Wotcha think you're doin' here then? You think you can just waddle in like that, do ya?

This here, laddie, is a top-secret Brickspace testin' ground. Yup, thassright. So you'd better geddout before someone sees ya pokin' around...

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Breathing Space

Brickfilms.com now have a YouTube podcast thingy, on which they post the 'best' Brickfilms out there.

They have posted, and I quote the following, and film with a description of "my first, worst, and really lame movie", and another film in which a dull, lifeless, stupid 'Brickfilmer' monologues whilst posing minifigs under police cars and only remembers what he was going to say 20 seconds into the movie. He then continues to monologue in a dull, confused way for five minutes after that. I never considered self-harm before that movie, but during it... if there was a knife around, I wouldn't be here typing this.

However I HAVE found something 'decent'. This film is called 'Breathing Space', and is a sci-fi 'thriller' in which a robot malfunctions and some spaceman chases it around a spaceship. The film is very Space Odyssey-esque, and has the same mood and feel to it. Its graphics are good for an amateur, and the CGI robot interacts well with the real environment. Faces of the minifigures are edited in afterwards, but do not blur when the 'fig is out of focus. This causes huge aesthetic issues.

The music is, on the whole, heavy metal-ish and ghastly. It aims to try and up the tempo of the otherwise slow and dull film, and fails in that respect. Sound effects are loud and glitchy, and I found the film much more enjoyable with the sound muted.

The film, as Chris would say, has no plot. Well, it has a beginning (robot malfunctions), a middle (spaceman chases robot into room without gravity) and... well, that's it. For some reason, if you throw your helmet onto a malfunctioning robot, it is put back to normal. What the HELL? I watched the ending five times, and I still don't understand WHY that happens? Why is he smiling? Why is the gravity back? What actually HAPPENED?

So, all-in-all, a pretty crappy film. However, the credits are good. That's about it.

So please DON'T visit the Brickfilms 'podcast' (ie YouTube account).


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