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    Hello again! We are currently in the process of developing our BRAWL 2017 entry [i]Clone[/i]! We already have a script ready to go, so we are now opening the film's casting call. Below each information sheet is that character's audition line, pulled straight from the script. Once you've recorded your audition, send it by e-mail to andrewberm@sbcglobal.net BEFORE June 28, 2017. We'll announce our casting decisions that day. [b]Notice for all who audition for Mark Walker:[/b] As you audition for this part, keep in mind that this character will be appearing again in the near future, which means that you will need to be available to reprise this role. [img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/MustacheManiac/AuditionSheets/CloneAndFinalized/mark_walker.jpg[/img] Audition Line: Oh sorry, man. I forgot to tell you, I'll be leaving next Friday for the Police Academy in Juneau, Alaska. I heard it's tough, but virtually free. [img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/MustacheManiac/AuditionSheets/CloneAndFinalized/dominik_dirkse.jpg[/img] Audition Line: Hey, dude. Have you heard from the academy yet? [img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/MustacheManiac/AuditionSheets/CloneAndFinalized/solarum_worker_dave.jpg[/img] Audition Line: What are you looking at, kid? [img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/MustacheManiac/AuditionSheets/CloneAndFinalized/solarum_trooper.jpg[/img] Audition Line: There they are! Best of luck to everyone!

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  • 06/26/17--13:51: BRAWL 2017 - CASTING CALL
  • Hello everyone! I am in need of voices for this year's Brawl. Here is the list of characters I will need them as soon as possible please. Please message this topic or pm me if you are interested. Thanks! [b]DAVID: [/b] He's very confused from the very beginning and is trying his best to piece together what is happening. So not too much emphasis on the confusion. [b]Voice:[/b] American. Not too deep. [b]Number of lines:[/b] 17 [i]Test line:[/i] Waiting for what? [b]DON:[/b] David's father. He has everything under control and has a confident voice. [b]Voice:[/b] American. Mature. Also not too deep. [b]Number of lines:[/b] 7 [i]Test line:[/i] Your mother’s right eat all your greens too. [b]AGENT:[/b] Stern and confident. [b]Voice: [/b] American. [b]Number of lines:[/b] 1 [i]Test line:[/i] We got him. Let’s begin level 2.

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    [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAPosterWide1000.png[/img] The theme of BricksInMotion.com’s 2017 contest is [i][b]Adventure[/b][/i]. The contest will run from June 5th to September 10th, and we have an exciting collection of prizes thanks to our contest sponsors: [url=http://www.dragonframe.com/][b]Dragonframe[/b][/url], [url=www.brickstuff.com/][b]Brickstuff[/b][/url], and [url=https://www.nostarch.com/legoanimation][b][i]The LEGO Animation Book[/i][/b][/url]. If you want to be a part of this competition, keep reading! [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAContestTheme.png[/img] Following two successful official contests based on an artistic concept, this time we wanted the contest to feature a theme that drives the story. For the [i]Spirit of Adventure Contest[/i], we are looking for brickfilms that [b]convey a sense of adventure[/b]. This theme is intentionally broad and is open to any interpretation. An adventure could take place in any setting and any time period. It could be any film genre, and could even be based on historical events. It does not need to be a dialogue-based film. As long as something adventurous happens, the rest is up to your imagination. Special thanks to all sponsors and judges, to Nathan Wells for collaborating on deciding the theme and for coming up with the contest name, to Nate Swihart for creating artwork on short notice (and with a vague brief), and to Philip Heinrich for guidance and general assistance. [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoASponsors.png[/img] Prizes for this year’s competition are provided in part by this year’s sponsors: [url=http://www.dragonframe.com/][b]Dragonframe[/b][/url], [url=www.brickstuff.com/][b]Brickstuff[/b][/url], and [url=https://www.nostarch.com/legoanimation][i][b]The LEGO Animation Book[/b][/i][/url], and all winners will also receive [url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion][b][i]Bricks in Motion: The Documentary[/i][/b][/url]! [url=http://www.dragonframe.com/][img]http://i.imgur.com/knLKvz9.png[/img][/url] [url=www.brickstuff.com/][img]http://i.imgur.com/GudFRc6.png[/img][/url] [url=https://www.nostarch.com/legoanimation][img]http://i.imgur.com/YQNyExj.jpg[/img][/url] [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAPrizes.png[/img] For