Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: Mirrored Perspective (May 22, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Mirrored Perspective by Zach Macias.
Mirrored Perspective follows the story of a man trapped in dark chamber, with only his reflection to keep him company. It was made by Zach Macias in 2006 and ultimately was nominated in four categories in the 2006 Brickfilms Achievement in Motion Pictures Awards, including Best Film. Zach Macias is a staple of the brickfilms community, both as a long-time member of Brickfilms.com and Bricks in Motion. He currently is running the 2014 Bricks in Motion Awards with Nathan Wells, and has made many films, including The Profession, Sinner Monologues, Stranger Than Fishin’, and nine films featuring his characters Ben and Andy.
SPOILERY DISCUSSION BELOW!
Mirrored Perspective is a great example of how a slow pace combined with specially-written music can really sell a mood. Back before Kevin MacLeod became the default music for every brickfilm (and video game Let’s Play), resident brickfilm composer Joseph Frank created custom scores for many brickfilms, including Mirrored Perspective. Combined with Zach’s thoughtful cinematography and restrained animation, the music creates moods that wanders from melancholy to hopeful.
What are your thoughts on Mirrored Perspective? What did you like about it? What do you think how the music, simple animation and slow pace tells the story? Did you have a favorite moment?