An Idiot's Guide to Getting a Date

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June 22, 2003 at 9:21 am #6156
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WhiteDragon

OK! After a strenuous two day stretch of filming (done in tiny incriments) Living Bricks Productions has produced another film. An Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Date is actually based on a shirt and really wasn’t even planned. I just decided to make it, so I did.

Anyways, you can download the movie in either high quality DivX or ok quality .rm formats here.

Well, I hope you enjoy, and please tell me what you think.

June 22, 2003 at 11:42 am #6163
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Yolegoman

Wow, thats… FUNNY! :lol:

*SPOILERZ… LOTSA SPOILERZ*

The Spoilerz will end when the text becomes readable again.

It really had a ‘Tv’ show feel to it, the music fit well, (It seems whoever wrote the “Entertainer” had brickfilms in mind :lol: ) The voices were okay. The one thing I was confused about is whether it shows Idiots how to get a date, or whether its and idiot showing people in general how to get a date.

Whatever, it was still funny. :)

Good, that was a job well done.

Yolegoman

June 22, 2003 at 5:25 pm #6174
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dandenmark

that was hilarious! I especially loved the monkey at the end. The voice was a tiny bit grainy,but the dull, dreary voice tone fit the character and the style perfectly.

When the movie was over, I decided to watch all of the credits for some reason. I’m glad i did, because when i saw that monkey chow ad… :rotfl

hilarious work! :lol:

June 22, 2003 at 5:49 pm #6176
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legotronn

SO FUNNY! I like the monkey chow, all the girls (plus one monkey) were running after the guy. Keep it up! :)

June 22, 2003 at 6:48 pm #6180
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The Janitor

That was really good! You clearly put a lot of effort into making this a quality short.

Visually, it was excellent. The animation was well above average, the sets were well lit, and the various titles and such gave it a very public television-like feel.

It was quite funny as well. I thought the “Say that you are rich” part was particularly humorous.

The voice of the narrator was effective in that it contributed to the t.v. feel of the film. It was nothing special, but it worked.

Overall a great little short. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn’t yet downloaded it.

June 22, 2003 at 7:17 pm #6184
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Kyle

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That was great!

June 22, 2003 at 9:17 pm #6194
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Logan

When I click on the link it just takes me to your site. It doesn’t have the movie there. Could you post a direct link please? thanks

June 22, 2003 at 9:43 pm #6199
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Yolegoman

You should be ashamed of yourself Logan… thats pathetic! :D

Anyway, theres 2 film files on the site, an Rm and a Divx Avi.

I hope you can find it from there! “ROFLOL”!

:lol:

Yoelgoman

June 22, 2003 at 9:46 pm #6200
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Logan

Actually it’s not there. Stupid comp. I don’t see it. I see all your old films. I must not see the updated site.

June 23, 2003 at 12:15 am #6223
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thedarksideoflego

Great job dude, a well thought out short, very nice looking animation, smooth, and good lighting, good job :)

June 23, 2003 at 12:48 am #6225
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WhiteDragon

“Yolegoman” wrote: (It seems whoever wrote the “Entertainer” had brickfilms in mind )

Actually, the music is called The Easy Winners, but its done by the same guy.

“Yolegoman” wrote: The one thing I was confused about is whether it shows Idiots how to get a date, or whether its and idiot showing people in general how to get a date.

It shows idiots how to get a date :wink

“dandenmark” wrote: when i saw that monkey chow ad… :rotfl

Origionally, I was going to have an add for the Save the Monkeys Foundation, but I changed my mind about half way into production

“The Janitor” wrote: You clearly put a lot of effort into making this a quality short.

Not really…

“LoganArts Co” wrote: Actually it’s not there. Stupid comp. I don’t see it. I see all your old films. I must not see the updated site.

If you have visited my site recently, it could still be in your computers temporary files or something. When you go to the page, try hitting refresh. If that doesn’t work, I’ve included direct links at the bottom of this post :wink

“thedarksideoflego” wrote: Great job dude, a well thought out short, very nice looking animation, smooth, and good lighting

Once again, it wasn’t really thought out… then again… most of LBP’s films aren’t. :rotfl The lighting for the scenes with the guy getting the date were done with two lamps, one 60w behind the cam and one 40w to the side. The anouncer was filmed with both lamps (and another 60w) behind the cam at various angles.