this contest, we are offering a prize pool of three prize packages. This means that 1st place gets to choose which of the three packages they want, 2nd place chooses from the remaining the remaining two, and 3rd place receives whichever prize package remains. In addition, this year we have a signed copy of [i]The LEGO Animation Book[/i] by David Pagano and David Pickett to give to one lucky winner of a Promising Director Prize. For more information on this extra category, see the Judging Panel section below. [size=large]Prize Pool[/size] [url=http://www.dragonframe.com/][size=large][b]Dragonframe 4 - Software License and Bluetooth Controller[/b][/size][/url] Plus [url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion][i]Bricks in Motion: The Documentary[/i][/url] Dragonframe is the premium stop motion animation software that captured Laika's ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Disney's Frankenweenie. This software is easy enough for a beginner to learn, but offers a wealth of advanced features sure to meet the needs of any stop motion animator. This includes the latest version of the software, Dragonframe 4, plus the new wireless bluetooth keypad controller. For Mac OSX and Windows. [img]http://i.imgur.com/vclACiK.png[/img] [url=www.brickstuff.com/store/p3/Pico_LED_Light_Board_Starter_Kit_for_LEGO%C2%AE_Models.html][size=large][b]Brickstuff Pico LED Light Board Starter Kit[/b][/size][/url] Plus [url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion][i]Bricks in Motion: The Documentary[/i][/url] This versatile kit includes eight Brickstuff Pico LED light boards, perfect for fitting into small spaces. Based in Minnesota, Brickstuff custom manufactures a full line of lighting and automation products for LEGO builders. Brickstuff lights are the smallest commercially available lights for LEGO bricks, so you can put them right inside your bricks, and the wires are thin enough that you can snap your bricks, plates, and tiles right on top of the wires-- no need to modify your bricks or builds! Best of all, you don’t need to know electronics to use this system—everything fits together (just like LEGO bricks!), and you can start small and add lights and effects as your collection of creations and MOCs grows. The lights are perfect for use in brickfilms to create just the mood or effect you need. [img]http://i.imgur.com/HCKNfQu.jpg[/img] [url=https://brickset.com/sets/21305-1/Maze][size=large][b]Maze LEGO Set[/b][/size][/url] Plus [url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion][i]Bricks in Motion: The Documentary[/i][/url] A sealed copy of the LEGO set 21305-1 Maze, containing 769 pieces. This is a wonderfully original LEGO set that would also make a great display piece. The set was created through LEGO Ideas and was created by the well-known designer Jason Alleman. (Fun fact: Jason Alleman was also once a brickfilmer, with his most well-known brickfilm being [url=https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCSUhzalVvMDdlS2M/view][i]The Rescue[/i][/url] from 2001; an adventure film). You can see Jason Alleman demonstrating the functionality of the set [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzWBDn0DP_g]here[/url]. The set is recently discontinued. [img]http://i.imgur.com/i3yMDGn.png[/img] [size=large]Promising Director Prize[/size] [url=https://www.nostarch.com/legoanimation][size=large][i][b]The LEGO Animation Book[/b][/i][/url], signed by the authors[/size] Plus [url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion][i]Bricks in Motion: The Documentary[/i][/url] [i]The LEGO Animation Book[/i] is an in-depth and fully illustrated guide to creating brickfilms written by veteran brickfilmers David Pagano and David Pickett. A labour of love written over multiple years, the book covers much more than the basics and is a useful resource to brickfilmers of all skill levels. The book will be of great assistance in taking the films of a newer member showing great promise to the next level. [img]http://i.imgur.com/dc274ZN.