The Lego Movie Project –Pre Production: Script writing

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January 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm #405697
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Mousequeso

right. didnt I just give you a story? or were u not going to use that for one reason or another?

the two stories I mentiond are olny what hes got online. he has written novels and other short stories and I am sure that he would be happy to help write especially for this movie! come on guys. this is easyily accesible profesinal grade material here FOR FREE!!! no buget required!

February 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm #405760
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ryancd774

I would like to help animate. Let me join please.

February 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm #405764
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Leonardo812

Wo wo – wait a minute. We need to get a script going before we even think of animation.

Justin – maybe you could retitle this stage 1: Scriptwriting. That way we have a reasonable goal to start out with.

- Leo

February 9, 2009 at 4:00 am #405778
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The Doctor

Good idea Leo, I’ll get on it.

In other news, I’ve figured out how we can make money from this :twisted:

We (I) could sell a media exclusive deal which would include a making of with clips of you guys doing your bit and answering any questions the media would have.

It’s our story so why can’t we? As long as we don’t metion LEGO and make sure the media don’t we should be right.

We might at least cover release costs that way. What do you guys think?

AND WE NEEDS A SCRIPT!

February 9, 2009 at 4:21 am #405786
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Leonardo812

Maybe we should kind of all contribute. Here are some thoughts about the script.

1) It should be something fun. Something that anyone could watch and say “Wow. That was an enjoyable film.” The Magic Portal comes to mind. Something with that kind of feel.

2) We should probably stay away from dialog as much as possible. LEGO minifigures aren’t really suited to talking, and to be honest I don’t trust our dialog-writing skills.

3) We kind of have to have a majority of pretty small sets. It’s hard to do a huge city. Make the settings unique, though. Possibly book one or two “money scenes” with really big sets.

- Leo

February 9, 2009 at 4:29 am #405790
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The Doctor

Perhaps we could expand on what we could agree is the greatest brickfilm of all time.

Can we make polls yet? I’m not sure we can with the new forum.

But we could rewrite and expand on one like America Outlawed which was awesome.

February 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm #405805
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Mousequeso

every1 is ignoring me..

February 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm #405809
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Leonardo812

“Mousequeso” wrote: every1 is ignoring me..

No, we’re not. We’re just exploring all of our options.

- Leo

February 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm #405810
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Hazzat

“The Doctor” wrote: Can we make polls yet? I’m not sure we can with the new forum.

You have to be a patron, I think. I can set one up for you if you want.

I want a castle film. We need more castle films.

February 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm #405819
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goliathan

“Hazzat” wrote: I want a castle film. We need more castle films.

:o fftopic: I am working on a script for a castle film I was planning on releasing some time in August or September.

This whole ordeal is interesting I hope I can help.

February 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm #405823
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fefobrick

“The Doctor” wrote: The Lego Movie Project

This thread is for general discussion on the project (hopefully we’ll be getting a separate section for this project)

It’s about time that this community got out of the internet and into cinemas, that’s right, we’re going to make a full feature film.

We already have permission from Taab to work under the name of BrickFilms.com.

I know this post is short, there is more in this downloadable document.

http://www.mediafire.com/?htdzmmjjltq

Let the pre-production stage begin!

First item on the agenda for discussion,

Should we use CGI or stopmotion? I’m partial to stopmotion myself, but we’d have to have only a few people working on it and it might get a bit much being a feature film.

–Justin Letchford (The Doctor)

PS: Feel free to ask any questions

Cool!

For the CGI or stopmotion question.
Stopmotion for the foreground and CGI for backgrounds that cannot be made in lego’s
(how would you make an entire city of lego’s for background? It’s way too expensive. )

If someone has Lego Digital Designer still’s he or she can make custom models for this lego movie. And if someone else has some money and want to contribute to this project he or she can buy and use it after the model is uploaded to lego.com.
There is then a real model and the LDD file could be used to export to 3ds or something and having a model for CGI.

With this you can even test by comparing.
To solve rendering errors and other 3d stuff issues in the CGI-parts of the frames.

February 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm #405824
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The Doctor

fefobrick, we’re past that stage already.

Look at the topic title, we’re looking for the story now.

February 10, 2009 at 3:03 am #405869
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badgerboy

Could we put advertisements at the front of the film to make money?

February 10, 2009 at 3:37 am #405870
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The Doctor

No, we are not allowed to make money from the film itself.

February 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm #405907
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badgerboy

The way the letter from LEGO words it makes me believe that we just aren’t allowed to sell it, or charge for admission to see it. A person would pay us a one-time fee to get an advertisement in the film. I think we may be allowed to do that. We could donate the money to some kind of cause that has to do with creativity. We wouldn’t be making profit or anything.

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