Topic: The Great Flower Robbery Production Log

I'm very proud to announce that my latest film and Spring Blossoms entry "The Great Flower Robbery" is officially underway! You can find the script in my pre-production log. Here's a behind the scenes image and a snapshot from the first scene:

http://i.imgur.com/SV7vqZW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JXJaLxY.jpg

To get the wire into the lamp I had to build a technic brick into the wall and hide it behind the couch. Then I ran it through it and up lamp post (that was a lot harder than it sounds!) as shown here.

http://i.imgur.com/ZUfXb3T.jpg

Then I put a transparent yellow brick over the light to create the lamp bulb and make the light yellow.

Last edited by Brickman (May 11, 2017 (09:17am))

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Awesome! May I ask what is the material underneath the set in the first picture, and what do you use it for?

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Lego Figure Productions wrote:

Awesome! May I ask what is the material underneath the set in the first picture, and what do you use it for?

It's a very coarse, non slip, fabricy material that's meant to keep cutting boards from moving when cutting foods. It does not budge! If you stick it underneath the baseplate it's as sturdy, if not more sturdy, than tape. That saves time and money on tape!

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Wow, a very unique solution! I use blu-tac for sticking my bases down, the only problem that occurs is that the edge of the baseplates curve up slightly, but seeing s I have never shown the corners in a shot of any of my brickfilms so far, it hasn't been a problem mini/smile

Also, do you use Brickstuff or LifeLites?

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LifeLites for now, but I hope to get some Brickstuff lights soon to accompany my LifeLites.

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Here's a shot from the next scene. As you can see I'm doing mouth animation in this film. I think it's looking really nice!

http://i.imgur.com/qTVVOUb.jpg

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Very nice! What camera are you using?

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Very nice! What camera are you using?

The Canon EOS Rebel XS and a Nikon AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D Zoom lens via a Fotodiox lens mount adapter.

Last edited by Brickman (May 11, 2017 (09:14am))

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I added a split screen effect to the the last clip I showed and these are the results:

http://i.imgur.com/xvmTYfa.jpg

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Great! How did you do it? I've been wanting to know for a while if there is a certain way and/or a specific piece of software that is required. Care to shed any light on the subject?

In other news, I hope to start getting everything prepared for my entry today mini/smile

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A tutorial will be available on my Youtube channel tomorrow. I used Cyberlink Power Director 14. I think you can use any version from 12 after though. Some version of Power Director should come pre-installed on an HP. There's also this for Windows and Mac. It's $40 and it says you can do split screen here. I might be using that in the future.

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How are you doing the mouth animation? I'm curious to know what software is involved.

https://bricksafe.com/files/thistof/hillbillyheist/TofAnimation.png

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I'm using Papagayo and Glueface. The creators' site is closed but I've uploaded it and you can download it here. I've also included a bunch of their mouth sets which are now erased because of the site's closing. You're going to need Java and Papagayo. Tutorials for Papagayo and Glueface are available here and here.

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Thanks, I'm working on a non-brickfilm project, maybe Papagayo will help me time the lip sync.

https://bricksafe.com/files/thistof/hillbillyheist/TofAnimation.png

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Here's a couple snapshots from the next scene.

http://i.imgur.com/kKp8kR8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OWykhYs.jpg

Production will resume next weekend. Also, the split screen tutorial I said was coming out yesterday, has also been delayed until next weekend. mini/sad

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Alright. Here's a shot from the next scene. More behind the scenes coverage coming soon!

http://i.imgur.com/Cd0R3wd.jpg

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Unfortunate I've been really busy the last few weeks so I will be unable to submit this video to Spring Blossoms. mini/sad  However I'm still on board for making the film, so stay tuned!