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAJudgingPanel.png[/img] Entries will be judged on criteria including originality, production values (animation, set design, cinematography, sound, etc.), story, and incorporation of the theme by the 5 judges. Rather than judging on categories individually, judges will examine how all these elements work together to create a complete film. Films will be discussed and ranked collectively by the judges until a consensus is reached. The top 3 films will eligible for the prize pool. Entries below 10th place will not be publicly ranked. All entries are eligible to win the Promising Director Prize. Many factors will be taken into account to determine the winner, such as the length they have been brickfilming. The winner will be an entrant who may not have the most developed technical ability but is showing great creativity and passion. In addition to myself, we've assembled a panel of judges for this year’s competition with a wide range of filmmaking experience and achievements. Here’s a look at each of them (listed alphabetically): [img]http://i.imgur.com/IOcfTnM.png[/img] [b]Philip Heinrich[/b] Philip is an American director and producer. This year he publicly released the feature length documentary [i][url=https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bricksinmotion]Bricks in Motion[/url][/i]. He is the owner of BricksInMotion.com, and served as the main administrator of the site from 2009 until earlier this year. His brickfilm works include [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djA4qJgifzc]Unrenewable[/url][/i], [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cZ3ByRw9QM]The Oven[/url][/i], and [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJyTdKA8HRM]My Father is a Tyrannosaurus Rex[/url][/i]. [img]http://i.imgur.com/7Gui7kJ.png[/img] [b]Bruno Lefèvre[/b] Bruno is an administrator of the French brickfilming website [url=https://www.brick-a-brack.com/]Brick à Brack[/url]. He has won awards and distinctions in multiple brickfilm festivals and award ceremonies for films including [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujOHasOfDhE]Indus[/url][/i], [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxe-qDRj5hk]Delivering Mail[/url][/i], and [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVKpl6UEWg]Chef d'œuvre[/url][/i]. He recently coordinated the first ever successful French community project, [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gnL-7yLhzw]Au-delà du brickfilm[/url][/i], which was released in May following a year and a half of work. [img]http://i.imgur.com/4CFEaGE.png[/img] [b]David Pickett[/b] David runs the popular LEGO enthusiast YouTube channel [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/NightlyNewsatNine/]BRICK 101[/url]. He has been brickfilming since the days of VHS cameras in the 1990s, and his best known works are the [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8D61182080F47139]Nightly News at Nine[/url][/i] films, as well as the cult classic [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSApqbyCJM4]The Franky Job[/url][/i]. Along with fellow long-time brickfilmer David Pagano, David Pickett runs the brickfilming blog [url=http://setbump.com/]The Set Bump[/url] and co-authored [i]The LEGO Animation Book[/i]. This year, Pickett and Pagano released their first brickfilm co-production, [i][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7dE3sZ-Tw]The Magic Picnic[/url][/i]. [img]http://i.imgur.com/apLiyUY.png[/img] [b]Dave Smith[/b] of [b]The Four Monkeys[/b] The Four Monkeys are a family of brickfilmers. They run the brickfilming website [url=http://www.brickfilmersguild.com/]BrickfilmersGuild.com[/url], host the [url=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Ll6xeOnlWBcOSVXggprndqmguUvQw_o] BFG Podcast[/url] and run the annual [url=http://brickfilms.wikia.com/wiki/Brickfilmer%27s_Guild_Film_Festival]Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival[/url]. They are also known for brickfilms such as the [url=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE8B03A2AA3BBC1DD][i]Galactic Smugglers[/i] series[/url]. [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoARules.png[/img] [list=*] [*]All entries must be primarily composed of stop-motion animation. 3D, Flash, or other animation techniques may be used to in addition to stop-motion as long as the finished product is at least roughly 70% stop-motion animation.[/*] [*]Entries should use LEGO or similar building toys as primary elements.[/*] [*]No mature/explicit content is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: swearing, excessive/gory violence, overt sexual content, and blatant drug references.[/*] [*]Minimum runtime is 1 minute, including any titles and credits. There is no maximum runtime. Remember, it is better to focus on quality and attention to detail than to make a very long and ambitious film, but let the quality suffer. A highly-polished three-minute movie is better than a ten-minute movie that falls apart because the director ran out of time to do it the right way. The judging system won't favor a film for simply being longer, but low production values will hurt a longer film when competing against a shorter film that is better made.