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Thread: BEGINNERS - "Knife to a Gun Fight" [NOW SCORING] - Summer Competition 2016

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    BEGINNERS - "Knife to a Gun Fight" [NOW SCORING] - Summer Competition 2016

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    Beginners, now's your chance to have your voice heard! Which is better: Melee Weapons or Guns? We want to determine a winner once and for all - so pick a side, come up with a weapon design, and defend your choice by animating how a battle would play out between your weapon design and your opponent! The title does not mean you have to choose a knife, you can create any kind of weapon as long as it's either a melee weapon or a gun, and you must have either a melee weapon or a gun win the battle. Don't just show how deadly your weapon could be, prove your choice is the better one by any means! Is it terrifying? Effective? Defensible? Your imagination is the limit! At the end of this competition, we will look at what side the top 10 submissions chose to prove what the better weapon type is. May the better team win!

    We would like all entrants to make a thread in the 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:


    Note: This competition is intended for beginners only. Not sure if you're a beginner? Neither are we. Chances are if you feel comfortable competing in one of our main competitions, you're not a beginner. Otherwise, feel free to join in!

    Entry Scoring

    Submissions will be scored on the following criteria:

    Submission
    • Weapon Design - We're looking for unique, well thought out weapon designs!
    • Animation - Demonstration of technical animation skill. Things such as timing, rhythm, arcs, squash, stretch, etc. will all be taken into account.
    • Art - How well you can draw. We'll look at things like design, detail, coloring, outlines, etc.
    • Length - We require a minimum of 60 seconds, but it doesn't have to be exactly 60 seconds. A longer animation is better as long as the quality doesn't suffer because of it.
    • Originality - We're looking for entrants to try new things! The more you set yourself apart the better.

    Extra
    • Posted Chosen Side 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.

    Timeline

    15
    JULY
    Competition Begins
    The competition officially commences, entries can be submitted any time after this.
    1
    OCT
    Final Due Date
    All entries must be submitted by this date!
    8
    OCT
    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 stating what side you've chosen. After posting, make your progress thread in the Works in Progress section. When you have finished your animation, double check that you've met all the requirements listed below and send me a private message with your PayPal email address and a link to both the SWF and the FLA of your entry, or the video file if you've chosen to use another program. You may still submit an entry even if you don't make a WIP thread or post here, but you will be at an automatic disadvantage to those who do!

    We will accept 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 involve stick figures in some way
    • Must be a complete self-contained animation - no two-parters
    • Must have sound effects & music
    • Credits & introductions should not be excessively long, we will not accept submissions that have more credits than animation
    • Must contain a minimum of 60 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
    • Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here or MP4 video package here), applied in the following ways:
      • Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at 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
    • Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
    • Must have a PayPal account to receive prize

    Prizes

    We have a total of $1,000 in prizes for this competition. Check out the break down below:

    1st - $330
    2nd - $200
    3rd - $120
    4th - $80
    5th - $70
    6th - $60
    7th - $50
    8th - $40
    9th - $30
    10th - $20

    FAQ & Help

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

    Participants

    Here are our entrants and their progress so far!

    Announced: 15 | Progress Threads: 10/15

    Melee
    Seagull
    Progress Thread
    Scatterface
    Progress Thread
    TekSoda
    Progress Thread
    Mr Michael
    Progress Thread
    mr.qu
    Progress Thread
    Dragzor
    Progress Thread
    TheBurningSword Tecness2
    Progress Thread
    shadowtears
    Clic anim's

    Guns
    TacezzaPivot Darknesspawn
    Progress Thread
    TheBestG
    Progress Thread
    [Constant]
    Progress Thread
    Bearry
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    ok,this seems like something i would have chances on winning.
    who cares really lol
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    i'm joining this too i need the money

    also why is the beginner prompt so much fucking better than ours. wtf man
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    This feels a bit more like my comfort zone. Of course I still plan to finish my part for the Main competition, but with everyone else who joined that one, it's looking like I'll get last place again, like I did on classic crossover lol.

    I'm choosing the Melee weapon side. Are we allowed to use multiple types of each weapon in the fight? Like for example, the gun guy could have a pistol then switch to a rifle, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Externus View Post
    i'm joining this too i need the money

    also why is the beginner prompt so much fucking better than ours. wtf man
    wut,you're not a beginner lol
    I hope this doesn't start a controversy
    who cares really lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegridwhereyouaretrapped View Post
    wut,you're not a beginner lol
    I hope this doesn't start a controversy
    He might as well be. He's not gonna finish his part anyway.
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    you know me well
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    WIP thread for this too? I thought this was just gonna be like some 10 second animation thing.
    i'm in tho.
    also will the judging criteria be less strict because we're beginers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Note: This competition is intended for beginners only. Not sure if you're a beginner? Neither are we. Chances are if you feel comfortable competing in one of our main competitions, you're not a beginner. Otherwise, feel free to join in!
    Does this mean you can't join both?

    Also the aspect ratio thing isn't here. What's up with that?
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    GOOD LUCK TO ALL! I love watching animations .

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    I'll join this I guess. I'll have the Melee win in my Ranged vs Melee part. (So choosing Melee)
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