Very cool, and a bit unusual... but in a cool way! I finally got to watch this and I see you took some liberties (like a star Wars reference), and yet the message is there too. I really like the voice of Mary. Is she available for other projects? I'd like to use her in HOO4. Could you pass my info to her? LMK.
The only thing I don't like is the mouth animations, but that's just me. I'm going to watch it again now, as soon as I am done on Bim.
Thank you for the kind words
One of my goals with this was to be able to make the movie to where a mainstream audience could relate to it without changing the most important elements of the story (since the purpose is to reach out to others). The whole project started out as just another video that I was gonna do and I was only gonna have a few then-newly-made friends do the voices in it, but the youth/college pastor of Anchor Baptist Church saw my previous videos and thought this would be a good way of getting the whole youth group involved, so I gave everybody a part in it and they did really good in it. The movie ended up being a really big hit at church.
The tauntaun was used both for humor and due to the fact that the LEGO Company doesn't make donkeys.
Lydia Acuna (the voice of Mary) did a great job like I knew she would. This was her first experience with voice acting and she was shy about it at first, but I knew she could do it and I helped her along the whole way. Her line "You did this to me, even if you didn't!" was actually improvised. I had not written that in the script and when I was having her practice her in-labor screams before recording, she had thought of that line, so I decided to add that to the scene.
Having her do a voice in HOO #4 would probably be a long shot since she's usually busy with school, but I could ask her and let you know and also let her know that you really liked her performance in this movie.
I can understand why you don't like the mouth animations. That's still something I'm trying to get the hang of and I want to get to a point to where I can have the characters moving and gesturing more while their lips are moving. I'm also in the process of searching for anti-flicker software to correct that for future projects as well.
Again, I am really glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing the next episode of your series.
~Christian Joseph Allbee
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