This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Reality (What a Concept!) by Mark Butler.
Reality (What a Concept!) is a drama brickfilm by Mark Butler about a man who has destroyed reality. It was made in 2004 for the A Peculiar Event contest and ultimately won third place. Mark Butler was a member of Brickfilms.com, and only made three films: Reality (What a Concept!), Extreme Preparation, and Extreme Delivery.
Watch Reality (What a Concept!) on the Brickfilm Archive, and then head over to the spoilery discussion thread to discuss with your fellow brickfilmers!
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is 2001: A LEGO Odyssey by Marc Atkin.
2001: A LEGO Odyssey is both a homage to the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey and to the LEGO building toy and spans several eras. It was made in 2001 by Marc Atkin. Marc Atkin was a member of the early LEGO fan site LUGNET, and his films were in the Brickfilms.com directory. His only other film is Jar Jar Binks and the French Revolution.
Watch 2001: A LEGO Odyssey on the Brickfilm Archive, and then head over to the spoilery discussion thread to discuss with your fellow brickfilmers!
And here they are, the winners to the 2014 Bricks in Motion Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and the nominees! Zach and I are extremely happy that we have been able to bring back the Bricks in Motion Awards to everyone, and we'd especially like to thank our fellow judges: Littlebrick, Dewfilms, sillypenta, and Squash, with help from AquaMorph and Smeagol.
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Beast by Nathan Wells.
Time to be a little self-indulgent! It’s my birthday next week so I thought I’d be selfish. Beast is a horror myster brickfilm about Dr. Wilson, a scientist who will do anything to find a cure for cancer and must deal with the sudden murder of his lab assistant. It was made by me, Nathan Wells, in 2006 for the Fame, Infamy and Glory Contest, and ultimately won second place. Beastwas also nominated for Best Sound Design in the 2006 Brickfilming Achievement in Motion Picture Arts Awards. I was an active member of Brickfilms.com from 2005 to 2008, and have been active on Bricks in Motion since its founding, save for a “short” hiatus. My other films include Alex and Derrick: Five Years Later, 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure, Blinders, Unsound, andInfinity Squared.
The time has come! Over the last few months, our panel of judges have debated and discussed, and we've finally come to a consensus. The winners of the 2014 Bricks in Motion Awards have been chosen, and now it's time to reveal them in style.
You can learn more and check out the entire list of nominees in this thread.
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Fallen: Part One by Brendan Henry.
Fallen: Part One is a drama brickfilm about an angel and her fall to earth. It was made by Brendan Henry in 2005 and was nominated for four Brickfilming Achievement in Motion Picture Arts awards, including Best Overall Film. Brendan Henry was a well-known member of Brickfilms.com, and occasionally still posts to Bricks in Motion. His other brickfilms include Triumph of the Empire, Bounty, and the two Norseland Saga films.
The theme of BricksInMotion.com’s 2015 contest is Darkness and Light.
Eager to learn more? Check out the forum post for complete details on this contest!
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Great Microbiologists by Joshua Leasure.
Great Microbiologists is a comedic educational brickfilm about the history of microbiology and notable microbiologists. It was made by Josuha Leasure in 2003 and features features European members of the Brickfilms.com community voicing the historic microbiologists in their native languages. Josuha Leasure, known as RevMen, was the owner of Brickfilms.com from 2003 to 2007, and has made several other brickfilms, including Diplomacy I & II, The Battle of New Orleans, and System Reboot, a co-production with Robinson Wood.
Watch Great Microbiologists on the Brickfilm Archive, and then head over to the spoilery discussion thread to discuss with your fellow brickfilmers!
Jorden Davis (JonnDthunDer), 17, is a brickfilmer who currently resides in Alaska. He estimates he's collected more than 100,000 LEGO pieces, and at the age of 12 he began putting them to use making animations. While at a brother's soccer game he grabbed his mother's camera and decided to make an animation with some LEGO he'd brought. Brickfilming at a soccer game is a rare start, but it was the only beginning for Jorden:
"The Batmobile ran over Two-Face and that was the end. After clicking through the pictures rapidly and getting the illusion of motion, that little taste of animation had me hooked and I’ve been animating ever since."
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.