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  • Kirk would take down Picard so fast Warp Speed would feel like Yugo Speed. Picard would still be trying to -think- of something while Kirk was throwing blows.

    And Macs suck.

    (Not really, they’re actually okay. But as a mostly PC user I just don’t care about Macs. Or arguing with Mac zealots. It’s like a religion to them–Benlen’s post is so…[Read more]

    10 years, 5 months ago
  • The SE looks fantastic. It’s better in every one of the original scenes than we’ve ever seen.

    People can quibble all they want about the new material added. I like some changes and don’t like others.

    But saying it looks anything other than the best looking release ever is really biased by unrelated factors.

    PS. If you hate it so much,…[Read more]

    10 years, 5 months ago
  • m1rk0,

    The lighting and setup are really good in your before shots. For various reasons, my shot isn’t quite so simple, and my lighting is much worse.

    But I think the main difference is you used a digital camera. I’m limited to my WebCam in this case and worse yet it’s live video in motion. I did another shot completely digitally in…[Read more]

    10 years, 6 months ago
  • Those stills look pretty good–I’d be interested in seeing the before pics and hearing about your process. I’ll post some details about my bluescreen issues when I’m at home later tonight. Too much typing for work browsing…

    The best brickfilm bluescreening I’ve seen is in Jay Silver’s Rise Of The Empire. Lechnology’s Star Wars movie also has…[Read more]

    10 years, 6 months ago
  • I’m working on my first big film so I’m very new here as well. My advice about greenscreen is to avoid it at all costs. It seems like it should be fairly straightforward, but it incredibly difficult and time consuming to get it to look good (in the freely sofware at least.)

    I recommend concentrating on learning stop-motion, storytelling,…[Read more]

    10 years, 6 months ago
  • I enjoyed your other clips more.

    This is kind of like the prologue in some books where the author is really the only one who thinks it’s necessary. Not really bad, just not really moving things forward. And the action bit and effects weren’t bad, but not nearly as nice as some of your other clips.

    I liked the effect and song in the credits…[Read more]

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • Could be wrong since I don’t have one, but I think the CCD in the QuickCam Pro is 640×480 so the 1024 is just scaled up in software which could effectively be done better by a DV camcorder or PhotoShop style software.

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • Agreed, I work in the industry, so I have PS at my disposal, but it is admittedly pricey. Gimp is a good substitute for the budget minded.

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • It’s motion blur. They probably did it in pro-level software like After Effects but you can similate it in PhotoShop (and possibly PS clones) using a motion blur effect frame by frame. In Photoshop it’s under Filters : Blur.

    I’ve also seen films where people tried to simulate the effect (on a single object) with more common “smear” type tools.…[Read more]

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • The native resolution of your DV is 720×480 which is basically DVD quality.

    You should be able to get it out at that resolution in any typical video software. One possible issue with USB is if you don’t really have complete USB 2. You might have a USB 1 cable, card, or drivers and your software might be adjusting to only show you the highest…[Read more]

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • Pierce fit the mold, but the stories never lived up to the hype. And last time they tried to “change” bond films (Tim Dalton era) the public liked them less, so odds are we’ll see the samed tired formula that plagued Pierce’s tenture.

    10 years, 7 months ago
  • At the bare minimum you need:

    1) A camera.

    2) Software that lets you take a still with that camera if it’s a webcam. (This typically comes with every webcam, or you can download Stop Motion Animator). Digital Still Cameras and DV Camcorders of course let you take a snapshot like a typical camera.

    3) Software that will make your stills…[Read more]

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • sigh. I typed up a big long review and lost it to the post gremlins. :(

    Short version: I loved the movie.

    I’ll rewrite the rest when it doesn’t feel so much like redoing homework.

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • The only thing that will interest any signficant amount of people in your contest is prizes. If there’s something to win, people will enter.

    The only other thing that works is if you’re a “popular” person or entity like if BrickFilms itself running something or if Bluntman (for example) did. That would possibly generate interest for a…[Read more]

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • nick_name replied to the topic Michael Moore in the forum Community 10 years, 8 months ago

    haha. As that dignified statesman, Chris Rock once opined: We need some bullet control. Bullets should cost $5000. If bullets cost $5000 you’d know that whoever got shot must of done something.

    Bowling for Columbine was entertaining. But you could see the editing tricks at work–particularly in the Heston ambush and the K-Mart ambush. These…[Read more]

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • Was in a Target today and found the set in the original post (4851) on clearance for $15. Target tends to be pretty consistant about their clearance stuff so you might find it as well if you’re interested.

    Been eyeing that $100 AT-AT every time in and just waiting for it to go clearance as well. :)

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • “wandrer2″ wrote: Why haven’t you clicked the “Report as unavailable” button at the bottom of these films’ pages?

    Ignorance. I never even noticed it until you mentioned it. Will do in the future.

    PS. That’s kind of a tangent though. I’m not bothered by a dead link–I’m bothered by not being able to see a supposedly great film. Removing it…[Read more]

    10 years, 9 months ago