This first image is of the three tiles and single cheese slope that were used to animate the tattered map. I drew on them with a gel pen to make it look as though the map had rubbed away (I do not recommend doing this yourself as the ink seems to be permanent ). A thin lump of adhesive tack was placed below them to allow the pieces to be animated as a single "map."
This image shows the main setup used for animating most of the forest scenes. The sheet of glass is covered in a thin layer of modge-podge and held up precariously by a stack of bricks. This helps give depth to the forest scene in the camera. I rebuilt the floor and rearranged the trees for each scene in this set to show changes in location. Everything in the video through timestamp 2:14 was filmed with this setup.
This is by far the largest set that I have ever filmed on! The forest didn't look quite as dense as I would've liked because I ran out of trees and foliage pieces. Nonetheless, it was still fun to animate. I spent about 6 hours building the set and designing the midi-scale cart, another 6 setting up the lighting and making test animations, and then 7 hours animating the actual scene.
That's all for now, thank you for reading and have a good day!
This is brilliant. I LOVE the animation in this, especially that mini horse. The comedy was spot on, and so were the voices (except that one Sheriff guy who sounded weird ). I look forward to what you make next!
That mini horse is incredible. You've also convinced me I need to get my hands on some frosted glass. I can't remember the last time I added a brickfilm to my favorites list so fast; the comedy and animation are both so well paced, fantastic work!
Fantastic. One of the prettiest brickfilms I've seen. You did a great job keeping the film visually interesting with the abundant camera movement and varied lighting. Great comedic storytelling as well.
I don't comment nearly enough on this site anymore but you've persuaded me to do so, excellent film all around. The use of mini scale was great and every element of production deserves a compliment, however I am most impressed by your animation. From the perspective of someone who usually skimps on actual animated movement and certainly does not have the patience to mask as much as you did, you truly went above and beyond. Well done!