! Check out our prize breakdown below:


1st - $1500
2nd - $900
3rd - $550
4th - $400
5th - $350
6th - $300
7th - $250
8th - $200
9th - $150
10th - $100
11th - $60
12th - $60
13th - $60
14th - $60
15th - $60

FAQ & Help


Not sure on something? Feel free to post questions in this thread! Common answers or good questions will be added below.

What Music Can I Use?


As of 2017 we will no longer be accepting submission that contain copyrighted music. This makes it a bit harder for authors to set an appropriate tone, so we've copied a handy list from Newgrounds (http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creator-resources/music-and-audio-resources/royalty-free-free-music) of royalty free music you can use in your submissions. Please make sure you are not using copyrighted music as your submission will be disqualified if you are.

Newgrounds Audio Portal (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/)
Incompetech (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html)
Musopen.org (https://musopen.org/music/)
Free Music Archive (http://www.freemusicarchive.org/)
YouTube Sound Library (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/)
JoshWoodward.com (https://www.joshwoodward.com/)
FreeSoundtrackMusic.com (http://www.freesoundtrackmusic.com/)
Premiumbeat.com (https://www.premiumbeat.com/) - Paid
NoCopyRightSounds (https://www.youtube.com/user/NoCopyrightSounds)


Participants


Here are our entrants and their progress so far!

Announced: 25 | Progress Threads: 8/25



Arch-Angel
Genesis (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101680)
Barthimo1
Log #52 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101874-SPAC-Log-52)
guramecon


Irian
Atsukedaime
Treasure
JasontheBoring
ACXpedition


HyMaster
ισχύς | Power (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101701-SPAC-%26%23953%3B%26%23963%3B%26%23967%3B%26%23973%3B%2 6%23962%3B-Power)
Externus? I think?
Fordz
Love Birds


GuzFA
Inscius
kronusFA
Dianism
OVERPOWERED (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101673-SPAC-OVERPOWERED)


Drifts
John Jobs
power fuse0
Natural Selection (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101684-SPAC-Natural-Selection&p=1472238#post1472238)


rdhiyar
Unbelievable
Seagull
S99D


quinsilva
Framed
jaguilar
Kursura
Interloper (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101864-SPAC-Interloper&p=1473452#post1473452)


exceld
ooqeaaM
WaveSP
Lag
Trip (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101905-SPAC-Trip-(working-title)&p=1473914#post1473914)


brasick
Avarice (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102012-SPAC-Avarice)

Arch-Angel
01-01-2017, 03:54 PM
Heck yeah, major storyboarding incoming tomorrow.

Also, first post, so that means I get +.75 to my animation.

Barthimo1
01-01-2017, 03:59 PM
Count me in. Let's hope that I find enough time to create something awesome.

I guess for now I'll call it... Log #52 (subject to changes).

apielang
01-01-2017, 04:04 PM
Aah another Competition started... I think won't join this time. Last competititon really made me busy and with collage, no time for rest X.X... Hopefully a lot of people will be able to complete the animation

guramecon
01-01-2017, 04:11 PM
No Copyrighted Music - We will no longer accept submissions with copyrighted music for legal reasons. Please see resource list below for options.

oh my god why. But yeah, I can understand the reason behind it.
Put me on the list.

Irian
01-01-2017, 04:32 PM
"Now that the steaming garbage pile that was 2016 is behind us" lol yeah

Mark my words, I'm going to start this one VERY SOON. And not wait until the last month like the other competitions..

Atsukedaime
01-01-2017, 05:38 PM
im in with "Treasure" as my tittle

guramecon
01-01-2017, 05:39 PM
Question :

If I make a parody animation and use a copyrighted content that related to the parody, is that classified as Fair Use for this competition?

JasontheBoring
01-01-2017, 08:28 PM
Coolcool, I hope I'll be able to finish a significant amount of work this time.

Imma call dibs on "ACXpedition."

HyMaster
01-01-2017, 09:41 PM
Gonna join, it's a story about discovery of power.

Externus
01-02-2017, 01:17 AM
I'm here to make money and use lens flares. And I'm all out of lens flares.

Fordz
01-02-2017, 01:20 AM
"Relativity"

I'll try to be punctual.

