April 16, 2003 at 7:39 pm #868
For today i made a music video. It uses the music Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. :mischief
Its kinda a experimental film. :winkApril 16, 2003 at 7:41 pm #869
A clickable link would help
Remember to put the [/url] at the end instead of the front.April 16, 2003 at 7:43 pm #870April 17, 2003 at 1:45 am #918
OK, here we go.
There are definitely stirrings of good storytelling in here. Matching up all the people with the voices went well and helped with creating a visual representation of the song. Adding the ghost was something I never would have thought of that worked well. I also laughed when the guy got capped at the beginning (and then I think to myself, should I be laughing at that?)
The constructive criticism:
I think the biggest problem here is that the film moved very slowly. Doing a 5+ minute song is quite an undertaking and it takes a good song to work well. Most of this video were shots of a guy (or guys) who were “singing.” While it does work with real living people, looking at a minifig and trying to imagine him singing is, well, kinda boring. As in a real music video, it’s not necessary for there to be someone “singing” everytime there are lyrics. I think this is even more true in a brickfilm.
Length isn’t as important as it may seem at first. The content needs to be there. If it’s an enjoyable film, people will watch it over and over, regardless of the length. I’ve watched and enjoyed supernerd23’s 10-second MPeg Us film I don’t know how many times. It’s only 10 seconds long, but it looks so good and there’s so much going on I always enjoy seeing it. You get the idea.
Animation is definitely improving, but still a little trying to watch. Commit yourself to put in the time necessary to do the higher framerates and I promise you it’ll be worth it. Something I’ve learned in my short time animating is that patience and perseverence are essential to doing things you can really be proud of.
You definitely need some compression. 26 MB is too big for a 5 minute film that has a small frame size and relatively low quality. I’ve seen some other discussions covering compression, so I’ll leave it at that.
OK, keep ’em coming. You really seem to have jumped into brickfilming with both feet, and that’s very cool.April 17, 2003 at 1:50 am #920April 17, 2003 at 2:00 am #922
An external program you can use to compress your movie files quite effectively is the Basic Helix compressor, which is free from RealMedia. Some people don’t like RealPlayer very much, but it sure beats a 26MB download. Because it’s a standalone program you can use it no matter what software you’re using to animate (unless your output is something crazy).April 17, 2003 at 2:05 am #923April 17, 2003 at 2:06 am #924April 17, 2003 at 2:10 am #926April 17, 2003 at 2:11 am #927
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