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 a pretty good brickfilm. Several shots kinda baffle me on how you manage to do, but overall you did an great job. I can see that a lot of work has been put into this 5 minutes long stop-motion animation.
The cinematography, sounds and animation are excellent on their own and they also fit together so well! (Camera movements ) Especially the animation deserves praise: I was listening to the Frame100 podcast yesterday and it really took me aback that this is in fact animated in 12fps!! Thanks to your animation style and pacing it felt so smooth I wanted to say 15 at least. But it's not just the animation per se, it's also the design choices which make it so engaging (the minature horse, how he puts apples into the bag, coin flip..). Bravo!
If I had to nit-pick something it would probably be that the clay/patafix is very visible at times (e.g. when the thief is holding the horse n his head or during the coin flip). It's not necessarily disturbing but it threw me out a bit of the immersion into an otherwise wonderful brickfilm.
Would btw love to see some making of/behind the scenes pictures, which is very easy to implement here
Thank you all for the positive and constructive comments, I really appreciate it! I'm glad a couple of you mentioned the sticky-tack (apparently known as "patafix" in France ). I would like to try and hide the tack away more in future films.
@LegoanderWould btw love to see some making of/behind the scenes pictures, which is very easy to implement here
I'm glad you enjoyed the film! I plan on uploading a couple behind-the-scenes pictures here in just a moment.