Heroes and Villains

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August 18, 2005 at 1:50 pm #124514
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Xray555

I think we just need to show the films on a day not open to the public, because a lot of or all of the actual BrickFest attendees did not get to see the films, and I think they are the ones who would appreciate all of them and not just the cartoony comedy ones.

-Xray555

August 18, 2005 at 2:05 pm #124515
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Lego Programmer

Let me explain something about BrickFest…

There are the adult fans of LEGO (aka AFOLs) who make BrickFest happen. They are the ones who come in from all over the world. They are the ones who set up on Thursday morning and take down on Sunday evening. They are the ones who make the LEGO movies, write the LEGO books, draw the LEGO comics, program the LEGO video games and of couse play with the LEGO brick. These AFOLs truely appreciate our films and it is to these people we need to show ALL of our creations to. They are the ones who can judge and rate our films objectively. They are the ones who are with us at the very heart of our art form.

On the other side of this coin is the general public. They are the local families from the Washington DC area. They have only 5 hours to view hundreds of LEGO models, view LEGO competitions, talk with LEGO employees, and watch our LEGO films. There is no way they can possibly take it all in while pushing their kids around in a stroller. This is the crowd that wants to watch a cute LEGO cartoon.

I, for one, do care how the AFOLs recieve our art because they see it the way I see it and they have the same passion that I have for the LEGO brick. Please don’t confuse the AFOLs with the general public. We are not from the same mold.

August 18, 2005 at 4:41 pm #124535
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RevMen

I must admit that our films were more popular than I thought they would be. Some of the people just ate them up on Sunday, and sat through two complete viewings of them. For the last half hour I took enthusiastic requests from the crowd on which films to play, which was probably my most favorite part of the day. The AFOLs that I did talk to seemed very interested in our films. I think Curt is right, I think that if we had an hour of their undivided attention and we were organized and showed them all of the films we thought they might like I am certain we could get a very fair judging for an audience choice award.

I don’t know if this was mentioned or not, but the room where the films were being shown on Sunday was, at times, packed. I think there were probably 2 times when it was almost completely full. That’s really something, because this isn’t just some classroom, it’s a large lecture hall that holds over 100 people. I was absolutely delighted at the number of people who came and the percentage of them who stayed.

Now that I’ve actually been there in person and seen how this all goes, I’m prepared and excited for next year. Next year’s BrickFest animation festival is going to blow away anything they’ve had yet.

August 18, 2005 at 7:22 pm #124557
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Stefan

“Blunty” wrote: The audience I want to reach are those people who seek out creativity, revel in it, people who know the value of play. people who watch movies AND read books AND buy comic books, AND watch flash animations AND browse deviantart AND play with lego AND video gamers…

Oh dear, I am not part of Blunty’s intended audience. Oh well, I enjoy his movies anyway ;)

Stefan.

August 18, 2005 at 7:45 pm #124564
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“RevMen” wrote: I’m prepared and excited for next year. Next year’s BrickFest animation festival is going to blow away anything they’ve had yet.

What are you planning :eyebrow:

August 18, 2005 at 7:48 pm #124566
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RevMen

Just better organization. Plus I’m going to put in a few things here and there that should really help people understand exactly what they’re watching.

August 20, 2005 at 9:57 pm #124905
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Lego Programmer

Blambo was the film most enthusiastically requested

I did not pass out ballots or attempt to judge an audience’s favorite in any way. I f I had to guess, though, I would say either Blambo or Damsel would have been chosen.

Hey Josh, if there was to be a prize for the audience choice award why not give it to Xray555 for his work with Blambo? I think he is deserving of that honor.

August 20, 2005 at 10:47 pm #124910
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“Lego Programmer” wrote:

Blambo was the film most enthusiastically requested

I did not pass out ballots or attempt to judge an audience’s favorite in any way. I f I had to guess, though, I would say either Blambo or Damsel would have been chosen.

Hey Josh, if there was to be a prize for the audience choice award why not give it to Xray555 for his work with Blambo? I think he is deserving of that honor.

:lol: Agreed.. it was quite funny.
-Stephen

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