GuzFA
01-02-2017, 04:00 AM
"Inscius"

I don't know if I will finish this one.
But I'm gonna take a shot

kronusFA
01-02-2017, 05:25 AM
I'm joining. Haven't decide the story yet.

MethodAnims1
01-02-2017, 05:47 AM
Yo Jeff, what if i signed up for the beginners competition, can i also join this one?

Drifts
01-02-2017, 08:37 AM
Missed out on the last competition due to being busy with work. B/ut this time I'm planning my time ahead, gonna kill this theme. At least minimum 1 hour animating a day.

exceld
01-02-2017, 11:15 AM
Looks fun af man! But I'll pass this due shits going on :( Good luck to all contestant <3

John jobs
01-02-2017, 12:04 PM
alright I'm joining this one LETS DO THIS

Arch-Angel
01-02-2017, 01:22 PM
Aaaaaaaand my thread is up:

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101680-SPAC-Sand-and-Stuff!&p=1472217#post1472217

power fuse0
01-02-2017, 03:52 PM
Count me in, I'll call my entry "Natural Selection" for now. Subject to change.

edit:

thread is up. looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101684-SPAC-Natural-Selection&p=1472238#post1472238

Irian
01-03-2017, 12:30 PM
How do you use audio from Newgrounds? Do we have to message the creator and ask them if we can use their music?

rdhiyar
01-03-2017, 06:26 PM
Gonna joint this with a name of title "unbelievable"

Seagull
01-03-2017, 06:33 PM
Oooh I like this theme. I think I'll join. I know I probably won't win, but still. I wanna join.

HyMaster
01-03-2017, 07:46 PM
Are anime and game music considered as copyrighted music?

Seagull
01-03-2017, 10:12 PM
Are anime and game music considered as copyrighted music?

Probably. most games and anime I know of have copyrighted music. However, there definitely are some that aren't. For example, the ones you can find on the Newgrounds portal aren't copyrighted I think. If you're not sure, you can always just make a test video with the song and upload it unlisted to YouTube. if you get a copyright notice, then it's copyrighted. if you don't, then it's not.

Dianism
01-04-2017, 03:46 AM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101673-SPAC-OVERPOWERED

I'm joining >_<

guramecon
01-04-2017, 12:20 PM
Are anime and game music considered as copyrighted music?

Anime original soundtrack are copyrighted.

John jobs
01-04-2017, 02:34 PM
I'm gonna join my temp name will be Infinite power

Arch-Angel
01-04-2017, 02:52 PM
Updated my thread

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101680-SPAC-Genesis&p=1472395#post1472395
http://i.imgur.com/lrSBdGP.png

HyMaster
01-05-2017, 07:43 PM
Probably. most games and anime I know of have copyrighted music. However, there definitely are some that aren't. For example, the ones you can find on the Newgrounds portal aren't copyrighted I think. If you're not sure, you can always just make a test video with the song and upload it unlisted to YouTube. if you get a copyright notice, then it's copyrighted. if you don't, then it's not.

Anime original soundtrack are copyrighted.
Thanks guys! :)

My thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101701-SPAC-%26%23953%3B%26%23963%3B%26%23967%3B%26%23973%3B%2 6%23962%3B-Power

RalvinTY
01-06-2017, 06:03 AM
goodluck to everyone here ^_^

John jobs
01-06-2017, 06:38 PM
wile I'm working on this animation I'm still waiting for my pay on the Old vs New. lol

S99D
01-07-2017, 01:10 PM
Count me in! :D I'll call it "Digging Up the Past"

quinsilva
01-11-2017, 11:48 AM
I have an idea brewing, count me in!! A murder weapon will be found but are the cops going to give him the benefit of the doubt?
CAlling this one "Framed"

poppetje3D
01-12-2017, 05:49 AM
Good luck peeps, maybe ill join when I get an idea.

power fuse0
01-12-2017, 08:03 AM
Good luck peeps, maybe ill join when I get an idea.

yeh you better!

Kursura
01-14-2017, 03:35 PM
Hey Jeff, is there any repercussions for not finishing? I'd like to try entering but I'm more inter than pro and want to try something more experimental to make up for that. But it could prove hard to complete.

Also, can you update the thread with current participant please?

poppetje3D
01-15-2017, 03:23 AM
Yeah a lot of times I have difficulties to finish as well. Had it a lot with these competitions that I didn't like it while I was halfway and just ditched it..

