Mindgame Studios (Zach Macias) has given us an update about the brickfilming community project Quarantine DAZE. There were 177 clips from 131 different animators that were submitted. Due to the success of the submission phase, the project will be released as a six part miniseries. Below is the official update from MindGame Studios along with tentative schedule for the miniseries releases.
The results for the #SilentContest2020 on Brick-à-Brack have been announced. There were 63 participations in the contest and it was judged by BàB members @Arginnon, @SlashBrickProduction, @Bapt90,and @Brickfield54. Check out the announcement on BàB HERE.
Below are the top 10.
1st The End is extremely f###ing nigh By bricktoto 125
2nd LEGO Conan le barbare By Redbrickstudio
3rd Tranqu'île By Romplay
4th Classic Space Adventures Chapter 1 By 2x4 Productions
5th Lego Stick Figure Break-In - #SilentContest2020 By Yetgo
6th LEGO Stop Motion-COVID-19 : Patient zero By Lucanimation Studio
7th GONK 2: An Ewok Adventure By Joshua Nelson
8th LEGO Star Wars Purged 2 By thefourmonkeys
9th Homer en rambo contre les zombies By Lego simpson
10th A Medieval Murder Mystery Silent Contest Entry By Aidan Van Horn
LEGO Studios: The major impact of a minor LEGO theme - The History of Brickfilms by sillypenta Has Arrived
We are excited to hear the news of the release of 'The History of Brickfilms: LEGO Studios' by sillypenta. It's 52 minutes and includes hundreds of films and includes interviews with David Pagano of Paganomation and Kevin Ulrich of Brotherhood Workshop.
Below is cut and paste from the Youtube description on sillypenta's video.
(For the other videos in this series, see this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...) The 2000 release of the LEGO Studios Steven Spielberg MovieMaker Set is the clearest turning point in brickfilming history, greatly influencing LEGO animation to become a widely practiced hobby. This video chronicles the history and impact of the LEGO Studios theme, both in regards to brickfilming and in regards to how the theme fits in the overall LEGO canon. It also aims to cover some of the general brickfilming practices and struggles of the era, and features interviews with David Pagano of Paganomation and Kevin Ulrich of BrotherhoodWorkshop, explaining how LEGO Studios helped to influence their hobbies and eventual careers. This video is the culmination of coming on half a decade of on-and-off researching, collecting, and contacting. I cracked some of the longest-running mysteries in brickfilming for this video, as prior to my hunting, it was unknown to the community who created Dino Cop, and who created the brickfilms included on the LEGO Studios software CD. Trying to find the answers to those felt like banging my head against two separate brick walls, but we had a bit of a mantra that we could not make this video without that information, and so I persevered and eventually found the right chains of people to contact to get the answer to each. Additionally, before I got on the case, there were only two Studios contest finalists known to be available, but now all nine are located. Similarly, there were only two of the user-submitted films from the LEGO Studios website known to be around, but now all but one are located. Also, Scary Thriller: Director's Cut was only around in horrendous quality, and Dino Cop wasn't around in the best quality either, but I managed to acquire higher quality copies of those films for this video (in addition to the Dino Cop theatrical trailer, which I never even expected to be able to acquire). An absolute godsend for making this video were a number of LEGO Studios brickfilm YouTube playlists compiled by Bernardo Ensoli (who seems to have seen and commented on just about every LEGO video on YouTube). Further Studios films shown came from my own searches of YouTube, Archive.org, Brickshelf, and from having compiled archives of the old online brickfilm directories and many brickfilmers' filmographies for the Brickfilms Wiki. Sebastian Segura also assisted in tracking down some examples of Studios films featuring specific things I wished to show.
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