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    Profile photo of tub-o-legos

    Hey Guys!

    I finally completed my first movie…


    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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    Watch it and tell me what you think!

    I accept constructive critisism.

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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    Okay, first of all let me congratulate you on your first film,

    nice job!

    Some decent animation and a quick simple plot will make a very good first film!

    Here’s some tips:

    The filckering: You need to have your cam on a locked exposure. That way it will not change brightness and filcker during the movie.

    I have the 4000 and had the very same problem several months ago, until the friendly neighborhood Bluntman told me what was up.

    This is how you fix it:

    1. Click on the “Logitech Camera Control” (The little camera icon in the systray panel on the lower righthand corner of your desktop)(or the camera settings in the program you are using to capture)

    2. Select “Additional settings”

    3. In the “Exposure” box uncheck “auto” and slide the bar back and forth until the camera preview screen looks good with the lighting you have.

    Also, put more sets/backgrounds in your next film, blue sky?

    Again, nice job and can’t wait to see you improve even more in your next film! 😀

    -james :)

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    “jamesfm” wrote: Downloading now…

    me 2

    edit: downloaded it, but looks like i can’t play it with my mac. even with windows media player. could u make it into something else? like an avi file? a mov file? or and rm file? or even an mpg would be good!

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    Congratulations with your first movie! 😀
    It was good for a first film ut could be better…
    The background work was not very good, and as jamesfm already said you should put some background in your next film. Or you can bluescreen something… For your first film the animation was very good! But again could be better/smoother. The camera work was ok, ut in your next film try to put the camera at the same high as the minifig stends. And next time you should put more attention to your light. As you said in the titles in the end you used Logitech Pro 4000. As far as I know it is a very good webcam, so if you paid more attention to your lighting you could have a ilm with a much better image quality.

    Well, it was good for a first film, and if you will follow the tips everyone here said you will have excellent results! 😀

    Profile photo of tub-o-legos

    Thanks for reviewing!

    Also remember that this was first film, with absoloutly NO tests done before it. And another thing you might not know, is that it only took me 5 hours to make. That includes filming and editing.

    Look for my second film, posted on the forum now. (That is, if you haven’t already watched it by now. 😛 )

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    You have gotten your start in Brickfilming! That is the hardest part 😛 The frame rate could be a little higher, and the lighting needs to be more consistent. One little thing that bugs me in movies, is hand written signs. A computer print out would look better 😉 Gotta love the Pink Panther theme, and klutzy guys :) Good for a first try!


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