Edit,

Im thinking of doing something really abstract..

Irian
01-15-2017, 10:26 AM
How do you use audio from Newgrounds? Do we have to message the creator and ask them if we can use their music?


Just gonna copy pasta my question from before

^)

jaguilar
01-15-2017, 05:00 PM
i want in, i was planning something like... Discovering someone stronger than you. idk but thats the idea im going with

Kursura
01-15-2017, 05:25 PM
I'm going to take the plunge. Here's my progress thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101864-SPAC-Interloper&p=1473452#post1473452

exceld
01-15-2017, 06:05 PM
Just gonna copy pasta my question from before

^)


Probably you'll need to ask the creator before using it lmao. It'll be rude if you don't

Mustika
01-16-2017, 04:39 AM
Surprise

Announced: 20 | Progress Threads: 7/20




Arch-Angel
"Genesis" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101680-SPAC-Sand-and-Stuff!&p=1472217#post1472217)
Barthimo1
"Log #52" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101874-SPAC-Log-52)
guramecon


Irian
Atsukedaime
"Treasure"
JasontheBoring
"ACXpedition" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101676-SPAC-ACXpedition)


HyMaster
"ισχύς" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101701-SPAC-%26%23953%3B%26%23963%3B%26%23967%3B%26%23973%3B%2 6%23962%3B-Power)
Externus
"In Absentia" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101670-SPAC-Externus-In-Absentia)
Fordz
"Relativity"


GuzFA
"Inscius"
kronusFA
Drifts


John jobs
"Infinit Power" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101700-SPAC-Infinit-power)
power fuse0
"Natural Selection" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101684-SPAC-Natural-Selection&p=1472238#post1472238)
rdhiyar
"Unbelievable"


Seagull
S99D
"Digging Up the Past"
quinsilva
"Framed"


poppetje3D
Kursura
"Interloper" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101864-SPAC-Interloper&p=1473452#post1473452)










Just wanna help Jeff while I can. It's time to update. xcuse me gon' need to rest after all the table codings x_x

Kursura
01-16-2017, 05:03 AM
Nice work Musti. Nice to see all the participants together for easy reference.

Fordz
01-16-2017, 07:12 AM
My concept has been solidified and finalized.
After the exams this Wednesday, I'll find some music and officially start this shit.

Jeff
01-16-2017, 09:34 AM
Whew I am back at full capacity everyone! Time to get organized here. Hope everyone's holidays were excellent! I have updated the main list of participants on the first post, let me know if you spot anything out of the ordinary! Big thanks to Mustika for stepping in, wish I had seen his post before making my own so I could have saved some time but oh well lol

This week I will get an update on the status of prizes from the last competition. Also expect a new montage and release schedule coming up soon! It's taking a bit longer due to some copyright issues we're sorting through, but it will be done. :stickpage:

Gonna answer some questions for everyone:


Question :

If I make a parody animation and use a copyrighted content that related to the parody, is that classified as Fair Use for this competition?

Can you go in to more detail in a PM maybe? Fair Use is sometimes difficult to argue depending on how the original material is used. Many times people believe they are in the clear under Fair Use when they are not, so I just want to be certain before giving the go-ahead.


Yo Jeff, what if i signed up for the beginners competition, can i also join this one?

Yes absolutely


How do you use audio from Newgrounds? Do we have to message the creator and ask them if we can use their music?

Yeah, the majority of the time the author will be fine with it but if it doesn't have a public license you do need to get permission. You can see the license for each track on the left side of it's view page. If it's not a public track, you can send them a message and get permission directly which clears you for use.


Are anime and game music considered as copyrighted music?

Yes. If you're taking songs from an album, movie, show, or game it's more than likely copyrighted.


Hey Jeff, is there any repercussions for not finishing? I'd like to try entering but I'm more inter than pro and want to try something more experimental to make up for that. But it could prove hard to complete.

Also, can you update the thread with current participant please?

There are no repercussions for not finishing lol just do your best and make good use of your time and if you can't finish then it's no big deal. You can always try again next round!

