Topic: Antonio's Revenge
Some of you may remember me from way-back-in-the-day-brickfilms.com-land. I was the Janitor. I haven't been around for a while, but I've been busy. I present - Antonio's revenge.
Here's a little history (copy/pasted from the vimeo description, so don't be insulted by the presumed lack of previous brickfilming knowledge).
Nearly ten years ago, when my cousin Tony and I were about eleven or twelve years old (and still at an appropriate age to be playing with toy bricks), the LEGO Studios camera and software were released, making it possible for any kid with a box of lego's and a free Saturday afternoon to direct and animate his very own stop-motion film.
This was perhaps the best day of our lives.
We quickly got to work on our first project, Antonio's Revenge, which was, for the most part, an excuse to shoot a fight scene in a bar. The plot was porous, the characters dull and the dialogue unbearable. The animation itself was really something as well - if I remember correctly, it was effectively done at about two frames per second.
(brickfilms-community-relevant side note: immediately after finishing the film, we sent it off to our other cousin and sometimes partner in crime Josh. He was inspired - probably more by the possibilities of the medium than by the quality of the film, but still. He went about making his own movies and searching the internet for others who might be doing the same thing. He encountered Jason Rowoldt's little site - brickfilms.com - and, of course, the rest is history.)
Unfortunately, that film has long since found its way to Windows 95 heaven. But about a year and a half ago, Tony and I (now in our early 20's) decided that the film deserved to be resurrected. We cooked up a script in about an hour based on our memory of the original, recorded the voices, and began animating.
We wanted to retain the spirit of the original, but update the technical and artistic aspects a bit. So, instead of a few hours of work, the new version took almost 2 years (on and off - naturally, we're a bit busier now).
What you see before you, then, is a re-imagination of the original Antonio's Revenge. We wish we could show you both, but alas, some things are not meant to be. Enjoy.
For those interested in such things:
camera: qcp 4000
software: stop motion animator and vegas 4.0 for video, reason 2.5 for music.
Last edited by janitor (April 4, 2009 (01:44am))