Title is Irrelevant

June 24, 2009

Yes, people! Have finally made a new film, and I made it five days ago! Well, yes, another testament to my awful blogging habits. Anyway, you can view the film on YouTube, here, and sometime in the near future (between now and the time I die), I will put it on the Films page.

Now, it’s just a matter of time before I start working on another film; I have several ideas circulating around in my head, each of them as random as the next. Except for one, which is a more serious plot. I’ll keep you posted on any upcoming projects.


Some somethings…

June 10, 2009

Just a couple little updates. Since I started really doing my school again, I’ve been feeling the urge to make another film. So, for the past few days, I have slowly been animating it, and it’s progressing pretty well; I hit a snag last night, trying to animate something I don’t think has ever been animated in a brickfilm before, so I think I’ll practice animating it today, then do the real thing tonight.

In Marble Blast Platinum news, I have started level building again. My current WIP is coming along nicely; I don’t have a date set, though, because now that all my level building stuff is on the family computer, I don’t have as much time to build as I did before. Which is actually a good thing, I think, but will mean longer times between each of my levels.

And to finish things off, I’ve messed around with the widgets again, and I’ve got a shiny new BricksInMotion link there, courtesy of Philip Heinrich, BiM admin. I might get around to making my own links to my YouTube channel, and other interesting sites.

And that’s all for today.

-Graeme


And then there were… SQUIRRELS!!!

June 4, 2009

If you can’t tell by the title, I just recently saw Up, on Monday, and as you probably already know, it is great. Definitely one of Pixar’s saddest films, and violent for a Pixar film (hence the PG rating), but it had a great story, and Muntz was a great villain, in my opinion. So, I’ll give it four out of four stars. I wish I could give it a better review, but I fail at those.

I also failed to mention that I saw Angels & Demons last Tuesday. It was severely underrated, and I did not see the twist coming. And that’s all I’ll say; for reasons mentioned above.

In other news, I’ll need about $300-$400. I’ve gotten introduced to Sins of a Solar Empire, a game any true RTS fan should check out; I’m planning on upgrading my computer with a card from the Nividia GeForce 9000 series, which I will plug into a new monitor, and there are two new LEGO titles I coming out that I am looking forward to; LEGO Indiana Jones: The Adventure Continues and LEGO Harry Potter.

If I have any extra money leftover, maybe I’ll get myself a mini-fridge…


Dot-com or dot-org, that is the question.

May 12, 2009

So, after a long break from blogging, in which I haven’t had much to say, I decided to post something, even though I didn’t have anything to say, really.

Now, I have something to say.

So, I typed “wordpress.org” into my address bar, hit enter, and was bombarded (well, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration) with all this stuff about downloading some WordPress program, website hosting, ect. But no login area. After several clicks, I found that I was supposed to go to wordpress.com to sign in. Okay, fine, but there should at least be a bit of distinction. All there is on the wordpress.org home page about the free blogs is “Or, for the ultimate in ease of use, get a free blog on WordPress.com.” No, I’m not new to blogging. Yes, I would like to go to my free blog, but no, I don’t want to have to go to the “get-a-new-blog” page to get to it. Maybe I’m just ranting, and there is really no point to this post, but I really think there should at least be a picture-link, near the top of the page, that clearly states “Do you already have a free WordPress.com blog? Sign in here!”

In other news, while I am trying to get myself back into brickfilming, and just find many other things to fill my time with, I would like to pick up another hobby; a new one or an old one (hint, hint, HINT).


Summer Movies

April 21, 2009

Okay, not technically all summer movies, but it’s pretty close.

Up
Okay, any animation fanatic, or anyone at all, for that matter, should be looking forward to this movie. I know I am. With Pixar’s excellent track record, and the positive comments about it (no reviews, because not many have technically seen the whole film yet), including some people calling it a “tear-jerker,” (rare for animated films), I can’t wait much longer. I constantly find myself watching the trailer (which I have stored on my computer, and will have on my iPod, when I get one), which only pumps me up even more. We may already have a big contender for the 2010 Best Picture award, considering how close WALL•E seemed to be to getting nominated.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I was very surprised when I found out that HBP is rated PG, considering it is one of the darkest of the novels. I mean, considering who dies at the end, the Inferi, all the attacks, and the fact that the last two films were PG-13, I was expecting this one to be as well. That said, I’m sure this will be a very exciting film, and I can’t wait to see it.

Transformers 2
Okay, I admit it. I’m only looking forward to this movie because of the giant robots. I am a guy, after all.

Angels and Demons
I haven’t seen much about this movie; however, The Da Vinci Code was a great movie, and I’m sure this one will be, too.

In other, brickfilming related news, that line my voice actor (who will remain anonymous until the film’s release) recorded recently will not appear in the film, because after running through the film in my head, I realized that line, funny as I thought it was, would have ruined the ending to the film. I now have something in place that I think makes the film much awesomer, in an odd sort of way.


Please hold…

April 18, 2009

I swear, nothing interesting is happening, except the person I am working with for my upcoming film recorded one of his lines today, and sent it to me.

Just to make this post interesting, if you haven’t already, go visit TVTropes.org. You can hold me completely responsible for any amount of time you spend there over an hour, but it is worthwhile for anyone in the writing business, film or otherwise. I suggest looking up “The Noodle Incident”, “Fridge Logic”, and “Crowning Moment of Awesome”.


WIP Update

March 28, 2009

If you haven’t noticed already, in the Flickr widget, I’ve been working on the set and camera angle for my upcoming film, which has no name yet. Here’s a shot, for you.

This is the latest shot, and mostly likely what the actual film will be like. I’ve still got some stuff left to do before animating, such as fill in the background behind the left window, and do all the voice work, but that’s pretty much it. Hopefully, the film will be done by Saturday; if not, the film will not be released until April, as I am going down to Idaho for a wedding. I’ll keep you posted on any interesting updates.


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