Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: Great Microbiologists (May 29, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Great Microbiologists by Joshua Leasure.
Great Microbiologists is a comedic educational brickfilm about the history of microbiology and notable microbiologists. It was made by Joshua Leasure in 2003 and features European members of the Brickfilms.com community voicing the historic microbiologists in their native languages. Joshua Leasure, known as RevMen, was the owner of Brickfilms.com from 2003 to 2007, and has made several other brickfilms, including Diplomacy I & II, The Battle of New Orleans, and System Reboot, a co-production with Robinson Wood.
SPOILERY DISCUSSION BELOW!
Great Microbiologists is from a genre of brickfilms you don’t see that often nowadays: the educational brickfilm. Like other educational brickfilms like The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton or the two Animation Class films, Great Microbiologists combines humor with historical fact to both amuse and educate. The animation is simple but effective, and the balance between humor and information is well done.
What are your thoughts on Great Microbiologists? What did you like about it? What do you think of the educational aspect? Did you have a favorite moment?