[/*] [*]Submitted films must be new films, created specifically for this contest.[/*] [*][b]Films may not be posted publicly until after the contest deadline has passed.[/b][/*] [*]The entry you submit to the judges must be the entry made publicly available to everyone else. This means you can't submit a rough version for judging then post a polished version you spent more time on as though it were your entry to the contest publicly. You may post reworked versions of your film once contest judging is completed and results have been announced.[/*] [*]Entries must contain only images, sounds, music, and story material which you have the rights to distribute -- no copyrighted content to which you do not have the rights may be used. No trademarked properties which might be confused with commercial enterprises may be used. This means you can not use storylines based on characters from Star Wars, Marvel, Ninjago, or other trademarked series. You cannot base your work on copyrighted material; however, old works that are now in the public domain are acceptable source material. All material included in films submitted must be original, or content that you have expressed permission to use. If you use content that is not your own, you must be able to provide proof that you have received permission to include it in your film. All music must be credited, even if you made it yourself.[/*] [/list] [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAContestDeadline.png[/img] The deadline for submissions will be [url=https://countingdownto.com/countdown/spirit-of-adventure-deadline-countdown-clock]Sunday, September 10th 2017 at 11:59 pm UTC.[/url] Films may be submitted as early as the beginning of July 1st 2017, though they cannot be made public until after the deadline has passed. [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAFilmSubmission.png[/img] To submit your film, send a link to your entry to our BiM Contest forum account [url=http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/pun_pm/compose/562/]by private message.[/url] Our preferred method of submission is unlisted YouTube links. If you do not have a YouTube account, we also accept password-protected Vimeo uploads. [img]http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAFAQ.png[/img] [b]Q:[/b] Are we allowed to use the contest logo in our entry? In the credits of our film, for example? [b]A:[/b] Yes, although this is not required. If you want a high-resolution version of the logo to use in the credits of your film, [url=http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoAPoster.jpg]here's a high-res version of the poster[/url] and [url=http://www.bricksinmotion.com/images/events/adventure/SoALogo.png]here's a high-res logo on a transparent background[/url] for that purpose. [b]Q:[/b] May we ask contest judges to voice act for our entries? [b]A:[/b] Yes. [b]Q:[/b] Should entries focus on a particular genre? [b]A:[/b] Your film can fall into any story genre you like, as its story ultimately fits the criteria laid out in the theme section. [b]Q:[/b] Can we collaborate with others to create an entry? [b]A:[/b] Yes! Collaboration is encouraged. However, we won't be able to divide up the prizes evenly for you, so you'll have to determine who receives the prizes in the case of a win. Entries may be submitted on the basis of one entry per director, so you can help with someone else's entry and still enter a film you've directed. [b]Q:[/b] May we post trailers, images, or other work-in-progress elements of our film publicly on the forum? [b]A:[/b] This is encouraged! Feel free to post about the progress on your film in the forums. You can even make a thread devoted to your progress on a film if you like. [b]Q:[/b] Can we use some non-LEGO elements in building our sets and characters? [b]A:[/b] Yes. The intention of the rule is to put the focus of films made for the competition on LEGO animation. [b]Q:[/b] Are we allowed to release alternate versions of our films at the same time as the version submitted to the contest? (for instance, a version with profanity or other restricted content) [b]A:[/b] In order to maintain the integrity of the judging process, please only release the version you are submitting to the contest publicly at the time the deadline passes. Entrants who violate this rule may be disqualified. If you want to re-release a revised version of your film, you may do so [i]after[/i] contest judging is completed and results have been announced. [b]Q:[/b] Are we required to include any "mod elements" like BiM's THAC contest? [b]A:[/b] No. Those are used in THAC to ensure films are created in the 24-hour period. You have three months this time. Even if you [i]did[/i] submit a film you began working on