March 13, 2006 at 11:50 pm #170691
I have posted my first brickfilm, which in a way is sort of just a test. I know it is lacking in the animation field, but maybe the other components might still make it good. This was before I read the “12 fps minimum (:oops:)” rule but I think you might still like it.
Click here to watch the film. It is in Quicktime format.
(Also, if anyone is planning to actually put this in the directory, here is a link to the thumbnail image for the movie.)March 14, 2006 at 12:22 am #170697
The camera was really shakie some of the animation was good. It made me laugh abit. Keep trying.
-un0March 14, 2006 at 12:37 am #170700
Welcome to Brickfilms, Schlockading! o/ o/ o/
That’s not terrible for a first outing (much better than my first test). There seemed to be an awful lot of light flicker which suggests that your camera was set on “autoexposure”. If you let us know what kind of camera and software you are using, I am willing to bet that someone can help you figure out how to eliminate the flickering.
It also seemed a bit “bumpy”; perhaps you were physically pressing a button on the camera to snap the shots. Slight movements of the camera are very noticeable and you should avoid touching it at all, if possible. Again, we are here to help if you wish to discuss things further.
The voice acting and sound effects were well done. Perhaps some engine noises would help provide some realism (you are probably saving the good stuff for your next film).
Towards the end, I would have like to’ve seen the camera get down lower (to “eye level” of the minifigs) and perhaps zoom in a little. This would draw your audience in for the finish. (But for a first film, not too shabby.)
[spoiler=There was one thing about your film which I thought was awesome]The sheriff was wearing a “White Glove”. 😉 [/spoiler]March 14, 2006 at 5:09 pm #170842
“saulgoode” wrote: There seemed to be an awful lot of light flicker which suggests that your camera was set on “autoexposure”.
Yes, I had noticed that as well. I am using a Nikon Coolpix 4600 digital camera, along with iStopMotion software (as you could see by the annoying “Captured by a demo version of Boinx iStopMotion” watermark :roll) and iMovie editing software. However, I haven’t completely figured my camera out so I don’t know how to eliminate the light flicker. Some of it, however, was my shadow accidentally being in the frame.
“saulgoode” wrote: It also seemed a bit “bumpy”; perhaps you were physically pressing a button on the camera to snap the shots. Slight movements of the camera are very noticeable and you should avoid touching it at all, if possible.
I was pressing the button on the camera, but this iStopMotion software will not allow me to hook up my camera to the computer and take shots from there, so I had to resort to using the button on the camera. Also, I had the camera on a rather unstable tripod, so I’m thinking that next time I’ll mount it on something a bit more stable.
“saulgoode” wrote: The voice acting and sound effects were well done. Perhaps some engine noises would help provide some realism.
The voices were all my doing 8). However, I was very limited on the selection of sound effects. I had originally had a sound track going in the background, so there was no need for sound effects. Then I noticed that it was copyrighted music, so I had to leave it out and was left with no sound effects. Maybe someone could give me a link to some free sound effect mp3 websites?
[spoiler=A response to your comment]
“saulgoode” wrote: [spoiler=There was one thing about your film which I thought was awesome]The sheriff was wearing a “White Glove”. 😉 [/spoiler]
In fact, this was not planned. The sheriff just happened to have on a white glove, but I’m glad that you thought it was cool.[/spoiler]
Thanks again for the help!
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