timdrage started the topic New live action sci-fi film from Spite Your Face Productions! in the forum Community 2 years, 5 months ago
Super 8 is indeed the best,…
I suspect a load of LEGo animation has been done as early or earlier than this… I’m sure i’ve seen official LEGO animation shot on film (16mm?) from late 70s/early 80’s… And of course I’m sure numerous super-8 and camcorder pause button vhs attempts were done throughout the years but languish in pre-internet obscurity.
Here at Spite Your Face we’re alll for youtube! …even tho it’s kind of ugly, fashionable, rubbish and probably due to implode at any minute.
I personally see it as a compliment if someone thinks your film is good enough that they wanna share it with others. More people seeing it can only be good!
We occasionally do request people to…[Read more]
Lightning is pretty fast… maybe just find a couple of good still photos of lightning and superimpose them on your sky background for a couple of frames at a time? etc…
I like widescreen for brickfilms, it’s much easier to compose especially for closeups: I mean, think about it… a minifig’s head is pretty close to 4:3 So if you have a wider ratio you can get more interesting shots.
“brianfast” wrote: [quote=”Matthew Buick”]Thanks very much, will the Blu-Tack be visible ?
Not if you place it right.[/quote]
Believe me, it WILL be visible! However hard you try there’s always at least a little bit excapes! it’s sneaky stuff. Noone will notice tho. If it’s really bad you can digitally erase it frame by frame!
I find it…[Read more]
The best option if you’ve not shot the footage already is definitely to film them with no mouths (scrape off very carefully with craft knife or some such) or no face at all! (don’t even need to deface them, just turn the head around so it’s blank!)
For shipping to the US.it would cost like 60 dollars?
I would cost about 60 UK POUNDS! It’s too heavy to send by normal post.
Does the corridor come with flooring
No, it’s photo’d just on my desk… in the film it was on a tiled baseplate which has been dismantled…
Last questioon, the platform comes with the…
“alpha1″ wrote: I can understand the launch pad, but I can’t imagine the corridor would take a lot of room.
Does the hallway light up? If so, does it cause much light flickering?
Having a whole bunch of such objects takes up room!
It should light up in theory, tho you’d have to rewire it + add power to make it work. The existing wiring…[Read more]
Would do, and indeed have re-used other parts of the star wars set before, but I really do need to clear out some stuff, these things take up a lot of room… !
“RevMen” wrote: I can’t believe the Han Solo Affair was in 2002. That long ago? I’m getting old.
Tell me about it! I found a load of photos of the making of it… (which will go on site when I FINALLY update) and we look so young… and happy… ;_;
Shipping of the launchpad to the USA looks like it’d be about £60… Most places…[Read more]
I dread to think! (will try and find out tomorrow)
We used the glue at Legoland Winsor model workshop, where we built the HSA sets…. it’s just a solvent I think, works like polystyrene cement (but is different stuff) in that it kind of melts the bricks together rather than sticking them… crazy, deadly-smelling stuff!
What were we thinking!?
yeah tell me about it…. working on updating the site but yeahhhh it’s taking a loooong time to get round to it! One day sooon i hope!
You need speedlines!
We definitely tried to get a lot of anime-esque movement in the Spidey film… I’m especially proud of doc ock throwing the police car, with rotoscoped akira-esque sparks… also speedlines in a couple of shots… and Miyazaki-esque train bridge-breaking in the alt version.
Speedlines and motionblur help… also for…[Read more]
The Prisoner is amazing.
Thanks for all the really good questions, keep them coming!!
I’m not answering any right now, but will certainly include (nearly?) all the answers in the making of pages!
Imagine using a Canon XL2 camera… Now THAT would really be over the top.
I don’t have to imagine, we used one for the Han Solo Affair! (sorry to brag! :))
Actually it wasn’t that ideal really… found it very hard to get a decent image capturing stills from firewire dv… and the lens was almost as big as the set for some shots! :D…[Read more]
In Richard Williams’ book ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ he strongly advises animating in silence; I think this is a very good idea for drawn (and maybe CG?) animation but I think I’d go insane filming stop motion without music!
A couple more things listed today too…
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