before this competition was announced, that would be fine as long as you haven't released it anywhere before this contest, and it fits the theme of this contest. [b]Q:[/b] How fast and loose should I play with the content restriction rules? [b]A:[/b] Ultimately, we want winning entries that won't earn us angry emails from parents, or concern from contest sponsors (present and future) if they win and are celebrated throughout Bricksinmotion.com and our social media postings. This community has members of a diverse variety of ages and backgrounds in it, so for a competition we want to be respectful of that. These rules are undoubtedly going to be limitations for some filmmakers, but we believe it's still possible to make compelling, even dramatic stories within these limitations. Potentially, one could approach them as [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_limitation]creative limitations[/url] that empower the filmmaker to find more original, inventive ways of conveying ideas in a story. [b]Q:[/b] When can we share our films publicly? [b]A:[/b] As soon as the contest deadline passes; [url=https://countingdownto.com/countdown/spirit-of-adventure-deadline-countdown-clock]here's a countdown clock.[/url] If you have further questions, feel free to reply in this thread.

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  • 06/26/17--15:00: BRAWL 2017 Production Topic
  • [color=grey]No one else made one of these, so... [/color] Discuss the production of your BRAWL film here!

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    [b]UPDATE![/b] - (8-2-16) [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TXMjalIJvE]I have created a [b]video version[/b] of this write up if you would rather watch then read[/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/rGwAHe][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16867549167_418828e979_c.jpg[/img][/url] There has been a lot of talk lately about using [url=http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/topic/20807/vintage-lenses-in-brickfilming/]vintage Russian lenses[/url] for animation, and while these lenses are neat, and create a unique visual style I do not believe they are ideal, or even practical for most stop motion applications. However vintage lenses are great for animation if you get the right ones, the question is which lenses are best. It is pretty much agreed that vintage Nikkor lenses are the best option for stop motion, it's what most of the professional stop motion animators use and the lenses are widely available and are much cheaper then modern prime lenses. When you look for stop motion lenses you don't need to worry about getting really fast lenses (those cost more anyway) the two things I look for (apart from optical excellence of course) is a short minimum focal distance and the ability to stop down to f/22. It's easy to get to much bokah when photographing stuff at minifig scale, so I often find my self at f/8 - f/16, and sometimes even f/22 when I am using extension rings or want deep focus. You can pretty much do anything you need with these three lenses: [b]Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5[/b] Very useful, runs for [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XMicro-Nikkor+55mm+f%2F3.5.TRS5&_nkw=Micro-Nikkor+55mm+f%2F3.5&_sacat=0]$45-$90 on Ebay[/url], you need to own this lens! With a minimum focal length of 9.5 inches it is a VERY useful lens, you will likely use it more then any other lens. [b]Nikkor 35mm f/2.8[/b] Very useful, [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8+ai&_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.XNikkor+35mm+f+2.8.TRS0&_nkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8&_sacat=0]trending on Ebay at $92[/url] just make sure to get the AI or AI-s version that can stop down to f/22 [b]Nikkor 24mm f/2.8[/b] Somewhat useful, the AI-s versions tend to run from [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8&_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XNikkor+24mm+f+2.8.TRS0&_nkw=Nikkor+24mm+f+2.8&_sacat=0]$120 - $200 on Ebay[/url], I have a non-AI version that only stops down to f/16 and am a bit disapointed in it, don't settle for a non-AI version and save up some extra cash and get an AI-s version. Really you could fill this slot with any lens from 18mm to 28mm, you will sometimes want a wider lens then your 35mm, but whatever you fill this spot with will likely be your least used lens, keep in mind the wider then lens, the worse it will play with extension tubes. In addition to those three lenses you will want a set of extension tubes, lost of folks use [url=http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Extension-Cameras-Extreme-Close-ups/dp/B003Y5T464]these[/url], I