Topic: Collaborative BiM Half Hour Christmas Special!
Nothing says Christmas like stop-motion! And I'm proposing we put together a half hour television style special. I'm thinking we'll have a framing device in which the participating brickfilmers are together in some location (perhaps stranded at a train station during a blizzard after a festival, and meeting in person for the first time?) and recalling their most meaningful holiday memories. The stories they remember are told in flashbacks, cutting to the animated shorts (around two minutes long) that each person will be submitting. In the end, they will realize that while they can't be with their families, they have found common ground with their fellow brickfilmers, and in a sense, are spending time with family, and perhaps this is a story that each of them might tell someday.
Someone will have to film the framing device with the likenesses and voices of each contributing brickfilmer, so if you're interested in shooting that (or helping write that portion) then please comment in the thread.
I know I've specifically mentioned Christmas here, but even if you're not of the Christian faith, please do participate. I want to include every experience here, it's all about the brickfilming family we have here.
There will also be commercial breaks, so if you're not feeling inspired to tell an anecdote, maybe you can create a commercial. Toy commercials would be an obvious choice, but how about gift ideas, promos for other holiday specials, and even completely random commercials that have nothing to do with the holiday?
Before shooting, comment in this thread what your idea is so that everyone can get an idea of what you'll be contributing and so that we can get a feel of what we need more/less of. In fact, let's keep all communication public in this thread so that we're all on the same page. Try to make the goal length for your personal story animations between 1 and 2 minutes. They may be edited down if time constraints demand it, depending on how many submissions we get.
Copyright stuff: You will own your segment and may publish as you wish. No copyrighted music or sounds, as usual. Kevin MacLeod and freesound.org are fine. Pieces from any theme and other non-Lego toys are fine, I'm sure we all have that one family member who runs around all Christmas in a Darth Vader helmet. It's you isn't it?
What you need to supply:
* A brickfilmed story from your personal experience, under two minutes.
* Your recorded voice over telling your story (if you prefer your story to be silent, that's fine, but we'll need the intro and outtro to bring it in and out of the framing device)
* A minifig of your likeness to appear in the framing device scenes (be prepared to mail it to whoever animates these scenes, you'll get it back after)
* A commercial (voice over and minifig avatar not needed) of exactly 15 or 30 seconds. Short and sweet is probably best.
The deadline is Oct. 31 2017
Yeah, I know that's Halloween, and it's weird to think about Christmas before Halloween time is over, but that date is about halfway between now and Christmas, which gives us time to compile the stories and commercials, do any editing, and create the framing device which holds it all together. It's also an easy date to remember.
Last edited by thistof (October 24, 2017 (11:35am))