VIDEO REVIEW: Courtesan’s Daughter by Claudia Dain, Part 2 of 4
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When these are all up, you have to put them together into one piece — sooooooooo fabulous!
Was that an earthquake? She drinks, she stands, her glass wanders around the table intriguingly. (I’m not criticizing–the quake is charming.)
Nope. No earthquake. Stop motion animation is the splicing together of hundreds of photographs. The lego figure is moved incrementally and then a photo is taken. Sometimes we bumped the table when we were moving Sophia and we just guessed at the location when we took the shot again.
I was teasing. Should have used a smiley.
Can’t wait for part 3!
You may not care but Amazon has just introduced allowing customers to post Video reviews. It’s nearly the 15th, Amazon has to have something new on site.
Hmm. I don’t know. I might be embarrassed to post it over at Amazon. We are really amateurs, you know.
How much time did it take to make the Lego videos? They’re brilliant but if you’re talking hundreds of pictures, holy crikey!
Jane, part of its charm is that it’s a labor of love, not a slick corporate marketing thing. (Though seriously, it’s way beyond what most amateurs would do.)
< claps hands >
Well done Jane and Ned!!!
I’m torn between whether I like stick figures or Legos better. :grin:
Regardless, these are so clever! Keep up the good work guys!
Awesome! So much better than the book videos out there! Claudia Dain should be paying you and Ned for all this publicity.
And the song was awesome. :)
lol! I love this.
*prays there is a Lego-Love scene*
It took me a while to figure out the pink thing on Ashford’s side of the table was a cup, though, and not an “FU” (I thought it was like a permanent thought-bubble on his part).
Wheeee! Those Lego mannikins are adorable! And the butler!! The butler!!!!! Can’t wait for Part 3. :)
This is Fantastic! I was laughing so hard my sides hurt.
I love his bow. Do we get to see Lego dancing?
Couldn’t agree more. Awesome work guys. You know, I need to go find a copy of The Holding. I’ve never read Claudia Dain. Later.
That was a riot. And the fact that you and Ned spent all that time putting it together makes me go “aaawwwww”. Now I can hardly wait to see the third installment!
Oh God, too cool! I need to learn how to do it. Could you tell me what were some of the tools and programs involved?
Genius! I love it.
This is just the best. I can’t believe how much work you put into it. As a veteran of all things lego I don’t know how you had the patience to make all those moves. Thanks for entertaining us. You guys rock!
I’m with Meljean; Lego love scene! This is hysterical. You and Ned are evil geniuses.
omg, that was awesome! I love Legos. Now I want to go read this book. :)
Just please don’t turn it into the puppet porn scene in Team America.
Sherry – we use a cheap web cam, the software that came with it, Powerpoint and Windows Movie Maker. Our rudimentary process is a) taking the picture b) adding the text using powerpoint c) importing all the slides into WMM and adding the music. It’s very amateur. Other people use framegrabbing software but I really didn’t understand what that was and didn’t want to learn.
We are being influenced here though. A love scene might be in the offing.
Oh that does have me chuckling at the thought!
OK – that quote thing didn’t work. I’m chuckling at the thought of working on a love scene with lego.