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  • #359831
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    Daragh
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    I would like to participate, ( I am a freshman at brickfilming of course ). If theres any spaces left.

    #359937
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    skull brick
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    Woah, call me in like a year, I won’t get nominated for a while.

    #359950
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    maronislego
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    I’m still a bit confused. It’ll be like bluntys, with us talking?

    #359973
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    Relyt
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    “Lord_Of_The_LEGO” wrote: I agree a nomination process would probably be best.

    I disagree with this. This guarantees assignments for the older, experienced brickfilmers and leaves out the newer ones.

    “Lechnology” wrote: Older members are probably familiar with the first Animation Class. New members should check it out to get an idea of what I’m talking about.

    I may be wrong but I think Lechnology was implying that all members, old and new, could contribute.

    #359983
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    TwickABros
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    I disagree with this. This guarantees assignments for the older, experienced brickfilmers and leaves out the newer ones.

    Multiple people can contribute, I think. And it doesn’t guarantee anything, because you don’t know who will be nominated.

    #360014
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    skull brick
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    Multiple people can contribute, I think. And it doesn’t guarantee anything, because you don’t know who will be nominated.

    I don’t really have a skill that someone is way better than me at this project, so I guess im out.

    #360021
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    Relyt
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    I’m all for someone being nominated to head each lesson video and other people contribute to that. Maybe that’s what LOTL meant in the first place.

    #360072
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    Lechnology
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    Whoa whoa, who sugar-coated this project? You’re all getting too far ahead of yourselves here.

    If you all feel that all possible lessons have been mentioned, then our next step is cataloging them.

    FPS
    Timing/Pacing
    Set Design/Building¹
    Sound design¹
    Cinematography¹
    Lighting
    On set effects¹
    Postproduction effects¹
    Masking
    Camera setup¹
    Scriptwriting¹
    Software tutorials¹
    Scriptwriting
    Storyboarding²
    Purchasing of Camera equipment²

    To simplify things, let us first focus on general lessons for someone new to the hobby. But before we start on that we need to create categories. I’ve said this before, I’m not the person to do this as I can’t really generalize every known technique there is out there, I need input, suggestions, etc.

    Just take a look at this:

    Brickfilm
    General
    _└ Introduction/Overview
    _└ FPS
    _└ Lighting
    _└ Timing
    _└ ???
    _└ ???
    Animation
    _└ Gestures
    _└ Physics
    _└ Walking techniques
    _└ ???
    _└ ???
    Writing
    _└ Plot development
    _└ Script formatting
    _└ ???
    _└ ???
    Effects
    _└ On Set
    __└ Cotton explosion
    __└ Flame piece animation
    __└ LEDs
    __└ ???
    __└ ???
    _└ Post production
    __└ Masking
    __└ Lightsaber
    __└ Image stabilization
    __└ Widescreen
    __└ ???
    __└ ???
    Distribution
    _└ Known formats
    _└ Ideal size
    _└ ???
    Software
    _└ Photoshop basics
    _└ Videomach basics
    _└ Monkeyjam basics
    _└ BSOL basics
    _└ ???
    _└ ???

    Well shut me up, not only have I categorized the lessons, I’ve added additional lessons. But this is by no means final. It needs improvement.

    Please, PLEASE, focus your attention on the first category, General. Once we’ve gotten enough detail on what plans contributors should or want to do for the lessons under General, that section is greenlit. That is when sign ups can start as well as nomination for who to oversee production of the lesson (if there’s more than one person signed up for that lesson). More details to be discussed as we go along.

    Slow and steady, folks, slow and steady.

    ¹ Doesn’t necessarily have to be one lesson. Lesson can cover more than one area of the same subject.
    ² Debatable.

    #360082
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    Lechnology
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    And let me just state this, unlike Super, there is to be no exclusion of anyone who wants to contribute. This project is for brickfilms, for the site, for the hobby, made by members for the members. If a member wants to help, whoever is overseeing the lesson needs to find something for that member to do in regards to the project.

    For example, this is the best opportunity for amateur animators with needs-improvement animation (low frame rate, light flickers, not using the best of cameras, stiff animation, etc.) to be included in these lessons if they’re welling to be used as examples of what not to do.

    Of course, this depends on the format in which the lesson is taught. If a lot of members want to contribute to a lesson, then that is when more than one version of the lesson will have to be made.

    If members can’t contribute animation-wise, then overseers need to find other uses of them. Lesson planning, sound design, writing, assisting the producer/overseer, scheduling, even simply seeing to it that people are on track and that the final product is made is all that’s needed.

    #360090
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    MindGame
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    Erm, didn’t Blunty already do FPS?

    -MindGame

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