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    TwickABros
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    Your going to have to make a system, because calling dibs isn’t going to work. I suggest people show they are worthy to make one on the particular subject.

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    Matt Gillan
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    I have a feeling this could turn into something like the dictionary series. Each film will need to be carefully monitored and the scripts for each person’s film, should be at least, read by the person in charge of this project; Lechnology.

    Anyway this sounds like a great idea.

    May I also suggest we try to make the films a little less in your face such as Blunty’s. I mean, give the films a small story aswell. For example for lighting, you could have someone who is working at a theatre and they are trying to set up the lighting however they are having trouble. So they log onto the brickfilms.com wiki and learn different techniques.

    Well you get the idea.

    #359495 Reply

    I’m in. And dibs are stupid. Members should focus on things they are good at.

    Obviously I think I would be best for Set Design.

    I would also be interested in doing something that explains the different camera shots (wide, close up, etc), though that may fall under the Cinematography department, and therefore Nikolas’ domain.

    I also agree we should start from fresh. The quality of the older films are rather poor compared to today’s standards.

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    Night Owl
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    May I also suggest we try to make the films a little less in your face such as Blunty’s. I mean, give the films a small story aswell. For example for lighting, you could have someone who is working at a theatre and they are trying to set up the lighting however they are having trouble. So they log onto the brickfilms.com wiki and learn different techniques.

    I don’t know if that would be the best, though I’m definitely for making the films entertaining by giving them a narrative structure.

    #359498 Reply
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    Matt Gillan
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    “Night Owl” wrote:

    May I also suggest we try to make the films a little less in your face such as Blunty’s. I mean, give the films a small story aswell. For example for lighting, you could have someone who is working at a theatre and they are trying to set up the lighting however they are having trouble. So they log onto the brickfilms.com wiki and learn different techniques.

    I don’t know if that would be the best, though I’m definitely for making the films entertaining by giving them a narrative structure.

    Well yes, that idea was the first thing I could thing of, for a way of describing my idea.

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    Littlebrick
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    “Lord_Of_The_LEGO” wrote: Obviously I think I would be best for Set Design.

    I second that obviously.

    #359527 Reply
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    Lechnology
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    Whoa whoa whoa, people. Y’all calling dibs already when I specifically said:

    The current focus I want on this project is discussion on what lessons should we include.

    Let’s focus, people, focus. If anyone is calling dibs, they’re going to be sharing it with other members in the specific lesson they want to work on. And I do mean SHARE.

    Narrative structure is one approach, as long as we do not bore the audience with a PBS-esque lesson. Of course, I do not want to confine the writing styles and lesson plan to a standard structure. One lesson can be instructional with steps, another could be demonstrative, while others can be set in a scenery.

    As Matt Gillan said, I and probably a committee of knowledgeable members will oversee how each of these lessons are produced.

    Anyways, start naming lessons. After all things have been considered, the lessons should be organized into categories. One category in particular would cover the general components of brickfilming (FPS, lighting, camera, video formats, etc.). The other lessons would fall under categories such as Cinematography, Postproduction Effects, On set Effects, Tutorials, etc.

    I’m hoping (as saulgoode mentioned) to have our first lesson be a introductory/overview of the hobby.

    As the title suggests, think of this project as a course you’re taking. View it in the perspective of the instructor. What do we want to teach? Better yet, what do you, the student, want to be taught?

    #359529 Reply
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    Matt Gillan
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    Do we want to teach people how to make a film, or how to make a brickfilm?

    For example, if we were teaching people how to make a film, we would need a lesson on storyboarding. However, if we are only teaching them about brickfilming, then a storyboard guide would not be necessary.

    #359531 Reply
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    Well, let’s take a look at some of the stages of brickfilming first.

    Set building – There should be an episode about how to build sets, and showing you that you don’t have to build unnecessarily large or complicated sets to make it look good.
    Lighting – Well, has been said before, I think. :)
    Script writing – You need a story, and you need to work that out before you make a brickfilm. Let’s pack that in a lesson.
    Audio/Sound – Might be hard to portray, but I’m sure there will be innovative brickfilmers who can do that.
    Greenscreening/Chromakeying – Some basic special effects could be lit up as well.

    #359533 Reply
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    Lechnology
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    Well, obviously, this is brickfilm-related so storyboarding would be optional. But some people do use storyboards of some form so, again it’s an optional lesson.

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