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May 18, 2003 at 2:23 pm #3070
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This project, spanning over several months, was initially a project between Gallons Animation studios and Ugress. Because there was more beer then animation it turned out in the end to be insufficient as a proper music video for Ugress, especially since he recently sold 10,000 of his debut album. So, after getting screwed by a now famous artist we stood back with our music video, and wanted to share it with the brickfilming community:

It’s in Windows Media format, about 11 megs, high quality, and about 4 minutes. In this film we got to explore several interesting aspects of filming that has been discussed here, in particular SNOW and LIGHTING. Enjoy!

May 18, 2003 at 2:35 pm #3072
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Oh yeah.

This one is nice.

The Flahing lights are cool done.
But after a while they become some boring because they looping. You could have two light one for the refrain and the next before and after that.

The intro shot looked clever done.

I could get an idea what fps it was but it looked fine.

The moves of the band where pretty real, moving their heads and a creazy guy with a guitar.

the ice world looked pretty nice.

Well at the end it became some boring becasue you used the same shots twice, or looped some move and there wasn’t some big action happening.

But I think you did a job well. :)

May 18, 2003 at 2:37 pm #3074
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Will this be a Brick Fest 2003 entry? If so, nice timing!
(dl’ing now)

May 18, 2003 at 5:17 pm #3079
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Thanks for the feedback (after about 2 hours online :D ) I haven’t been much to the forums lately, what is the Brick Fest 2003 contest about? I’d like to participate in it :)

May 18, 2003 at 5:31 pm #3081
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Mr. Less

It is a music video compettition.

May 18, 2003 at 9:12 pm #3093
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Very cool.
I’ve never seen snow in brickfilms before.You’ve used it in a good way.I never heard the song,so it’s new to me.It would rock the house! :o

May 19, 2003 at 1:06 am #3108
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*Refuses to watch it so that he will still have morale to work on his music video project*

Sorry, I just don’t have the heart. :|


May 19, 2003 at 2:19 pm #3127
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So am I “allowed” to post the movie here before the contest starts? (silly question, I know) and is Jared available to make one video for the bunch? I don’t think I’ll be able to get this film transferred to VHS (especially since I’m in PAL country :P )

If you liked the music, check out for more of the same! You can download the entire album for free :)

May 20, 2003 at 4:49 pm #3189
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hmmm, you need to figure out how to cut off the last 15 secs of the film, or take out some parts in the middle or begining.. I loved it.


For one, next time put tape over your camera so the “greenlight” doesn’t reflect off the set.

The snow looked fantastic. there were a few bumps on the set, the mountain moving a bit but nothing bad..

Well This film will help me keep myself motivated for this contest..
Nice job Litervis.

May 20, 2003 at 5:37 pm #3192
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Nice snow and flashing in the background. Nice everything… except for the music. I don’t like rap songs. :? No offense, okay?


May 20, 2003 at 5:49 pm #3193
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It was quite ok. The music was not interesting enough to keep my attention for 4 minutes and unfortunately not much happened animation-wise to compensate that.

The animation was quite good. A huge improvement over that vacuum cleaner thing. Too bad that the stroboscope effect was rendered poorly by the codec, but I don’t think there’s a way around that (multi-pass, variable bitrate encoding, maybe, but I don’t think it will make it look great).


May 21, 2003 at 2:21 am #3248
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Bob Page


The set
The animation (way better than me)
The effects


The song
The guitar man :lol: there was no guitar use in this song :lol:

May 21, 2003 at 3:04 am #3252
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Nice music video, and good music!

What did you use for the snow? It looked so realistic!

May 21, 2003 at 7:51 am #3257
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Legotronn: I think you’ve got your definitions a little messed up. It’s not a rap song, it’s electronic music. However, the chanting is pretty repetitous :)

The “guitar man” is really a “bass man” but it’s quite hard to tell the difference. The strings on his guitar are a bit thicker :P I guess its hard to hear the bass in the song because of the cutoff in quality. I went to several concerts with Ugress during the production of this music video and they really use a drummer and bass guy live.

The snow was made using a combination of flour and glitter. We tried several different options, but the best was to lay a thick layer of flour and then sprinkle thin glitter-stuff on top. I also stole my little sister’s “glitter hair spray”. You can imagine the mess afterwards :lol:

May 21, 2003 at 9:25 am #3258
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Shootin Bricks

Very nicely done Litervis!
Excellent work- I would have preferred more story myself, the shots of the band were extremely repititous and the shots of the guy in the snow were lacking, it seemed there should have been more to it. But the animation was great, the sets were cool- especially the snow, though it was a little lumpy in places.

Overall, this is a great example of animating minifig musicians- I love the music and the video. Well done!

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