March 24, 2004 at 11:35 am #37456
…March 24, 2004 at 12:31 pm #37458
nice idea, but logistically unworkable.
sitcoms MUST have consistancy, something impossible achieve with a group of amature stop-mo film makers from all walks of life, from all over the globe, using all kinds of different setups, equipment and software. it is MUCH more than just having the “same props.”
let alone the fact that this kind of “group effort” (and I’m not just talking about here at brickfilms) is almost always a victim of people dragging their heels, not doing their part, not haing the time, or devotion, or simply not having it high enough in their priorities. I’ve seen group projects, grand in vision, fall apart time and time again.
save for the original directors projects from years ago.
I myself have been bittered on grop projects by being let down by others I thought I could rely on… this is why I’m pretty much a one man show these days.
evidenced enough by bthe entirity of this very “community project” forum. it’s been around for well over a year now, and (correct me if I missed it but) I’ve not seen one project even coming close to actually being completed.March 24, 2004 at 12:51 pm #37461
Batemulaco of PEParticipant
Sorry I am confused. 😕 Dewfilms do you suggest that different directors make separate episodes but they will still be scripted by the same talented script writers to maintain quality and consistency (consistency as in not too different)?March 24, 2004 at 1:05 pm #37464
evidenced enough by bthe entirity of this very “community project” forum. it’s been around for well over a year now, and (correct me if I missed it but) I’ve not seen one project even coming close to actually being completed.
It’s taking longer than expected, to be sure. The biggest problems seem to be coming from the top. We’re having problems coordinating the various departments. The script has been done for some time and Tom has been working hard getting the animators coordinated. Our team of animators are very motivated and will be doing their thing soon. Our sound guy seems to be having some problems but we are working to rectify that… .
This is the first project so it’s to be expected that we’d have bugs to work out.
It will be made- have no fear.
Also- check your calender because Jason still owned this site a year ago… Josh’s post announcing the Community Project Forum is dated June 18th.
I like the idea, it definitely has potential. What’s needed is a workable plan. Blunt’s right about how difficult this is but it’s certainly not impossible. He’s wrong however about “sitcoms MUST have consistancy, something impossible achieve with a group of amature stop-mo film makers from all walks of life, from all over the globe, using all kinds of different setups, equipment and software. it is MUCH more than just having the same props “.
I think our diversity is a strength, not a weakness, and a sitcom script in REAL LIFE is rarely written by a single person, nor produced by a single person. They are usually made by a team of writers and producers, from all walks of life, sometimes from all over the globe, drawing from all sorts of experiences. Very much like what we have here.
My number one suggestion to make such a plan workable:
Use a common set. One of our biggest hurdles has been to find minifig heads and torsos that all the animators had in common. A way around this would be to say “all minifigs involved must come from set #xxxx. ” If there is going to be a common set then the pieces for it should also come form one or two LEGO sets to make the pieces easy to find. Of course, as a sitcom, each episode could have a “special guest star”.
I’m sure Tom and the other members from our Project Team can come up with more suggestions.March 24, 2004 at 1:12 pm #37465
Why not write the sitcom so as to make it possible for the animators to have different sets? Have 4 or 5 settings that are used in just about every episode; each animator to animate all that goes on in that setting. That way the only common item would be figs.
LoganMarch 24, 2004 at 1:27 pm #37467
I like the idea, but I would like to see how far it goes in preparation before I commit to anything.
-KGMarch 24, 2004 at 9:17 pm #37510
…March 24, 2004 at 10:45 pm #37515
How about the premise be about two friends who make stop motion films for a major toy company, and their wacky New Jersey adventures?
-KGMarch 25, 2004 at 2:01 am #37550
To solve the set problem:
Every episode could be in a different setting. Like in one episode the main character could be in a house, than the next time he can be in a post office or somthing. Or if the story was about some person lost in space or somthing, each episode would be a different planet or somthing. In the Reboot tv series, when Matrix, his friend (forgot her name), and Friskit get lost in the internet, they travel to different mainframes each episode my The Games, so there is always a different setting. All you would have to do is get the same main characters which you could get from a easy to get set. This idea is more of a Mini Series type of thing though.
I think sitcoms are filmed a couple weeks earlier aren’t they?
Edit: I forgot to say, I would be able to help work on the script. I don’t have much experiance writing a comedy, but I would be glad to help out on anything like character development and plots.March 25, 2004 at 2:10 am #37551
I’d love to do editing… note I said editing, not special fxs, just editing the clips and titles all together, and since I have broadband, you guys can send me the big files no problem.
Of course, if someone else wants to, that’s fine.
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