Also the thread is updated :P


Just wanna help Jeff while I can. It's time to update. xcuse me gon' need to rest after all the table codings x_x

lmao welcome to my paaiinn

thank you for doing that, rest now my child

Barthimo1
01-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Got a thread up.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101874-SPAC-Log-52&p=1473532#post1473532

And checked some of the other threads and I am really looking forward to those entries. Good luck to everyone.

exceld
01-16-2017, 06:26 PM
I feel the urge to make an entry D: Gonna make an entry!
ooqeaaM

Fordz
01-17-2017, 12:36 AM
Jeff, are nightcores and dubsteps free of copyright?
You know, when you speed up the music and add some extra beats to it?
There are a lot in YouTube so just asking.

Also, to what extent are we not allowed to use copyrighted music?
Can we cut clips of it for certain sections of the animation?
Also, how about song covers, music sung by another, they are not copyrighted anymore right?

Jeff
01-17-2017, 10:25 AM
Jeff, are nightcores and dubsteps free of copyright?
You know, when you speed up the music and add some extra beats to it?
There are a lot in YouTube so just asking.

Also, how about song covers, music sung by another, they are not copyrighted anymore right?

This is kind of a grey area. In the music industry it seems that there's disagreement over when exactly a song becomes transformed enough to be considered a completely different song. Many Nightcore songs are transformed so much that they are considered original work, in which case you still need to get permission from the author because they own the copyright for it now.

However a great number are actually infringing copyright because they just aren't transformed enough. These are actually considered covers. Covers are kind of strange. They are not inherently copyright-free, and if you want to legally cover a song you need to own the mechanical license for it. Despite this most people who cover songs never bother to get a license and exist in a grey area, but these covers are still technically copyright infringement and we can't accept the use of them either.

Think of it like this: Would you feel your rights have been violated if someone traced your animation frame for frame and published it on YouTube, then a company came along and used it in a commercial without asking which made them thousands of dollars?


Also, to what extent are we not allowed to use copyrighted music?
Can we cut clips of it for certain sections of the animation?

Unfortunately no, we cannot accept it at all if it has any length of copyright music in it. Some people believe it's not copyright infringement if you only use a couple of seconds of the song but it still is.

To be clear though that depending on the subject matter you might still be able to use copyright music and be protected under Fair Use. If you are going to use copyright music under Fair Use I would advise you send me a message first because I find a lot of people don't clearly understand Fair Use and I don't want anyone to do a lot of work and have their entry rejected because it's not actually Fair Use.

Also, if you own the license to use a copyright track then you are free to include that song. Some people here actually have purchased licenses to songs for use in their work which allows us both to be in the clear legally.

JasontheBoring
01-17-2017, 02:40 PM
*looks at main thread post*

Oh sorry jeff, here's my thread link: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101676-SPAC-ACXpedition

jaguilar
01-17-2017, 03:48 PM
hey jeff idk if you mentioned it before, but i want to double check to make sure.... if we ask the artist for permission to use the song, would we be able to use it? i know it seems like a silly question but i want to get through this competition with as little problems as possible

exceld
01-17-2017, 07:51 PM
The thread is up! http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101896-SPAC-ooqeaaM
Good luck all :D

Seagull
01-18-2017, 09:26 AM
hey jeff idk if you mentioned it before, but i want to double check to make sure.... if we ask the artist for permission to use the song, would we be able to use it? i know it seems like a silly question but i want to get through this competition with as little problems as possible

Probably, yeah. I think it's also a matter of YouTube's automatic copyright system though, so I'll wait for jeff to answer that question for ya

Lag
01-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Joining, working title: Trip;
wip thread http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101905-SPAC-Trip-(working-title)&p=1473914#post1473914

Good luck to everyone. =]

Fordz
01-19-2017, 08:49 AM
How about if I sing a cover? Is that fine?
It's my voice anyway, how's that?

Also, if I use another person's "original music" with lyrics and all that, all I need is to ask permission from the owner right?
I mean, their music is not licensed so YouTube won't mind, so I need is permission from the owner.

Anyway, it's really hard finding "completely" copyright-free sounds since almost every music has an owner.
I think the main goal here is to find music that won't trigger YouTube's copyright alarm system.

Anime "ambient" music is good too right? The orchestral/intrumental music they use when they fight or something.
This is kinda frustating. To make things easier, can we PM you Jeff some music we'd like you to confirm if it's okay for use?
Since now, the music can be a factor whether we are disqualified or not, it's really... hard...
Because I don't see a clear line between okay to use and not okay to use as of now.

