What you think makes a good brickfilm

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December 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm #410842
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Silence

Re Comedy: I think that mostly depends on the plot and script, it’s not needed by me, it’s good for some Brickfilms but sometimes it isn’t.

January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am #411202
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i think that to create comedy that will truly make someone laugh, is interaction. if you don’t know what i mean, then watch the klay world series on youtube.(thats not spamming, just suggesting).

January 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm #411401
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roRyL

Or good props. It makes people appreciate your dedication to the art more. :)

January 23, 2010 at 6:15 am #411412
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Topic: CHARACTERS

When producting and putting together a brickfilm’s story, you always want to have interesting characters, and not just knock-offs or parodies of famous characters (e.g. SuperMan to WonderDude). you want your story to be doused with originality. Let’s say, for example you’re making a brickfilm about a child playing in the front yard. What will happen on the street? A car with XXXXXXXXXL-sized rims comes along, maybe a teenage couple holding hands? These are what make stories interesting and believable: CHARACTERS. :eyebrow:

February 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm #411526
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I think a good brickfilm has a good story and realistic, sympathethetic characters. That is what a good movie is made of, and thats also why there are hardly any goood movies anymore.

February 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm #411726
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Hey great topic lads and lassies. I am 43 and have still to make a film. I am glad for any help. Still getting my bricks and figures. Will be filming soon now i know what to look for. Any pointers for noobs on the actual bricks i should be collecting. I have talked to my younger family members they are bringing me bits and pieces. I must say they are all up for me making brick films. There seems to be a big following nowadays.

April 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm #411960
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A strong, clear story line.
I’ve seen so many films that are just too random. Most people might just be bored and make a 5 fps video of guys running around and cars driving in an awkward way. I find that really annoying.

July 18, 2010 at 3:41 am #412201
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Costumes are everything. :cheer:

March 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm #412569
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-A good story

-Good sound, without noise

-More than one voice actorr

-Music

-Cool sound effects

-15 fps or more

-No earthquakes because the camera was bumped

-Cool special fx

-Movie length of between 2 and 5 minutes

-Good lighting

-Not too bright colours

-Good image quality

-Smooth animation with ease in and ease out

March 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm #412572
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“Legofan99″ wrote: -A good story

-Good sound, without noise

-Not only one voice actor

-Music

-Cool sound effects

-15 fps or more

-Smooth animation (Not choppy animations with 1 frame for each action)

-Cool special fx

-At least 1 minute of action

-Lighting

-Sectured sets and cameras (but if you like earthquakes, go crazy)

-Not too bright colours

-Cool design

-Great image quality

That is just splendid advice, seriously

April 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm #412680
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well, a brickfilm has to be smoothly done, with a plot, and for improvement, add sound of special effects. the special effects con be done with programs such as paint, and the edited photocan be used in a stopmotion creator such as windows movie maker.

April 23, 2011 at 7:48 am #412697
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The War Film Guru

I do agree with all those.

A tip: give your set personality! before you film, make sure your set includes minor touches that increase realism (e.g: for a house interior, have a broom, for a town or village, have random stuff like mugs and tools floating around)

These finishing touches may seem small, but they make a big difference in the end. :wink

May 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm #412860
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The most important is the film to be smooth. Ive seen movies destroyed because they were not smooth… The plot isn’t so important.

May 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm #412866
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If i should cover all with ony word, I would use the word realism.

May 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm #412868
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“Legofan99″ wrote: If i should cover all with ony word, I would use the word realism.

What do you mean by that?

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