As ever, your animation is very smooth, and really something to be proud of, as are your sets. While the cinematography's nothing massively quirky or experimental, it does the job nicely.
While I don't find the content objectionable (though I do not condone the use of drugs, which has often made me an outsider at college) I'm not sure what to make of the story. I was waiting for some kind of joke or maybe a brickfilm acid trip (a really cooky, surreal trip brickfilming could be interesting) but nothing actually happened, and as the brickfilm went on, the attempts at humour just became sigh-worthy.
However, it's kind of refreshing in a weird sort of way that you do make such controversial brickfilms, so I've given you an extra brick for being a very welcome devil's advocate of sorts. I'm not a massive fan of your videos themselves, but I'm glad you're making attempts to break away from the perception that all brickfilms must exclusive cater to children because "it's Lego". That said, I think there's a lot you can do to be more clever in the way you go about it.
Thank you for the constructive criticism. I have to say I agree with your assessment... the story/writing just didn't work... the story was lacking, the jokes fell flat, and nothing really happened (as you said). Ugh. After spending who-knows-how-many hours (20-25+ ??) animating everything, and then more time editing the video, I went to record the voices and I kind of felt like--is this gonna be good? I continued--thinking maybe I was second guessing myself. Then I considered trying to rewrite it/tweak it/re-edit... but I was sick of it by then.
So... ultimately I followed through, thinking completing the process would be a learning experience and a better option than scraping it all together. I tried to focus on making it sound/look as good as possible and cut myself some slack--it is what it is.
I almost didn't share this one here--knowing it missed the mark. But whatever. And I'm sharing the backstory because I imagine a lot of us have experienced similar challenges. We all have strengths and weaknesses... writing is hard as h*ll for me and I know I won't always hit it out the park, but ultimately the process was fun and valuable. I love doing everything myself, but that's bound to expose my shortcomings!
Thanks again for taking the time! Your feedback is articulate/appreciated.
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