Topic: The Brickfilm Archival Project
Fellow brickfilmers, I am happy to present my latest endeavour, the Brickfilms Archival Project.
For years and years, brickfilming has spread all over the internet and around the world. The brickfilming community has grown and produced hours of fun, artistic, entertaining and enjoyable brickfilms. However, as the years have gone by, past generations of brickfilmers have faded, or moved on, or completely disappeared. Luckily, most of their films have survived, but they are scattered across the internet. Before YouTube, brickfilms were hosted privately, on individual servers, tucked into personal websites. But personal websites disappear, servers go down, data gets deleted. Even YouTube videos get removed.
It is important that these brickfilms are not lost. Brickfilming may be a niche within a niche within a niche, but we are significant. We’ve been featured in newspapers, magazines, television shows, prominent news sites, even been hired by the LEGO company to promote the little plastic blocks we all love. Brickfilms get hundreds of thousands, even in some cases millions, of views on YouTube. And even the look and feel of The LEGO Movie was influenced by brickfilms. We can’t afford to lose these even one of these brickfilms.
This is why, a few months ago, I started the Brickfilms Archival Project. The Brickfilms Archival Project’s mission is to seek out the greatest, most interesting, most important brickfilms of all time, catalog them, preserve them, restore them if necessary, and share them with the world. Now I need your help.
You can check out the current catalog here. As you can see, I’ve made some progress, but I still have a long way to go. This is where you can help!
You can suggest films that should be archived here. This post will have all of the info you need to learn more about the project, and how you can contribute. Feedback and input are welcome.
How to Look at the Catalog
Let’s go archive some brickfilms!
Zach Macias (MindGame)
Bert Loos (BertL)
The entire known work of the following creators have been archived
Jeremy Richard (studioamoi)
Zach Macias (MindGame)
Nathan Wells (Lord of the LEGO / One Brick Studios)
Tony Mines and Tim Drage (Spite Your Face)
Jonathan Hellerman and Nathanael Hellerman (Leftfield Studios)
Chris Salt (Buxton / 0ld_Scratch / Oblong Pictures)
Doug Vandergrift (cannedgravy / Vandy)
James Maduzia (JamesFM)
Stefan van Zwam (wander2 / Yellowhead Studios)