Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

brick4brains wrote:

I was tempted to let the nominations slide but.......I just couldn't.
There was a danger nothing much would happen this year as 2008 seems like such a distant memory.
As subjective as this stuff gets I think you should have taken a bit more care with the nominations.
Many I agree with but there was some obvious fails. For example:
  Best set design - Playback
  Best screenplay - Horse
The final straw was Natham's nomination in best set design.
I love that film but wasn't he commissioned by Lego to make it?
Maybe you should include the Lego Town brickfilms then as they were friggin awesome.
I wonder how many awards Phillip will take?


I don't think I've seen Playback.
Horse was hilarious in its writing and in voices as well. I think it deserves just a nomination though.
Nathan's set were beautiful, that has nothing to do with who told him to make it. Good sets are good sets.

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

I don't agree 100% with all the nominations (my biggest gripe would be that I expected some of Keshen's work to get an animation nomination), but those three examples in particular I definitely support even if not all of them were on my ballot -- they're far from "obvious fails."  Playback has a large-scale set, which sets it apart from most brickfilms, both visually and from a difficulty standpoint, and it is well done - I would say the complex, articulated character design may have been a consideration there as well, given the construction of the characters goes beyond the standard use of minifigures.

Horse is a short but tight, well-written comedy, certainly there are bigger projects that might have taken more effort but they're not necessarily better -- it makes sense to me not to try to limit screenplay to longer films because these often tend to have more problems.

And as has been said, Nathan built all the sets for his film himself, they're huge and highly detailed, mostly relying on original designs.  That a LEGO-affiliated website commissioned the film doesn't really make any difference to me.  My understanding is that they basically said to make a tribute to the minifig and let him go from there.

It's probably worth noting that all of the people voting in this were brickfilmers, a bit like the Academy Awards are decided by filmmakers.  I would expect that our collective tastes might vary somewhat from the public.

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So, I assume we're going to have another one of these in 5-6 months for the films of 2009? Anyway, I can see Chris Salt winning for Best Animation, and Maxime Marion for Best Screenplay, and possibly Best Film. Other than that, I don't really know who is going to win the other categories.

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I'm hoping the 2009 Awards will be in the winter, Graeme, so yes, 5 or 6 months until this comes around again.

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It is great to see such a large amount of great films going for this award. I hope everyone has a great time watching the live chat and godd luck to all taking part!

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Just Kidden wrote:

Shouldn't there be one for "Best Story"?
I really like this. I am excited! mini/bigsmile

Best Story is Best is Best Screenplay.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

When you see a list like that it is obvious that 2008 was a great year for Brickfilms. Many I've watched before but there was some on the list that were new to me. It would have been better with some links. Oh and a comedy category would have been cool too.

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As far as a comedy category is concerned, I don't really like that idea because I think a comedy should be considered for "Best Film" if it's good.  After all, two of the four "Best Film" nominees would definitely be classified as comedies IMO.

Here's a list with links, including nominees and some of the other videos on the shortlist we had come up with:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amKVALsGnyY - 802.701: The Time Machine - Go! Le Go!
- http://www.davethomasfilms.com/batmanmetamorphosis.html - Batman: Metamorphosis - Dave Thomas
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs62M5EQNqA - The New Neighbor - Maxime Marion
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxDWs5Jzakw - Playback - David Pagano
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djA4qJgifzc - Unrenewable - Philip Heinrich
- http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea … D=36885719 - Tender Family Moments: Reading is FUN! - James Morr
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yN6hdv5tQ0 - Horse - LEGOShark
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_x5NSbQ1sE - Pirates - Doug Vandergrift, Jr.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm9GPbPgqFc&fmt=18 - Glimpse of a Downfall - Matt Gillan
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ZHfh5jQt8 - One Shot - Keshen Sheken
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syst5BJKiss - Pierre & Luigi - Nick Durron
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djYMdMxGzSc - Go Miniman Go! - David Pagano
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uKeC2_beQ - Fairy Tale (Tong Hua) - Henry Chew
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58eHt9k5hM - Jane's Brain - Chris Salt
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5MvT7wrh7M - Moronic - VN
- http://vimeo.com/2850199 - Weltraffer - nichtgedreht
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUtgzxDzGc - 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure - Nathan Wells
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2h6cq8KB8 - Spirit Stompers: The Hallows Eve Specter - Jason Boyle
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OmdF5Unck - The Infected - Part 1: Epidemic - Si665
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mkMe716z4 - Breathing Space - Leonardo812
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLRHvUkd7g - An Unlikely Hero - Sean
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5BINfhMPVk - Air Hockey - maronislego
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-THo1rE5qo - Point of No Return - Schlockading
- http://www.lego-star.com/films-wmv/Gast … ey-web.wmv - Gaston's Odyssey - France & Alex
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xptgsSaBb-M - Train to Catch - pe668
- http://www.vimeo.com/2444285 - Deal - Stijn Heirstate
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuuAXTNBqjs - Play Nice - Garrett Barati
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqr-A-KkT-0 - Attack of the Second Amendment - Zach Macias
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZcw871StBw - Fingerprints - Yanzl
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U609uQ4Adw - Mass Media in a Changing World - Jason Markowitz
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRmko7VxEwo - PooPoo Bridge - James Morr
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJTF5wrKhYE - Social Experiment - Zach Macias
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Iup2ZsVtU - Assassin - Sean
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT5lqpprSEs - Bill Carney's Body - Nikolas Jaeger
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvIUboqdmhU - Bunnies - Olson Studios
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cZ3ByRw9QM - The Oven - Philip Heinrich
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW56PGJgZVU - Indiana Scones and the Quest for the Platinum Waffle - eanimation
- http://www.vimeo.com/2578166 - Quest for the Blood Diamond II - Stijn Heirstate

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

I was kinda hoping Assassin would get a nomination for the twist... I was pretty proud of that.

Still, I'm glad to see that all the nominees are deserving.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Best Score 2009... There's a change for me there.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

I'm not sure Playback deserves a nomination for best set design of 2008, seeing as its pretty much a bench on green baseplates with the whole-piece trees in the background. The large scale figures were very cool, but there where so many other films to choose, I'd personally swap playback for Train to Catch.

Playback was still awesome, though.

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Yeah, when i thin about it I concur with Riley.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Nah, I'm very much in favor of Playback getting a nomination; and yes, it's because of the two figures.

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Once agian,I don't see why horse is JUST THE BEST THING EVAR in some of your eyes.It is a good film,good animation voices,everything.But it's not amazing.It didn't blow me away.Other films did.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Just_a_Minifig wrote:

Once agian,I don't see why horse is JUST THE BEST THING EVAR in some of your eyes.It is a good film,good animation voices,everything.But it's not amazing.It didn't blow me away.Other films did.

It's just nominated for screenplay dude.

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I think a lot of brickfilmers mistake scope and ambition for quality.

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Night Owl wrote:

Nah, I'm very much in favor of Playback getting a nomination; and yes, it's because of the two figures.

I don't think playback was the best compared to others.

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Thanks for this NXT.  I regret not trying to make a good film in 2008.  Maybe next year mini/tongue

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Riley wrote:
Night Owl wrote:

Nah, I'm very much in favor of Playback getting a nomination; and yes, it's because of the two figures.

I don't think playback was the best compared to others.

I enjoyed Playback but i'm with Riley on this one.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

isn't it sort-of not fair that Philip Heinrich is Smeagol andhe's in almost every category.

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