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"Spring Blossoms"

Directed By: Daniel Utecht

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Length: 03:13
Released: April 10th, 2017

Director's Comments

I made this brickfilm to promote BrickVideo Studio's newest contest "Spring Blossoms."

I tried something a little different for this one. In particular, the entire 2 minute animated portion is a single shot. I used some crossfades to express the passage of time, but the camera position never changes. It was challenging, but a lot of fun. I had hoped to complete the animating in a single day so I wouldn't have to worry about any set/camera bumps, but that didn't work out. The second day of shooting, I did have to do some realigning, but I managed. One of the other challenges was making sure to position the action in a clear and concise manner for the audience to understand what was going on. I had a general idea of the story and how things were going to play out, but those ideas sometimes had to be altered to work within the frame. In reality, I get some of my best ideas while in the middle of a shot. The goal is just to figure it out before it's too late and I have to scrap my work.

All in all, I'm quite proud of how this turned out, and I would love to hear what you guys think.

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