Oh yeah, another thing.
My ideas involve blood, lots of it. Can you give us some kind of guide on how much blood is allowed or how detailed? (A picture would be preferable)
Otherwise, I'd be doing some children's fairy tale or something, but most fairy tales have happy endings so it's not gonna be in line with the theme.
Demn.

EDIT:
You know what, I think I'll just play it safe and use stuff from YouTube's Copyright-Free Sound Archive.
You can answer these just in case other people need the info and for the sake of clarification for competitions to come.

Renaming my entry to, "Love Birds".
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Drifts
01-19-2017, 03:09 PM
FFS how long it took me to find some decent non copyright music :( But I finally got 3 songs that will just about work for me. A lot of non copyright music aren't very refined, but I guess that's to expected since they're free. Ok, now I can finally start my story board, and think of creating my thread.

Cozen
01-19-2017, 05:33 PM
Joining in on this
Name:
"A Found Man"

Thread:
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101916-SPAC-A-Found-Man

@Jeff for progression post is it alright to record your work and post them on youtube and just link them on the thread?

power fuse0
01-20-2017, 04:26 AM
FFS how long it took me to find some decent non copyright music :( But I finally got 3 songs that will just about work for me. A lot of non copyright music aren't very refined, but I guess that's to expected since they're free. Ok, now I can finally start my story board, and think of creating my thread.

Well shit, I'm in the same boat. Got approval from the content creator that I could use it today. Also, hi Drifts :D

Drifts
01-20-2017, 05:44 AM
Well shit, I'm in the same boat. Got approval from the content creator that I could use it today. Also, hi Drifts :D

Heeey :) good luck in the competition, excited to see what you produce.

WaveSP
01-22-2017, 10:58 AM
i'm on it !!!
dont know the name of the project yet

brasick
01-26-2017, 01:39 AM
I'm joining, wish me luck.
Title : Avarice
Progress Thread : http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102012-SPAC-Avarice

power fuse0
01-26-2017, 03:20 AM
I'm joining, wish me luck.
Title : Avarice
Progress Thread : http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102012-SPAC-Avarice

Good luck!

Will keep an eye out for progress on your thread :)

Jeff
01-27-2017, 11:55 AM
Main thread is up to date! Let me know if I missed anything


hey jeff idk if you mentioned it before, but i want to double check to make sure.... if we ask the artist for permission to use the song, would we be able to use it? i know it seems like a silly question but i want to get through this competition with as little problems as possible

Yes if you have permission to use a song by all means use it!


To make things easier, can we PM you Jeff some music we'd like you to confirm if it's okay for use?

This would probably be easiest if anyone is having problems.


@Jeff for progression post is it alright to record your work and post them on youtube and just link them on the thread?

Absolutely!

MetalOxide
01-29-2017, 05:32 AM
im joining
project name; cold blood
progress thread; http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102092-SPAC-Cold-Blood

Zero
01-30-2017, 03:44 AM
I'll be participating.

Please put mine as "One hell of a Night".

John jobs
01-30-2017, 01:05 PM
I'm dropping out...want to refine my skills before jumping into another comp. good luck to every one else

power fuse0
02-01-2017, 07:31 AM
I'm dropping out...want to refine my skills before jumping into another comp. good luck to every one else

That's a shame, you should use these types of competitions to motivate you and help improve your skills. Deadlines are good because they apply pressure that otherwise wouldn't exist, and as a result you tend to achieve something from it.

If you are dropping out, it would be interesting to see what you did produce (if you produced anything that is).

Zero
02-01-2017, 08:51 AM
My progress thread is out:

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102141-SPAC-DGW-(02-02)-One-Hell-of-a-Night

GuzFA
02-11-2017, 12:33 AM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102283-SPAC-The-Fault-In-Our-Ancestor
Just made a thread yesterday,

Goodluck everyone!