don't own them, but I hear the quality is alright, nothing amazing. I have a very nice set of the Nikon PK-1,2 & 3 which are no longer made and cost far more, I had no idea off brands existed when I picked them up, live and learn, although the build quality of the Nikon tubes is impeccable. You will use them to further decrease your minimum focal distance, I find the longer your lens is the better they play with the extension tubes. I find that on lenses 24mm and shorter they are more or less unusable. As you add more tubes to a lens your depth of field will decrease, this is why you should only buy lenses you can stop down to f/22 (or ideally f/32) If you are using a Canon EOS body you will need an adapter to use Nikkor lenses, I have a cheap $30 apaptor which has a slight jiggle which is mostly un-problematic, if you want a nicer adapter Dragonframe recommends [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JWYAXA/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=drastomot-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B002JWYAXA]Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter[/url], which I have not used. If you are using a Nikon camera you may want to half unscrew the lens when you animate, this will stop the camera from opening the aperture every frame and will eliminate light flicker from inconsistent aperture. Now that I have given you my recommendations I will review all 8 vintage Nikkor lenses I own and rate the usefulness of each one for stop motion along with an image taken with that lens at it's minimum focal distance. All photos were taken at f/5.6 1/5s shutter speed at 400 ISO on my Canon SL1. [b]Nikkor 18mm f/4[/b]: [color=DarkOrange][b]Too expensive and specialized for most animators[/b][/color] The 18mm f/4 is optically one of my best lenses and can be used for some specialized situations to [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisboyer/8245728455/in/set-72157625984897722]great effect[/url], however these tend to be few and far between, on top of that this lens is expensive, I can't find any on Ebay now but last I saw they were running about $400+ used so I wouldn't really recommend it, but if you have the money (and a full frame camera) go for it, it's sort of wasted on an APS-C sensor. [url=https://flic.kr/p/rGvdGx][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8818/16867280007_ab66147b06.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkon 24mm f/2.8 non-AI[/b]: [color=#667C26][b]Get the AI-s version, it will be less used but in regular rotation[/b][/color] The 24mm f/2.8 is a reasonably useful wide(ish) lens for stop-mo, my non-AI version's range is f/2.8 to f/16, ideally you want lenses that go to at least f/22, and there are 24mm AI Nikkors that range from f/2.8-f/22 you should spend the extra money on one of those rather then saving on a cheaper non-AI like I did. The AI-s versions tend to run from [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8&_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XNikkor+24mm+f+2.8.TRS0&_nkw=Nikkor+24mm+f+2.8&_sacat=0]$120 - $200 on Ebay[/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/r52NCg][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8820/16454537143_129df7d54f.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkor 35mm f/2.8[/b]: [color=darkgreen][b]Very useful will be in regular rotation[/b][/color] This should be the second lens you get. Plays alright with extension tubes for more options. [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8+ai&_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.XNikkor+35mm+f+2.8.TRS0&_nkw=Nikkor+35mm+f+2.8&_sacat=0]Trending on Ebay at $92[/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/rGvdyB][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8688/16867279547_b1801825ef.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 (Nifty Fifty)[/b] [color=red][b]Poor choice for stop motion, mostly useless[/b][/color] It has a really long minimum focal distance, this would be great for live action video as it is fast and cheap. Anything it can do in stop motion the 55mm Micro can do better. [url=https://flic.kr/p/rGvdui][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8827/16867279297_e2b26d899a.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5[/b] [color=darkgreen][b]Short min focus distance and cheap! Great optics too![/b][/color] With a minimum focal length of 9.5 inches it is a VERY useful lens, you will likely use it more then any other lens. Runs for [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XMicro-Nikkor+55mm+f%2F3.5.TRS5&_nkw=Micro-Nikkor+55mm+f%2F3.5&_sacat=0]$45-$90 on Ebay[/url], you need to own this lens! [url=https://flic.kr/p/r52NoD][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16454536353_abce65a3e4.