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April 8, 2003 at 6:42 pm #310
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It’s not live action, which is a nice change, but it’s not a new film either. This is a brickfilms promo I’ve put together as a nice snappy way of introducing people to our art.

Promo (DivX 5.0.3, 40 sec, 3.5MB)

It’s presented here so that (a) anyone who wants their film removing from it has a chance to say so and (b) anyone who wants to supply a better quality clip can do so.

Please don’t complain if I haven’t included your film – I’ve had a dickens of a job converting all the various different file formats and some (specifically RealMedia and Quicktime) are downright impossible.

Here’s the new one with less ROTE and more contributions from other brickfilms.

Promo 2 (60 sec, 3MB)

April 8, 2003 at 6:46 pm #312
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Hi, Buxton!

Downloading now, sounds promising. Have you looked at the FAQ? I know that Axogon Composer claims to support QuickTime files (have heard people with trouble with it, though). Tinra (this is not real anymore) can handle some versions of realmedia, though I do not know which ones.

EDIT: I seem to have trouble playing the file, but that could be my computer. Have had this problem before, but now even opening it in VideoMach and re-rendering doesn’t amend things :(

April 8, 2003 at 6:51 pm #313
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I have about a 50% success rate with Tinra. I converted Gauntlet and a couple of others, but most just don’t work – it pauses for 2 or 3 minutes, then says “0 frames converted”

I haven’t tried Axogon, but Vegas Video supports QT conversion if and only if you have the full QT pro suite installed. Proprietary file formats are the bane of my life at the moment.

April 8, 2003 at 7:15 pm #318
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Buxton, you probably put lot of time in it.

Great music choice, well edited and nice out scaled all those diffrenty formats.

April 8, 2003 at 8:51 pm #321
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now that was cool!
I will have to show that to my lego stopmotion class that i teach(dont jump to conclusions) at my school.
It seems like that was a great way to introudce people to new ideas and what can be done in this very creative new way of art!
NiCE JoB BuXtOn!
Kindest Regards
IndyA :D

Cough*look at my signature*cough

April 8, 2003 at 9:11 pm #323
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1. Doorway-Nick Maniatis
2. Rise of the Empire-Jay Silver
4. MOTESE-Bluntman
5. Ballad of Fred-Thomas Foote
6. SS-5 Moccassin-Patryk Wawer
7. Ballad of Fred-Thomas Foote
7a. SS-5 Moccassin-Patryk Wawer
8. Out of Time-Buxton
9. Juggler-Nick Maniatis
10. Rise of the Empire-Jay Silver
11. Lego studios monster preview
12. The Gauntlet-Jay Silver
13. Chicken Dance-Buxton
14. Falling Out-RevMen
15. Descension-Ben B.
16. NightBreaker-Patryk Wawer
17. MOTFADWEWAR-Bluntman
18. Lego studios monster preview
19. Rise of the Empire-Jay Silver
20. My New Computer- Pat Mahoney
21. Rise of the Empire-Jay Silver
22. Also Thwacked Zarathustra-Thomas Foote

The blanks I couldn’t pull off the top of my head.

EDIT: At first, I had wanted to put my idea on the page that the community as a whole is under-represented in your promo-I just couldn’t phrase it right.


April 8, 2003 at 9:34 pm #325
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16. Nightbreaker

April 8, 2003 at 9:52 pm #332
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guitar man

That was pretty cool, was I the only one who thought the music sound like dogs? :D

April 8, 2003 at 11:44 pm #342
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Brian of Gep

*shows it to all his friends*

April 8, 2003 at 11:58 pm #345
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strongest of the weak

Man, it doesnt work for me. It freezes (just the video) on the Star Destroyers. Anyone else run into this? Is this the same thing u experienced wandrer?

Never mind. Downloaded latest divx and all is good :) . Nicely done. This was an excellent idea. I also thought the music sounded a little like dogs barking.

April 9, 2003 at 12:16 am #346
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Clearly a lot of care and effort went into it (just like all his other projects).

April 9, 2003 at 4:13 am #357
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The Janitor

Very nicely done, Buxton. This was an excellent idea and you executed it wonderfully. It should certainly be made easily avaliable to anyone that visits this site. A great representation of brickfilms, and in just 40 short seconds. Very appealing. Well done.

April 9, 2003 at 6:07 am #358
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Thanks guys.

7 is another shot from The Ballad Of Fred. 3 was a walking test someone did, but I can’t remember who or when. I had a quick scan of the old forums but couldn’t find it. Also, the first Bluntmation is MOTESE and the second is MOTFADWEWAR.

The song is “Mad Dog” by Elastica, so I think the dog thing is intentional. I’d have preferred it without the dog noises, but the rest of the music fit the animation too well for me to go looking for something else.

I’d appreciate it if nobody linked to it just yet as it’s on my personal web space and I’m getting close to my bandwidth limit. I’ll wait a little longer to see if anyone (Hali or Bluntman in particular) wants their characters taken out, then I’ll upload the 640×480 version to brickshelf.

April 9, 2003 at 9:24 am #362
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That was great! (always nice to see your own films used in this POSITIVE way) and a cool advertisement for us all.

If anything I’d watch out when using the spite your face monsters set clips. I say this becasue they weren’t released through, but through official lego channels and paid for by the lego group.

Do you see my point?

great work


EDIT: Re: bluntman’s comment below. Heads up would have been nice. I film everything in uncompressed avi, so i could supply avi clips on demand too.

April 9, 2003 at 9:29 am #363
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Nice Job, very snappy editing, and well chosen clips.

dun DAMN, that’s one wacky-ass piece of music. – sounds like a theme song from a nickelodian cartoon or something.

and I would have appretiated a heads up first, y’all know how protective of my “brand” I am, but in this instance I have no problem with you using clips from my movies. – and no steaming revenge will be fourthcomming. – had you contacted me first however, I could have provided avi’s of clips from my other, prettier cs330 filmed movies.

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