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August 29, 2008 at 1:32 am #399811
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ManVan

Hi Guys!

I am a big fan of this site and of Brickfilms in general. I have been watching Brickfilms on this site and YouTube since around 2005. I actually haven’t discovered the Community/Forums until a couple days ago. I am looking forward to BF 3.0, which I understand is soon to be released. It appears to me as though some of my favorite Brickfilmers have left (like Bluntman), but there are still some here, I am big fans of. I, to date, have only made one movie I am happy with, and that was made in ’06 when I was a wee lad with my friend and his dad. Unfortunately, the voices sound extremely childish (which they were, especially since we used toddlers as some voice actors), but technically I am pretty happy with it, considering it was made with free software and more than two years ago. It can be viewed here:

I didn’t want to submit it or anything, but I just thought I’d show you. I did read the Brickfilms Chronicles, and all I can say is that I hope this site goes for an upward swing. I might soon become a Patron, because I feel $9 is a great contribution to make per year for all the benefits, and I think this site could use an extra boost. I also soon plan on buying the new MacBook, along with iStopMotion and some Adobe products (notify me if these are bad choices). I really like BrickFilms, and I love this site. I’m not going to join BricksinMotion until this site really dies, which I don’t think it will. If you think I should join BIM as well, tell me, but right now I don’t see a need. This post has been kind of all over the place, but I would love any feedback you can give me about anything.

All the best,
ManVan

August 29, 2008 at 2:28 am #399813
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The Doctor

G’Day ManVan

Welcome to BF.com! I’m having a look at your film now (it’s still streaming)

About those things you are planning to buy, Mac is a great choice and what Adobe products are you planning on buying? If you just want some VFX software you can find much cheaper or even free software to get the job done.

August 29, 2008 at 3:07 am #399814
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Sean

Welcome to the community!

I myself only started brickfilming a short time ago.

The main reason I can see for using BiM as well as this site is that it’s far more active. I still use both sites, but there’s currently more activity at BiM and I like that :)

August 29, 2008 at 4:41 am #399817
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ahnt

Hi,

welcome,

Cheers Arend

August 29, 2008 at 7:47 am #399819
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Hazzat

Welcome to the site, mate. I hope you enjoy your time here!

August 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm #399827
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Ben David

“ahnt” wrote: Hi,

welcome,

Cheers Arend

He can’t get a better welcome than that?? :wink
Oh ahnt…

Welcome to the club buddy.
And if someone named “Lechnology” says something about your video, don’t take it to heart. ;)

Cheers Arend. :lol:

August 30, 2008 at 2:41 am #399849
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X-Man

That sounds like bad advice, Lechnology clearly knows what he is talking about. Criticism only makes you better at what you do.

oh and welcome ManVan

August 30, 2008 at 3:12 am #399852
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Ben David

“X-Man” wrote: That sounds like bad advice, Lechnology clearly knows what he is talking about. Criticism only makes you better at what you do.

oh and welcome ManVan

First off, what do you know? You only joined like 1 and a half months ago.

Second, I’m saying that because he said what he thought of someone elses brickfilm (they were just starting to brickfilm so it wasn’t that great), and he was rather strong on what he said.

August 30, 2008 at 3:36 am #399853
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badgerboy

First off, what do you know? You only joined like 1 and a half months ago.

He could’ve lurked for a while. And I knew about a lot of people here in my first month-and-a-half.

Also, just because he’s harsh on things, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t “take it to heart.” It’s not like he’s attacking you. On the thread you’re talking about, everybody was either really nice or giving blind praise. A harsh criticism was probably the best thing for the thread.

Anyway, welcome ManVan! Please enjoy your stay.

August 30, 2008 at 6:33 am #399857
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Hazzat

No flame wars please.

August 30, 2008 at 7:19 am #399858
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Lechnology

everybody [else] was either really nice or giving blind praise. A harsh criticism was probably the best thing for the thread.

Something to balance the Youtube crowd’s amateurish reviews.

August 30, 2008 at 3:02 pm #399861
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Ben David

“badgerboy” wrote:

First off, what do you know? You only joined like 1 and a half months ago.

He could’ve lurked for a while. And I knew about a lot of people here in my first month-and-a-half.

What I’m trying to say is Lech is somtimes hard in his critisism.
Critisism is not a bad thing, but do it in moderation.

“Lechnology” wrote: Something to balance the Youtube crowd’s amateurish reviews.

I just think you handled it a little to harshly.
It’s one thing to say(Example):
“The lighting was bad, and animation was bad, and it was realy fuzzy.”
and
“Your lighting was just horrable, I’ve seen cats do better animation, and it was as fuzzy as the pelts of 37 squirrals.”

August 30, 2008 at 7:04 pm #399873
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ManVan

Umm, am I allowed to post in this topic anymore? :oops:

Well, I don’t know exactly what you guys are arguing about. If it is about what benji said about Lechnology, it was in jest (or so I think), and it doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. If anybody has criticism (no matter how harsh) for my videos than I will take it in stride, utilize it, or ignore it if it is simply unintelligent. That, in my view, is what everybody else should do. Words are simply words, and if they are online, they are still words. You know that “sticks and stones” saying? :wink Lech, I think we do need something to balance the YouTube’s crowd’s amateurish reviews because a lot of them are unknwoledgeable and are simply things to be disregarded. I would appreciate the BF community’s input because (most) of them no what they are doing.

So, thanks for all of your sincere welcomes! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Oh, also a question. How do you embed YouTube videos?

-ManVan

August 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm #399875
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Leonardo812

Sheesh. You guys just trashed Manvan’s thread.

Welcome to Brickfilms, Manvan! :)

I believe you use to embed youtube videos.

-Leonardo

August 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm #399877
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VN

Hello ManVan, Hope you enjoy the stay.

I agree with Sean about BiM, I’m hardly on this site, while an active member on BiM.

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