Well, the thing is, you're right. I did rush my entry, Pritchard. And the story is simple, and I wish I could have given it more...well, more. I did have some other good ideas for my entry.
I don't really have many things to "polish" my entry with. Money is tight right now in my family and it's one of the main reasons why I don't make brickfilms as often as I used to. Right now, all I can work with is some LEGO bricks, clay, and Monkeyjam. Like I said, I don't have any other animation programs, so I'll have to make do with the things that I just listed.
I'm sorry to say that viewers will have to look past the light flicker and pay attention to the video itself. It isn't like the video is centered around light flicker, and ONLY light flicker. It's centered around whatever the video is centered around; the plot or whatever.
I thought about making a religious-themed entry, but I really liked this idea. I thought that, even though it had very little to do with Easter itself, it was still a fun idea. I would have made the idea more clearer had we, the entrants, not been restricted to only 20 seconds in running time.
Since the contest was started later than usual, I didn't really have much time to work on an entry. I scripted the film on Sunday evening, went to school for four days, came home on Thursday, and filmed the entry, not eating dinner until late after 10:00 at night. I tried to get as much done as possible on Thursday night because, at the moment, I'm focusing on exams and studies and other schooling. Instead of having a nice get-together with relatives on Easter Sunday, I had tonnes of homework to do, studying for the exams. So, I didn't really have a lot of time to make an entry for the Easter contest.
The tree is shaking because trees shake when animals scurry down the trunks. While filming those shots with the tree, I noticed that it shook a lot. But, I decided it worked out since trees shake. They don't just stand solemn and still.
I'm not trying to get all defensive here. No, not at all. I'm just putting it out there, Pritchard. But, overall, thanks for this great contest. Even though I quite rushed my entry, I still enjoyed doing it. Now that my time to brickfilm is limited (and I'm usually lucky if I can get on BiM at all), I was grateful that I had enough time to make an entry for the Easter contest. I don't really think it matters much that I got second to last place. I'm just glad I could find the time to make something.
I've gotten older since when I first joined the website, as you can see. And, I've learned quite a bit about the animation contests and such. I usually don't get in the Top Three or Top 10. In the future, when I can find the time to make more films, and enter more contests, I will aim to do better. So, thanks.
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