Thanks for telling me what you thought about it, and I’m glad you liked it!

Links for the film

High quality DivX encoded (7.65mb): http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/WhiteDragonLBP/Films/idiots_guide_divx.avi

Normal quality Real Player (2.04mb): http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/WhiteDragonLBP/Films/an_idiots_guide_rm.rm

June 23, 2003 at 1:07 am #6227
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Logan

Good Effort. Pretty true to TV, I really liked the opening logo.
Sound 4.5/5
Good Sound effects, voices and sound efects in sync with action on screen. It was pretty quiet though, I had to watch it a couple times to hear it properly. Overall, excellent sound!
Visual 3.95/5
Very smooth! A few fast scenes though. The cinematography was okay, but overall, the visuals were excellent, with little touches everywhere…
Plot 3.4/5
Good plot, not all that strong at times though, which is understandable for a short film. Pretty good though, even though I was expecting more
Overall(not an average) 8.6/10
It was way too short to get the point across. It looked like it could have been better, but that’s probably because I was looking forward to it. VERY GOOD WORK THOUGH, NUFF SAID

June 23, 2003 at 2:55 am #6239
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IndyA

Here is my review,

The filming was mostly great. The picture was crisp and clear and I never was a set move although there were 2 occasions in the film where the cam
shook quite a lot and it was very noticeable. Other then that the filming was great.

The sets were nicely done, even though the floor lacked some shrubs which I could tell it needed it looked great. The colors of the floor mixed very well with the background, but the only issue i saw was the you could see a gap in the baseplates where they were connected, but I know my self they the do not click completely next to each other.

I do have to say that public television was a great thing to spoof. I watch it a lot and I listen to NPR more than any other station on the radio and I do have to say that the voice was very reminiscent of a public radio speaker. Most of them do sound very blah, but the others that are not are very funny and jumpy. The voice fit the character and the film great.

The wording cut scenes were very well placed in the film. Not 1 seemed out of place at the time it showed up.

I loved the plot of the film, the only problem to me was that it seemed that
each step should have been elaborated a little bit more. There did not seem to be enough steps to it. And i guess it was for an idiot, cause that’s the only type of person that would follow those steps :P

The animation seemed to me very smooth and flawless, you animation is much better than from your last film even though you still did not need to improve that much at all. I watched it time and time again and I could not find 1 flaw in the animation.

I loved the joke a the end of Joe monkeys chow! That was really great! I was quite impressed by this short film I though it was a great…well short! Nice job! Keep up the good work! :D
IndyA

June 23, 2003 at 5:10 am #6245
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WhiteDragon

“LoganArts Co” wrote: Good Sound effects, voices and sound efects in sync with action on screen

I’m guessing that by “Sound effects” you mean the music? Other than the music and the voice, there was no other audio in the film (this made post production a lot easier)

“IndyA” wrote: there were 2 occasions in the film where the cam
shook quite a lot and it was very noticeable

That happened while the camera was changing its focus from one minifig to another. Since the focus adjustment is on the camera, I had to touch the cam to make the transition. Of course, I could have redone the shot, but I’m too lazy for that :wink

“IndyA” wrote: The sets were nicely done, even though the floor lacked some shrubs which I could tell it needed it looked great.

I initially intended to have people walking by in the background, but as you can see, I didn’t.

Btw, this was my first solo film (excluding tests). All the rest of my films have been done with someone else helping. In fact, this is also the first film with a storyline created by me too…

June 24, 2003 at 12:41 am #6303
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Motfilms

~Spoilers~

Nice movie! I loved the boring public television feel (even though this film was NOT boring :wink) and especially the monkey chow thing!

“Mmmm. Now that’s good chow.” :lol: I think the guy actually eats that stuff!

~End of Spoilers~

Nice animation, and sound quality. Highly recommended.

Tom

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