Topic: Brickfilm Christmas Special Production Thread

I'm starting a production thread here for anyone working on clips for the faux holiday TV special mentioned here:
http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/to … as-special

Feel free to post any clips, screenshots, tests, etc. to inspire each other!

I'll start with the first shot I've completed for my story segment. Also my first try at doing digital faces, I filmed a plain yellow head and created the faces in photoshop, then attempted to line them up in post. There are still a few spots where they slip around on the head more than I'd like. Unlisted youtube video is here:
https://youtu.be/SeHpGqSlT7o

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That looks really great Thistof. I got my story lined up. I remember it like it was yesterday. In 2013 I got like the ULTIMATE Christmas present and I didn't even know what it was until like a minute after I opened it! I'm not going to spoil it obviously, but that morning will make a great video.

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Do we have a schedule for the special yet? (Like what Pritchard suggested on the other thread). Maybe I missed it.
On another note, I know what my story is going to be and I'm about to work on the script.

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Do we have a schedule for the special yet? (Like what Pritchard suggested on the other thread). Maybe I missed it.
On another note, I know what my story is going to be and I'm about to work on the script.

Here's a tentative schedule:

Show (opening): 3m
Commercial: 2m
Show: 8m
Commercial: 3m
Show: 8m
Commercial: 3m
Show (finale and credits) 3m

Figuring in an extra 30 seconds or so for the introduction and reaction of each story, I'd say in 8 minutes we should be able to get 3 or 4 stories, depending on length, so shoot for at least 30 seconds, but preferably 1-2 minutes of actual animation.

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The test footage looks fantastic, thistof! mini/smile

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Hey guys! Sorry for bumping the thread, but I finished the screenplay for my story segment and I thought I'd share it with you. You can read it here.

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mini/lol Excellent! I love how the whole "Christmas Future" is like a nightmare montage of what the years to come might possibly have in store for Máté, in his shocked state!

This is going to be so good, I can't wait!

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Arginnon wrote:

Hey guys! Sorry for bumping the thread, but I finished the screenplay for my story segment and I thought I'd share it with you. You can read it here.

Hou hou hou, this is very good

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I'm thinking to make a commercial

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Awesome, can't wait! I'm maybe halfway done shooting my story, though that doesn't include adding the faces in. I'm also trying to shoot another brickfilm in time for Halloween, so hopefully I can find time for both, but I'm giving this project higher priority.

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Mostly built my set and gathered up the needed minifigures today.
I'm excited, I haven't done any animation in a while, and it's good to have some extra motivation to make time for it.

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Awesome Pritchard! I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody is coming up with. Everybody, feel free to post BTS or screenshots to inspire each other!

Meanwhile, I'm reaching out to a few people who seemed tentatively interested or haven't yet responded, as I'd like to have as many current brickfilmers involved as possible, together in one video. Sort of a snapshot in time of BiM of this era; like a yearbook of sorts.

I'd like to get a brief count of what we can expect, so if you're working on a story or commercial to be included, please PM me (or reply to this thread) with:

1. Story or Commercial
2. Progress (script, storyboard, set building, animation, etc.)
3. Estimated final length

...and I'll start compiling a definitive list so we can see what we have. I think when this thing starts taking a more solid form, more people will be inspired to jump in and contribute. Like an infectious brickfilming disease... of love and charity and uh, goodwill towards minifigs.

UPDATE:
Thank you all for the great response on this project. I've been in contact with several of you, and I wanted to post an encouraging update of how the show is shaping up so far. The first list here are the ones that seem to be pretty solid in terms of commitment, so I'm counting them as "FOR SURE." The second list I'm calling "STRONG INTEREST" which are people who have expressed interest but haven't been able to confirm for sure. The third list includes people who initially showed some interest, as well as a couple people I'm personally calling to action. We'll call this third list "CALLING TO ACTION"

It looks like we have 6 stories for sure, possibly 7, as well as a few commercials locked in. It would be great to have a couple more stories, so if you're on the fence, hop on down! We also need a bunch more commercials, so if something short and simple fits better with your busy schedule, there are plenty of openings available.

FOR SURE:
Arginnon        Story        "Riddles For The Ring"
[email protected]        Story        Christmas tree hunting right after thanksgiving
Dragon Brick    Story
Pritchard St.    Story        building a snowman
Supermelty    Story        "A Christmas Carol" play
Thistof        Story        family home video
Undershadow    Story        script in progress
Willow Tree    Story
elDrac13        Commercial    funny bicycle commercial
Legoander    Commercial    brick drink soda campaign
Sir Snorlax    Commercial    Rick Masculine's Guide to Surviving in the Wild
Wammy        Commercial    Bricks-A-Million
W.Osborne    Commercial

STRONG INTEREST:
Brickman        Story        gift - first stopmotion kit
Shawarma        Story
Aiwha        Commercial
AlphaWeasel
Sir Snorlax
SpeakBroccoli

CALLING TO ACTION:
brickorbrack
Evolved Turtle
Penta
Rioforce
Squash
YummyBurritoProductions

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Hey guys! How's everyone getting along with their entries? I finished producing the music for mine, which you can listen to here. Any feedback is appreciated! I'm planning to use 'The Gollum X-Mas Swing' as a sort of frame to make the film's score a bit more even, as the different tracks also have very different tones. Especially the 'Precious Moments' track, which I will use for the Christmas Future montage.

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I'm going to write the script for my commercial today and should hopefully get most of the animation done within the week.

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I'm planning mine out at the moment so hopefully I can do at least some of the animation this weekend mini/smile

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The script for my commercial is complete. I will start building the sets tomorrow, and might even start animating if I have the time!

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"Whoo! Sorry, I couldn't make my commercial. mini/sad" - My Previous Comment
Real comment: My commercial is submited, so excited to see everyone else's work!
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Two shots down...
Many more to go.

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Wow, I am getting so pumped for this!
@Arginnon, that music is incredible! I laughed so hard at the Precious Moments music, and the Gollum X-Mas swing has that Vince Guaraldi vibe.
@William Osborne and @Dragon Brick:
so glad to have you both confirmed, I've moved you up to the "for sure" list.
@YummyBurrito, thanks for entertaining the idea and for letting us know. I'm expecting we'll need more commercials later and since they will be able to be spliced in at the last minute, I'll keep the invitation for commercial spots open for you and anyone who happens to find a little extra time in a month or so, but of course no pressure.
@Pritchard, thanks for the awesome screen shot! Sharing progress like this makes this thing so much more real and helps encourage us all!

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