Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: Pertinacity (Feb 20, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Pertinacity by Christoph Brock.
Pertinacity follows the story of a gray swan trying to get the attention of a white swan. Pertinacity was made in 2004 for the Ten Bricks Contest, a contest that challenged brickfilmers to animate a short brickfilm using a maximum of 10 bricks total. It won second place, but since Christoph Brock was also a host of the contest, the second and third prizes were passed down to the third and fourth places. Christoph Brock, known as Brickbrock, was an early active member of Brickfilms.com, and made several other brickfilms including A Quiet Evening and X-Mas Golem.
SPOILERY DISCUSSION BELOW!
Pertinacity is a wonderful example of what can be achieved despite the narrowest of limitations. With only ten bricks and two characters, Brock was able to convey many nuanced emotions in this 2-minute film. Every movement is thoughtful and intentional, and not a moment is wasted. Thanks to the painted backdrop, it’s not even immediately obvious how limited the brick selection is. With modern brickfilms reveling in their massive, excessive LEGO sets, it’s nice to look back and see that sometimes, less is definitely more.
What are your thoughts on Pertinacity? What did you like about it? What do you think about its restrained use of LEGO? Did you have a favorite moment?
Last edited by Nathan Wells (February 20, 2015 (09:41am))