Topic: The First Letter - BRAWL 2021

The First Letter - BRAWL 2021

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Released: July 10, 2021
Content Advisory: no violence, no language, no sexual content

A lonely octopus receives a mystery letter. Will she reply to her first letter?

Made for BRAWL 2021. The color mod was red and white and the letter mod was the letter 'M'.

Nerdy-specs
Camera: Logitech C920
Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE
Editing: Shotcut
Image editing: Adobe Photoshop
Sound recording: Audacity
Image capture: Tahoma2D
Frame-rate: 15fps
Resolution: 1080p

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This is great! The music, sound design, lighting, animation, and story are all good. I love the contrast of the objects to the snow. The blue background created a cold atmosphere and I think you added some blue light in there too. Also who knew legsharks were so friendly? The only critique I really have is the camera shake for mostly the above shots. All in all, great film! Good luck in the judging!

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Helix Bricks Productions wrote:

This is great! The music, sound design, lighting, animation, and story are all good. I love the contrast of the objects to the snow. The blue background created a cold atmosphere and I think you added some blue light in there too. Also who knew legsharks were so friendly? The only critique I really have is the camera shake for mostly the above shots. All in all, great film! Good luck in the judging!

Thank you! To achieve the top-down shots I had my webcam attached to a microphone boom-arm with a thread adapter. and I kept hitting it with my hands when I animated. I had one light on the set and one on the background with a blue filter on it. It was my first time using my new video light kit I got for my birthday.
Ah, Legsharks. They be friendly in these parts!

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Oh I se. Does your light kit have a name I can search up? I've been wanting to do more with lighting. Thanks!

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I have the Neewer 2-Pack Dimmable 5600K USB LED Video Light with Adjustable Tripod Stand and Color Filters. Here is one with boom-arms instead of tripod stands. If you want to see all of Neewers lights click here.

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Thanks so much! I'll take a look!

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The characters were amazing and the goings-on was sweet.

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Robukka wrote:

The characters were amazing and the goings-on was sweet.

Thanks! I wanted to do a film without minifigs because you can do so much more with an animal but it also makes you try different things you wouldn't do with a minifigure.

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I almost missed this film because it's not on YouTube, but I'm really happy I went out to find the non-YouTube entries because this was great. The set design was very cool, I dig the cartoony feel overall. The characters were animated very well, too. Even though the film is very short and the tools you used were limited, you managed to create a very distinct and lively world. I dunno, watching this film just made me happy.

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BertL wrote:

I almost missed this film because it's not on YouTube, but I'm really happy I went out to find the non-YouTube entries because this was great. The set design was very cool, I dig the cartoony feel overall. The characters were animated very well, too. Even though the film is very short and the tools you used were limited, you managed to create a very distinct and lively world. I dunno, watching this film just made me happy.

Thanks! I worked really hard on the animation. I'm glad it made you feel that way.

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It was beautiful.

Catholic, MOCer, BRAWL Cultist, Purist, Forum Reviver, and, oh yeah, brickfilmer.

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Puskov wrote:

It was beautiful.

Thank you so much!

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