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Feeling weird, post NATA blues...

Posted by Jaybabywolf - June 2nd, 2014

So NATA open round finished and I didn't get through. Which is actually fine! Getting through would've been amazing don't get me wrong but I can focus on all of my other stuff and not feel the pressure to rush.

The thing that got me was my score, which was a lovely 6. Not exactly the best! Bummed me out a little but I can understand the reasoning (rushed, minimal animation, overreliance on tweens, stills to pad time, etc) but seeing such a low score after feeling fairly okay about my entry is a bit of a downer.

I think it's shown me how far I have to go still and how much growing I have to do as an animator.  So from now on, I'm going to only post on Newgrounds if it's an original animation that I feel truely proud of.

What I mean by that is that on my Youtube channel, I've recently posted these two videos:

Reasons they're not on Newgrounds are a little specific. The Game Grumps one I feel the animation is a little poor, and I want each new animation on here to be an improvement over my last. Plus I'm sure yall have enough Game Grumps posted here :)

The other one is my more Youtube specific show which has absolutely minimal animation on purpose. 

BUT check them out if you're really interested, they're not in anyway BAD (I think!) but they just won't be on Newgrounds. Though I have some new animations that I'm looking forward to sharing on here which I feel step it up.


And you know what? There's always NATA 2015 ;)

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Don't let it wear you down! I think above all else, the best part of NATA is that it gives you a chance to connect with other indie animators, the guys and gals you'll be competing, talking, growing, and hopefully working with for years to come.

That's true! I've learnt a LOT from this year and seeing everyone's entries is really inspiring, thank you as well, your photoshop tutorial is really good! Gonna be practicing with that for a while, Flash is a right pain sometimes :')