RalvinTY
02-11-2017, 07:15 PM
i'm also joining count me in ^_^

guramecon
02-16-2017, 09:48 AM
i just noticed there's no 16:9 ratio resolution requirement
so doesnt that mean we can set whatever resolution ratio we want?

if it's so, i want to use 21:9 ratio (cinemascope)

Atsukedaime
02-18-2017, 05:39 AM
my thread is up !
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102404-SPAC-Treasure&p=1476110#post1476110

Bams
02-19-2017, 10:10 AM
I'm in with "" The False Mercy""
thread link:
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102433-SPAC-The-False-Mercy

Praveen00
02-26-2017, 03:29 AM
Count me in. My Thread name is

[SPAC] - Endiran - The Robot

wip:http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102516-SPAC-Endiran-The-Robot&p=1476512#post1476512

Arch-Angel
03-02-2017, 01:43 PM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102573-SPAC-Witch-Queen-s-Wrath&p=1476803#post1476803

Alright Jeff, looks like we're doing this again.

Reds
03-02-2017, 06:54 PM
I wanna join put me in

RalvinTY
03-05-2017, 06:00 AM
here's my work in progress. ^_^

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102607-SPAC-Our-Last-Night-together&p=1476913#post1476913

Fordz
03-05-2017, 10:16 AM
11 days left my friends! GO FIGHT WIN!
Excited to see what you guys got in store :)

I'll join the next comp hehe, kinda in the film making project right now.

Drifts
03-09-2017, 03:06 PM
Not sure if i'm gonna finish on time, been so preoccupied with work, but i'll keep pushing.
My thread:
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102692-SPAC-The-land-beyond-the-snow&p=1477212#post1477212

power fuse0
03-09-2017, 04:45 PM
So....Who's done?

Kursura
03-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Not me that's for sure.

kronusFA
03-11-2017, 11:19 PM
So....Who's done?

me :^)
wip thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102808-spac_-_body_stealer)

KingDorango
03-14-2017, 12:35 AM
sign me up, gonna name my anim: heart

sorryh
03-14-2017, 02:08 PM
sign me up! http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102834-SPAC-Lost-Cult

Kursura
03-16-2017, 03:26 PM
Almost done. Just a load of tweaking and sfx adjusting left to do.

pyrosamurai
03-16-2017, 11:15 PM
Can I have a one-two day time extension?

Reds
03-17-2017, 07:39 AM
Finished mine...that means im the second post?

Hundk
03-17-2017, 09:30 AM
sign me up - the title is "goodness is lost"

Kursura
03-17-2017, 09:31 AM
Can I have a one-two day time extension?

Their shouldn't be an extension this late. It would be unfair to the people who went all out to finish on time. Keep in mind though you can hand in a while after the due, you'll just get a points deduction based on how late you were. It should cover the day or two you need.

pyrosamurai
03-17-2017, 11:11 AM
Their shouldn't be an extension this late. It would be unfair to the people who went all out to finish on time. Keep in mind though you can hand in a while after the due, you'll just get a points deduction based on how late you were. It should cover the day or two you need.

Thats what i was referring to i misread the frontpage

Fordz
03-18-2017, 02:13 PM
Overtime, this literally means that your submission will get a deduction for each day beyond the deadline.
Good luck guys! I'm kinda wondering why this place is a bit inactive, oh well.

Kursura
03-18-2017, 03:22 PM
Overtime, this literally means that your submission will get a deduction for each day beyond the deadline.
Good luck guys! I'm kinda wondering why this place is a bit inactive, oh well.

I'm wondering too. Would expect more posts around this time. Interested in how many people submitted. I managed to finish only a few hours before the deadline.

kronusFA
03-18-2017, 10:13 PM
Am I the only one didn't get a confirmation message or everyone is...?

Hundk
03-19-2017, 03:01 AM
Am I the only one didn't get a confirmation message or everyone is...?
chat him via discord

Atsukedaime
03-19-2017, 05:23 AM
Am I the only one didn't get a confirmation message or everyone is...?

ah i think im the only one. i didnt get confirmation mess too

KingDorango
03-19-2017, 06:41 PM
yea i didnt get one either

Kursura
03-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Same here. Tried Hundk's advice and ask him on discord, didn't get a response.

Mustika
03-20-2017, 02:06 AM
I recall Jeff mentioned sometime ago on Discord that he's gonna be busy this week? Soo chances are the confirmation's gonna be slower than expected, unfortunately.
May the force be with you guys for the judgement day~

Praveen00
03-20-2017, 05:54 AM
Finished and submitted my entry.

My Thread : http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102516-SPAC-Endiran-The-Robot

Fordz
03-20-2017, 11:33 PM
Finished and submitted my entry.

