Topic: BiM 2010: Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis

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Brick becomes apple becomes flower becomes person becomes lighthouse becomes car becomes butterfly becomes LEGO logo.

For details on the production check out my website: http://www.davidmpickett.com/?p=101
An entry in Bricks in Motion 2010: Avant-Garde.

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Heh, I remember seeing this when it was your LEGO Cannes contest entry.  It's pretty impressive.

The background on the credits at the end looked like decaying meat to me until I studied it a bit and realized it was part of your Van Gogh self-portrait.

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Really well done! mini/bigsmile

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This is pure awesomeness! Well done Mr.Tomato

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mini/eek. I don't have much more to say.

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Incredible!

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This was pretty short, but it was fantastic! You did a very good job on this film mini/bigsmile .

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Wowzers. That was awesome.

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mini/love  It's beautiful. Purely amazing.

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Really great, definatly a dedicated film, just freaky how you animated those transitions, I think a nice starter entry for A-G.

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Amazing work. I like the lighthouse.:)

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Me like, especially the butterfly. I'm a sap for butterfly's! (jk)

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Great job. I showed this to my mom, she said "Is this some kind of LEGO commercial?" mini/XD

Very nice animation, I really really really really liked it.

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Animation is great, but the garageband loops kinda ruined it for me.

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I like it very much. It totally catches the spirit of lego. Everything is possible with just a few bricks. Transformation and imagination everywhere. Form follows fiction. The abstraction and the reduction to a few colours underline the credo of great artists: keep things simple.

Also: Thanks for the view behind the scenes mini/smile

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Fabulous. A seeing the first brick on screen with the white background I imagined it would be a Brickfilm like Fancypants' "The doorway", something I wouldn't rate too highly. However 5 seconds in my jaw was already beginning to drop open. The adjustments between models and the perfected animation really is quite incredible.

There is not a flicker nor set bump or any real technical issues whatsoever, however is this really Avant-Garde? Not really... I mean, there isn't a storyline, and while there doesn't have to be it does help. Now that being said there hasn't really been anything like this before either. In any case I wouldn't really count this as a worthy winner of the Avant-garde contest, but I would easily say you could win the MOfilm Cannes Festival contest, as this has every good aspect of a LEGO Commercial perfected.

So overall as an Avant-Garde entry - I would say no, however because of this film's immense brilliance I would give it a 91/100, which by my mind is an amazing score. Well done indeed, David.
LegOpinions, Avant-Garde (Unoffical) Review
(I'll be posting this review in audio form on my channel soon, so keep an eye out)

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Thanks for the review LegOpinions! I'm glad you liked it. Unfortunately it didn't place in the MoFilm contest, but I still have hope for Avant-Garde.

LegOpinions wrote:

however is this really Avant-Garde? Not really... Now that being said there hasn't really been anything like this before either.

I took the Avant-Garde challenge as "make something unlike anything done before" so I think it fits. I guess we'll see what the judges decide. mini/smile

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Very imaginative!  The transitions between the various forms seemed to flow naturally, not forced.

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cool

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Very Creative and original.  You did a good job keeping the lighthouse in the same place while animating the light; animating that many pieces is really difficult.  Although the white expanse was successful, it would have been interesting having the background change to the theme of each object, such as the lighthouse near an ocean, and the car driving on a road.  You could just have a still picture that transitions at the same time as the object.  As others have said, the transitions are very well executed.  Five Stars

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