Topic: Bricks in Motion: The Documentary Kickstarter is now LIVE!
Alright everyone, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The Bricks in Motion: The Documentary Kickstarter is now LIVE!
The 48 hour promotional has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated!
We’re going to need all the exposure we can get, so please spread the news! Tell your friends and family! Post to Facebook and Twitter! Also, if you made a Celebration entry, feel free to include a link to the Kickstarter in the video description.
We’ve even made a YouTube promo video that you can upload to your own YouTube channel! Click here to download (123 MB). Don't forget to include a link to the Kickstarter in the annotations and/or video description!
Doug Vandegrift has put together a new promotional video to get people excited about the Bricks in Motion Kickstarter! If you want to help, you can download this video and upload it to your own YouTube Channel. Click here to download!
If this is the first time you’ve heard of this project, keep reading!
Philip Heinrich (Smeagol), Nathan Wells, Zach Macias (MindGame), Doug Vandegrift (Vandy) are working on a feature length documentary which will explore the world of brickfilmers.
The documentary will feature many longtime BricksInMotion members, including NXTManiac, Jay Silver, KG, Dewfilms, Slothpaladin, Filmyguy, RevMen, and Errol, as well as YouTube animators like Brotherhood Workshop and Forrestfire101. We'll explore what inspires people to get into the hobby through a series of interviews and looks at the daily life of various brickfilmers. The film will also feature a new stop motion film animated collaboratively by MindGame, Nathan Wells, and Sméagol, with additional animation from Vandy, creator of America: Outlawed.
Joseph Frank (known on this site as The Duke) will be collaborating with Sméagol to compose the original score for the documentary. Joseph was a prolific brickfilm composer in years past, lending his work to films including Mirrored Perspective, Edison, Beast, and Picturesque.
When you contribute to this Kickstarter, you have the opportunity to get fantastic thank-you gifts, including the Bricks in Motion Collection DVD which will contain all entries to the BiM Celebration contest as well as classic films from the BiM community with new, exclusive director commentaries by the filmmakers themselves. The DVD will include a new, higher quality scan of the 16mm original for Lindsay Fleay's The Magic Portal as well.
The DVD is still a work in progress, but it will include films by Nathan Wells, MindGame, Vandy, Sméagol, Fallentomato, NXTManiac, Slothpaladin, KG, Brendan Krick (Krickfilms), and more. All of these films will have new director commentaries. NXTManiac and Sméagol will also produce new, exclusive short films for the DVD that cannot be seen elsewhere. Doug Vandegrift (Vandy) will oversee the process of producing the DVD.
In addition to the DVD, we have other rewards, including this custom film camera set designed by Nathan Wells. A Blu-ray / DVD combo version of the collection will be available instead of the DVD for an additional $10 per tier.
All images are mockups and may vary from the final versions, though they should be improved, if anything.