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkor 105mm f/2.5[/b]: [color=#667C26][b]Spend some extra cash on a micro version, but I use it quite a bit[/b][/color] If you are interested in telephoto having a 105mm will be great and cover most of your telephoto needs for LEGO, just don't save money getting a non-micro version like I did, a micro version will be way more versatile, but even non-micro plays great with extension tubes. [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xnikkor+105mm+micro.TRS0&_nkw=nikkor+105mm+micro&_sacat=0]Micro version trending at $280, but I've seen them go for as low as $200[/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/rJfYg7][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7601/16887132860_7f9c03d27e.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkor 135mm f/2.8[/b]: [color=DarkOrange][b]The 105mm micro invalidates this lens, poorish minimum focal lenth[/b][/color] If you really like telephoto lenses these are cheap! [url=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=nikkor+135mm+f2.8&_from=R40%7CR40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=nikkor+135mm+f2.8&_sacat=0]Tend to run from $40 - $100 on Ebay[/url] I feel like my 135mm has better color then my 105mm f/2 for what it's worth. I love how much throw the focus ring has. [url=https://flic.kr/p/r52Nge][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/16454535923_fd5cf30b0c.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Nikkor 300mm f/4.5[/b]: [color=red][b]Costly, rare, with min focal distance of 8 feet[/b][/color] This is a lens my dad found in a box at the school he works and and gave it to me for free, after looking it up it seems to run about $400+ used, but I can't find any on Ebay now. This lens has a STUPID long focal length which is not useful for much, I like using it to shoot miniatures so they look very far away, however with a minimum focal distance of 8 feet it will be unusable for may LEGO animators, that on top of the price make it impossible for me to recommend to animators. However the optics are wonderful and photographers and videographers would love it. (fun fact this lens was used while filming [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxaTuqjp42Y]Bricks In Motion: The Documentary[/url]) [url=https://flic.kr/p/r52Nd8][img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8730/16454535743_2e368bc084.jpg[/img][/url]

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  • 06/26/17--17:08: But You Can't Do That!:#:
  • [b]But You Can't Do That![/b] [url=https://youtu.be/0ojJYdylQHI]YouTube[/url] [img]http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag30/mightywanderer/title%20card2_zpsv4tif1km.png[/img] Finally got around to finishing this up! Big thanks to Sonjira for his voice acting skills and Dyland for scoring. ^~^

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  • 06/26/17--18:12: Pemaquid Wind
  • A few weeks ago my sister, who composes her own pieces for piano, asked me to do a short video for one of her compositions. This is the result: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OQrOrMt0w&t=0s]Linky![/url] It was shot on a Canon T5, here at good ol' BYU-Idaho. I've worked on live-action films before, but this one is the first one I feel that I can call my own. I don't think it'll be the last, either; my sister and I are already discussing a second video. And for those wondering if I'm still animating... yes, I am, but outside of work stuff I don't get a lot of time to animate. We'll see what happens this summer, though.

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  • 06/26/17--19:37: Lego Ultra-Violence
  • [b]Lego Ultra-Violence[/b] [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZx4wUAOpVc]YouTube[/url] You have more scars than friends. Leave nothing but ashes.

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    Hey guys I'm doing a short funny brickfilm. I need one voice for the lego ghost character who is finally free after the brave knight sets him free! This is based off the classic Lego set 6034 Black monarch's. This role is looking for a charismatic happy voice and will have 7 lines total. All interested must be male and at least 16 and older. Test line is ----- I'M FREE!!!! Thanks guys please send me a P.M at Mattb483@aol.com with voice audtion. Thanks guys! -Matt-:)

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  • 06/27/17--07:12: Lego Angry Birds
  • [b]Lego Angry Birds[/b] [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij6oLdd6UMk]YOUTUBE![/url] Lego Angry Birds

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