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The Hero - BiM 2010 Avant-Garde entry

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This is my entry into Avant-Garde.
When I first wrote the script back in June, I had no idea this would be an Avant-Garde entry. After I had gotten all of my voice actors, etc., I started to think about entering it into AG. I asked a few people, who all thought it was a good idea. I formally decided to enter this into Avant-Garde 7 days before the deadline, which didn't give me much time to animate a four minute film. I worked very hard for the 7 days, and although this isn't my best animation, I feel that this is one of my best films story-wise. Also, there's symbolism in this film. You might be able to find it. (It'll be easier for those who know the history of brickfilms.com mini/wink ) Please PM me what you think the symbolism is, and if you get it right... COOKIES FOR EVERYONE! mini/bigsmile

The reason why I entered "The Hero" into Avant-Garde is because it isn't like ordinary westerns. It's unique. It's an Avant-Garde western.

I'd like to thank Awesomeonomy, thefourmonkeys, Hazzat, Peanut, Fancypants, MooCJ, my family, and most importantly everyone who is putting this contest on.

Enjoy my entry, which I put a lot of sweat and tears into.

Placed 18th in AG.

-JK

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This was my favorite Avant-Garde entry so far. It was great and comical. Only complaint is that the people's lines were quite strange in quality (some person's lines echo, the other's is clear, etc.).

I really loved this brickfilm. Good job!

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I am disappointed that you cut out the part where the monkey falls off of the horse and swears. That was a cool film man, keep up the good work! I have some good competition...

I do not care about your opinion, unless it has to do with it needing more ponies.
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mini/frustrated I want my 4 to 5 minutes back so I can waste it elsewhere.

It was like watching Heroes from Season 1 to 3.  Great beginning and it just went downhill from there.  Were the inconsistent sound quality deliberate?  Show some respect for your audience and demand better quality from your actors.

Avant-Garde-worthy?  I guess, if you weren't expecting it. mini/wink

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Not particularly avant-garde, but hugely entertaining. I seriously cracked up at the second hero's (the one with the cap) attempt. I even chuckled at some of the cartoony animation techniques (like the tyrant changing his clothes).

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Lechnology wrote:

mini/frustrated I want my 4 to 5 minutes back so I can waste it elsewhere.

It was like watching Heroes from Season 1 to 3.  Great beginning and it just went downhill from there.  Were the inconsistent sound quality deliberate?  Show some respect for your audience and demand better quality from your actors.

Avant-Garde-worthy?  I guess, if you weren't expecting it. mini/wink

Not sure I'd go that far, but yes, I was very disapointed. It didn't really fit the theme, and the story was too repetitive. Great voice acting, and pretty good animation. I was just let down, by how good I thought that it'd be. 3/5.

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Despite not being very Avant-Garde it was fairly entertaining. The "Heroes" were quite laughable as was the overlord. The inconsistent sound quality was distracting and subtracted from the film however.  Over all good job 4/5. mini/wink

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I didn't really like it personally. Not my kind of humor I guess and I didn't think it was very avant-garde either. Also you shouldn't point out to everyone that there's symbolism in the film, I assume you're very proud of the sybolism because you even put it in the end credits. But pointing it out that much just makes it stupid.

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Lechnology wrote:

B/ I want my 4 to 5 minutes back so I can waste it elsewhere.

:( I'm so sorry I wasted your time.

Lechnology wrote:

Show some respect for your audience and demand better quality from your actors.

The reason why I don't demand better quality from my actors is because usually when I do that they never get them back to me. But next time when I have more time than a week, I'll do that.

If you feel this way about my film, I sincerely apologize.

vik wrote:

I assume you're very proud of the sybolism because you even put it in the end credits. But pointing it out that much just makes it stupid.

Yes but nobody would know there's symbolism if I didn't tell them XD

Thanks for your comments everyone. :)

-JK

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Just Kidden wrote:

But next time when I have more time than a week, I'll do that.


-JK

You had 10 months mini/tongue
Hope I didn't sound to harsch there, pulling off a 4 minute film in one week is pretty impressive.

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vik wrote:
Just Kidden wrote:

But next time when I have more time than a week, I'll do that.


-JK

You had 10 months mini/tongue

Read the first post, plz.

vik wrote:

Hope I didn't sound to harsch there, pulling off a 4 minute film in one week is pretty impressive.

No worries, I actually like hearing people's opinions. mini/smile Gives me an idea of what I should improve on in my next film.

I'd like to add that I feel that this film could have been better if I were to have made it in a longer time period, I sort of wish I didn't enter it into this contest so I could have made it better.

-JK

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No cameo of my minifig? mini/tongue
I appreaciated the cartoony animation style, got a few laughs out of it, it started pretty good, but it got a bit messy at the end.
Fairly enjoyble long random.

3/5

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Haha, don't worry, I'll kill your sigfig somehow in my next film. mini/tongue

Thanks, I do notice that it got messy in the end, I'll make sure I don't rush endings next time.

-JK

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Anything else? ( mini/cat )
I DON'T GOT NO SHAME FYI
-JK

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It was very funny. mini/bigsmile

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Very enjoyable!  I'm not sure if this film fit as well with this contest or if it would have been a better entry for Thac 7 (unexpected) mini/tongue  Anyways, for animating it all in one week, it was pretty good mini/bigsmile

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I didn't enjoy it as much as Amphibian Appendages, but I still got a good chuckle out of it.  If you had started it earlier I think you could have had an amazing film (the ending was a little weak).  I really enjoy your wacky, cartoony sense of humor! mini/smile

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Thanks, guys. mini/bigsmile

-JK

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I honestly cried at how funny and well done it was. mini/sweat

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mini/XD Are you serious?

Thanks man mini/bigsmile

-JK

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