Hey there buddy!
Do not be worried, and think you are alone! I am sort of in my own situation like yours but a little different, as right now the story is my main concentration, I am also going for a longer brickfilm and so far am really enjoying the ideas I have.
Its a great way to gain inspiration by watching veteren brickfilmers who have taken this field before and are experienced in cinematography and story.
Before I give the links, the best advice I can give you is to plan small. Don't go for a whole bunch of ideas and try to settle upon one, it can be a nightmare. Try and stick to one idea and if your happy with it go with it!
As for the story, ask yourself simple questions;
What genre do I want this film to be?
What is the main plot?
Who is the protagonist?
Who is the baddie?
Is it a serious film?
Do I have a story I'm happy with?]
simple questions like these can help you kick off.
Now onto the films list!
Unrenewable - This is the first film that comes to mind, and is a huge inspiration as to why I started brickfilming! You may have seen it or you may not have. Its by none other than Smeagol himself. It tells a really great story of a detective, and the cinematography and story is fantastically presented and visually enjoyable. If you want to get more concept and learn more about the film watch the second link with annotation!
link 2 (With annotation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdCcWz9Ao0
The magic portal - This brick film is another great vid I would recommend you watch if you haven't seen it its one of the first brick films to have ever been made. It doesn't have an actual story/dialog however the sets and designs are just so fitting for the scenery and its become so popular and well reconized for being one of the first brick films.
Lego Biblins Weg - Brickfilm (HD) - Now this is another really great brickfilm, although it is in german the cinematography on this brickfilm is astonishing! You will see amazing techniques and large detail in all and every individual set. Theres also some great techniques you can learn along the way while watching this film! Would highly recommend it, to get more of a visual feel of it.
Henri & Edmond - Plastic Love (brickfilm LEGO) - This film is a really cute and interesting brickfilm, it tells the story of love between Henri & Bridgette. It has quite a twist at the ending! It is visually amazing, with awesome camera angles, and views! The set designs are exquisite!
Henri & Edmond - Droits d'auteur (brickfilm LEGO) - Another great brick film and the same creators of Plastic love. This is a really great story about how Henri & Edmond get into a situation with a copyright song, and they go on a crazy chase to escape justice! Its again visually stunning and the story is well developed, I have watched this a few times!
Because theres sooo many great films it would take a large while to write it all down. From now I will just post the name and links! (This in no way means I am more fond of the above then the bottom, as films pop in my head or as of most recently that I have seen, I write them down it was just a helpful way to help you out on deciding which film has what, but all the rest are still very recommended just as the above!)
Clone Training Center
Lego Star Wars "The Ruthless Plan" Part 1
Lego Star Wars "The Ruthless Plan" Part 2
Lego Star Wars "The Ruthless Plan" Part 3
Lego Star Wars "The Ruthless Plan" Part 4
Lego Star Wars "The Ruthless Plan" Part 5
Battle of the Brick: Built for Combat - The Movie
That's The Way It Goes! - A Collection of Short Stories by Walter Benson (LEGO Brickfilm)
Theres a whole bunch more, but this is from the top of my head, this is honestly great to begin with. Just watch them over, see how the scenes/sets are made. Grab ideas, write down tips and techniques as you notice them.
To anyones great film I have missed I apologize if I forgot it!! I honestly have a large number of brickfilms I have really enjoyed watching over the years!
Hope this comes as some kind of help/assistance to you bud! And best of luck!
May the force guide you!
Last edited by Divine (January 16, 2015 (03:11am))
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