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  • “Nick Durron” wrote: As Krick said, draw inspiration from other works, but don’t copy them, like Eragon did.

    No kidding. I only saw the movie, didn’t read the books; but in the movie at least, the whole thing was just cribbed together from other sources. It was actually kinda fun to identify all the different places they stole from… but that…[Read more]

    7 years, 9 months ago
  • “MiniMation” wrote: If you don’t mind cannibalising your Artoo minifig then this is the ideal solution:

    I don’t mind, but I’m not sure I understand exactly what he did. Grinding studs off the body is easy enough, but what about the holes in the head? I almost wonder if he glued the cut-off studs…[Read more]

    7 years, 9 months ago
  • “Krick Films” wrote: You could sand down the studs and attach the head with sticky-tac.

    Well, for that matter, I could insert a white 2×2 round tile and do that. But the gaps on the base of the head (where the studs normally fit) are pretty glaring.

    “Smeagol” wrote: Use one of these and build around it (or frame the shot) such that the plate…

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    7 years, 9 months ago
  • Thanks for pointing this out, guys — you saved me from making a big mistake. I had just about decided to order a QCP 5000 from Amazon. But based on advice here, I instead got a used QCP 4000 from eBay. It should arrive within the week — hopefully it’ll be a step up from the iBot I’ve been using.

    Incidentally, Kyle, I’d be happy to vote for…[Read more]

    7 years, 10 months ago
  • “Kyle” wrote:

    Camera FAQ.

    Yes, but to be fair, there are a number of obvious errors in this article, making a newbie wonder how much it can be trusted. For example:

    The disadvantage is that they are very light, and the cable is not too long and flexible, which can make it easy to move it while filming

    It…[Read more]

    7 years, 10 months ago
  • “hali” wrote: Like this? (Scroll down a little)

    !– m – … 0notes.htm!– m —

    The backdrop idea could be good for people starting out. I’d prefer to use ones that weren’t in other films though. But for newbies, yeah, good idea.

    Yeah, like that! Only, for my own films, I wouldn’t want it…[Read more]

    9 years, 11 months ago
  • “Blue2393″ wrote: Apparently I’m missing something in order to watch it, but it’s not on the quicktime server so I can’t fix the problem. Could you perhaps make an avi version so I can see it please?

    I tried AVI, but I couldn’t find any combination of settings for it that didn’t produce an enormous file. Even with the Cinepak codec at “medium”…[Read more]

    9 years, 11 months ago
  • I’m just a newbie around here, but I was surprised to not find some standard backdrops in the Resources section. It seems like something most brickfilms would need, and which could be easily contributed to by lots of artists.

    I’m thinking of developing some using LEGOs, possibly in conjunction with digital composition. So if it’s a forest…[Read more]

    9 years, 11 months ago
  • Thank you for the comments, Nos. You’re right, I had my camera using all automatic settings, and it looks like it futzed with the brightness or gain toward the end, when the white-clad minifig reflected more light towards the camera.

    I’ll read over that tutorial, it looks very helpful.

    Can you elaborate on the shakiness you saw? Maybe you…[Read more]

    9 years, 11 months ago
  • Rats! I really thought I had it this time. :x

    All right, this time I’ve exported it from a different app, as a QuickTime movie with H.264 compression. The quality is good, the file size (2.5MB) is reasonable compared to other formats I tried, I’ve verified that there is no resource fork, and I’ve checked that it plays correctly in my…[Read more]

    9 years, 11 months ago