Pritchard Studios wrote:
First, I have to commend you on your use of the big-fig. It's a very limited mold, with only a few joints, and even fewer facial expressions. (Not that Hulk needs more than 'angry'...) So lunching into a complex story with that as your main character is going to be a challenge, but one I feel you've already begun to conquer.
The VFX are great, and sell the space scenes well. Naturally, the animation was a bit limited, but with this being a dialog-heavy set-up story, there's nothing wrong with that. I'm only vaguely familiar with a few of the major plot points of the comic series, but from what I know, there's a lot of great material coming up soon. So I can't wait to see how ya'll's adaptation continues.
As usual, I'm continually impressed with the consistency and quantity of the MBU films. I was a bit skeptical of the idea early on, but ya'll have certainly proven me wrong. It's grown quite well, and has really taken a nice identity of it's own. Keep up the good work!
Thanks! Bigfigs are incredibly irritating in their lack of poseability, but honestly now I just take it as a challenge if i can get my hands on the new Thanos minifigure, I'd love to have a crack at animating him too.
I'm glad you liked the VFX. A lot of it was trial and error, but I think that kind of experimentation helped me come up with a distinctive aesthetic style in the end, one that I'm pretty fond of.
Antonio Ferrara wrote:
So I have to ask. First have been enjoying all the MBU stories and
am thinking all the story lines are going to tie into one big event?
If so and take no offense keep the high quality of the stories up and
give us something we didn't see coming.
Keep up the great work.
We're actually building towards a few things. We have a timeline that we work from, and the idea is that when the MBU is more complete, you'll be able to look at the main playlist and see a clear sense of flow and progression (obviously it takes time though, and we don't always have enough peoplepower to get every project done).
We don't generally lift stuff straight from the comics. Maybe the odd issue here and there might be adapted (eg Spider-Gwen and our upcoming Avengers Origins: Vision) but with our Planet/World War Hulk arc, we've only taken inspiration from the comics. The final story is definitely our own, and when the main World War Hulk brickfilm rolls around later this year, there will be plenty of things that I can guarantee you won't see coming. The same goes for our Ultron storyline; the finale takes inspiration from a couple of comic story arcs but it's completely our own story in itself, constructed around how the rest of the MBU has progressed.
But it's a good question. I don't really see what the point would be in just adapting any events like Infinity Gauntlet or House of M beat-for-beat would be, but I've seen people try it. For me personally, one of the best things about making fan fiction of comics (which is basically what the MBU is) is taking inspiration from the comics but letting your imagination run wild and seeing what you can bring to the table, not how well you can copy and paste a page of dialogue.
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