Small World has somehow jumped into my top 20 favourite brickfilms after first viewing. From the first images that were posted on the "Frame from your up-coming film" thread I thought it would be alright, but nothing special, especially since Goldencamerastudio's other work is really quite average, no offense to him. I was quite surprised at the time length when I clicked on it, and decided I'd give it a look.
The first couple of shots were simplistic enough, though the pan was quite jittery. Then I saw the inside of the dumpster. My attitude brightened as the film continued, though I couldn't shake the repetitive the music, which thankfully stopped at 1 minute and 35 seconds. From there the film flew, with some innovative animation, cleaver techniques, and a steady pace and plot.
The technical aspects are quite good, however it does fall low in some parts. Such as the camera quality, which really does disappoint. Some of the framing and animation was awkward as well, but not too bad. So what makes this film so great? The plot. Original, well paced, with a lovely idea. The film really does invite some new things to brickfilming indeed. However nothing is perfect, and it does fall down nearer the end of the film, where it starts to feel rushed, and the no-dialogue starts to infringe it's full capability.
In my opinion this and Larrygitis should win Septemberfest from what I've seen, and they are very close indeed. And well done, especially since you were up until this point an alright brickfilmer, nothing more - but now this has really given me a lot of respect for you.
'look like it was shot at 2 FPS by a blindfolded five year old boy with broken fingers and no thumbs.' -PushOverI'll be back animating soon! Exams and computer faults are keeping me away </3
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