My Thread : http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102516-SPAC-Endiran-The-Robot

A 3D entry? Now this I gotta see.

power fuse0
03-21-2017, 03:41 AM
A 3D entry? Now this I gotta see.

hey now! He's not the only 3D animator here :3

Jeff
03-21-2017, 12:46 PM
Yeah we actually have a few 3D entries this round! I'm so pumped to see.

Currently sitting at 15 submissions so we're already doing better than last season! It seems quiet but that doesn't mean people aren't working :P I know there are a few people working hard to make it in time, I hope they manage.

I've sent out confirmations to those who have submitted! If you haven't gotten a confirmation and you did submit PLEASE let me know ASAP (before Friday when we do the judging)

Cozen
03-21-2017, 03:12 PM
I didn't get a confirmation.
submitted a while ago

Drifts
03-21-2017, 05:20 PM
I got the confirmation! Damn! 15 entries, sucks some people are gonna miss out on some of the prizes. The competition looks super healthy this round.

Kursura
03-21-2017, 05:45 PM
This is going to be tight. Hope I can get in the top 15.
And you can say that again Drifts, seems like a great turnout.

pyrosamurai
03-21-2017, 11:16 PM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102900-Spac-Unintentionally&p=1477867#post1477867 heres my wip thread
the animation is called unintentionally

RalvinTY
03-21-2017, 11:58 PM
:( I have no chance of winning.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102904-SPAC-The-Time-Machine

Jeff
03-24-2017, 10:17 AM
TODAY IS THE DAY. We're winding down with 17 entries total, which is amazing! This is going to be an intense competition and I can't wait to watch all of these!

So based on some feedback there's going to be a change of plans. Our judges are finding it difficult to squeeze everything into a single day and the week that I originally assigned to give them time to judge has been cut by the grace period we give animators so I've decided that I'm going to start giving them the weekend after the competition ends to do their judging. Winners will start being announced the Monday after the judging period starts, before night time just in case any of the judges need a tiny bit more time. The competition that follows will still begin on the same day.

Good luck everyone!

Reds
03-24-2017, 05:24 PM
So its on monday.....mannggg

Devstar2000
03-25-2017, 10:09 PM
I literally just made an account and I already want to join this competition! I have an awesome idea, but the month is almost over... Maybe next month :/

Fordz
03-26-2017, 10:46 AM
Wow, 17 entries. Really is a tough competition this time around. Too bad I didn't join, but I accomplished other things while I was out :)

I'm in for the next and final round, I'm giving it my all (if possible)

Kursura
03-27-2017, 10:57 AM
The suspense is killing me x-x

KingDorango
03-27-2017, 11:04 PM
on the edge of ur seats guys

Irian
03-28-2017, 05:21 AM
https://preview.ibb.co/cdzJ8v/asdd.png (https://ibb.co/md7iaa)
Looool. For the next round I definitely won't say anything unless I've actually completed 50% of an animation

anways I'm excited to see the entries for this round, as always.

Kursura
03-28-2017, 07:41 AM
https://preview.ibb.co/cdzJ8v/asdd.png (https://ibb.co/md7iaa)
Looool. For the next round I definitely won't say anything unless I've actually completed 50% of an animation

anyways I'm excited to see the entries for this round, as always.

That's why I started and worked on my entry for several days before signing up. Wanted to get a good idea of whether I could actually finish it or not.

Hows the judging going Jeff?

Arch-Angel
03-28-2017, 08:19 AM
Waiting on judge 3 from what I've gathered

pyrosamurai
03-29-2017, 11:16 AM
Please dont forget my wip thread :(

Jeff
03-29-2017, 07:44 PM
Hey guys, checking in because I know it's a few days past when we were supposed to announce the winners. I'm currently stuck waiting on Judge 3 to get their scores in, the score card is mostly filled out but there are a few still missing. Sorry it's running on so long, this is obviously not how I usually like to run these. The end of the next competition will be reworked so things like this are less likely to happen, but it will still begin as planned. I will have to announce the changes shortly after it starts so hopefully that doesn't ruin anyone's plans. Thanks for sticking in there!

Additionally, if you're a winner of the beginner's competition please note there was some confusion about the payments last week and they didn't go out as planned. The two delays here are related, but we're working on it!

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