Good grief, there are so many things that influence my art! I'd say that brickfilms are lower on the list than other forms of influence (cartoons, movies, video games, real life), but I do have a list of majorly influential brickfilms. I'd say that none of these influence all of my art, but most influence parts of my art. I'd go as far as to say that sometimes the individual films themselves aren't the influence, but the conglomerate of the films made by a certain creator. Anyway, here's the four I've selected:
Indiana Scones and the Quest for the Platinum Waffle by eanimation
The jokes, the humor, the fact that as a kid I completely ripped off this video and made a clone of it... those are the things that influenced me the most. This also goes hand in hand with eanimation's "An Average Death Star Day." The comedic timing and the unexpected and on the nose jokes get me every time. A memorable joke from Indiana Scones is found at 1:23. "Carrying guns is a safety hazard, so I'll carry more than one!"
Tender Family Moments: Reading is FUN by SpastikChuwawa
What can I say, I'm a sucker for goofy comedy. This film was introduced to me in 2011 I think and I watched it over and over again because it's just so good! I feel like it definitely influenced my comedy and filmmaking. The off the wall humor found in such simple things is great. "'With a library card, you have the key to worlds of learning an adventure!' 'What a concept!'"
A Date with Julie by A Repelling Spider
A lesser known film, A Date with Julie helped me get back into brickfilming in 2013. I found the link on some blog and I was like "wow, this film is super well done!" Repelling Spider led me to Squid who informed me of BRAWL and THAC which led me to enter! It's pretty obvious that the ending had influence on Sola Luna. And we all know, I just love touching endings to movies. (See: Sola Luna, MECH, Race of a Legend, Immature Antics of an Evildoer, and even Spirit of the West. )
Sharks and Clowns by Squid
Speaking of Squid, this is one of his masterpieces. It was hard to choose between this and Leprechauns in France because they were both SUPER influential, but this one seemed like the one. It has parts which are seemingly random, but they're all just part of a wildly fantastical world created by Harrison.
Only Human by JonnDthunDer
This wasn't as influential as the three other films listed here, but it definitely played a part in influencing Sola Luna. It's a great film.
There are so many more brickfilms, but I couldn't possibly dig up every brickfilm I've ever seen that influenced me in some way.
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