SteampunkDoc

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  1. Holy package full of goodies Batman! Prize D has arrived here too.
  2. Yeah! Prize D's giant flying manatee is headed my way. Thanks CopMike for hosting this, your effort and generosity are far under appreciated.
  3. Footprints by SteampunkDoc, on Flickr
  4. Glad I can help! By the way, here's my lessons, they may help give you a base to build on: Lesson #1: Pre-Production Lesson #2: Production And yes, I'm a lazy bum, so I haven't gotten to Lesson #3 yet. Feel free to ask away, and I'll try to help you the best I can.
  5. Thanks for posting! I'm really glad you're actively seeking feedback. That's a fantastic way to improve. There are two major things you will want to work on. The first is smoothing out your animation. Have you ever heard the term 'easing?' I explain it a bit more in the lesson that I wrote, but it's a technique where you begin a motion in small increments that get bigger toward the middle, then slow down again at the end. That way, the motion looks more smooth and natural than it would otherwise. Practicing that will help your movements become less jerky and jumpy. The second is simple. Bring your camera down into the Lego world. You've got it was up and out, and the guys at the bottom of the frame. This distance from them creates the perception of distance from the characters. In other words, people can't get as immersed in the film if the camera is not. So bring it down, and bring the guys more into the frame. Have you heard of the "Rule of Thirds?" That would help your framing a lot. Hope this is helpful. Keep practicing, and thanks again for posting!
  6. A small piece of chaos has always existed, a rouge element that refused to be tamed, lying hidden in the labyrinth of the inner city streets. But when the strange burning light becomes more aggressive, Alex Temnota is tasked with stopping it at all costs. But as the light's influence threatens to destroy everythinghis entire world, it becomes apparent that even the most extreme measures may not be enough. Don't believe that I've ever shared this here before. Hope you like it, and feel free to leave feedback!
  7. First, congratulations to all the winners. It's quite an honor, don't take it for granted. Second, thanks Copmike for going to all this trouble for us. You're an amazing guy. Third, this may be my first year not to win. No biggie, somebody's gotta lose for others to have the blessing of winning. That being said, if I have my math right, the rest of us have around a 1 in 6 chance at winning something. Which means I have about a 1 in 12 chance of getting one of the prizes that I'd prefer. BUT, we all also have a 1 in 12 chance at getting all those glorious dinos. So there's some good news too! But ya'll are right, those odds aren't in our favor.
  8. An Unseen Fear by SteampunkDoc, on Flickr Working on a Star Wars brickfilm, here's a frame.
  9. The Christmas Tree by SteampunkDoc, on Flickr I kinda feel bad throwing this in with all of these incredibly creative and fun entries. But, somebody has to put out a boring and traditional tree and I might as well be that guy.
  10. Finally some set details, thanks a ton! It sounds just about perfect, a good TARDIS interior, a great minifigure selection, and a price tag that allows for a bigger, more substantial build. I just hope we don't repeat the availability issues that some of the other Ideas sets had.
  11. A lot of people use Lifelites. I do, and they're awesome. And while I don't have any experience with them, Brickstuff lights look good as well.
  12. Nice picture Oky! It does a great job showing off the details in the model, and has quite a bit of personality about it. Too bad it was cut. In a similar vein to Oky's nice shot, here's a frame from the animation I'm currently working on. The black and white should give away the noir setting, but sometimes cool shots aren't about what you show, but about what you don't. Sweet D/L Frame #1 by SteampunkDoc, on Flickr
  13. Oh dear, just had a nostalgia overload. Played the first two games quite a bit growing up, and this looks like a worthy sequel. Won't buy it, seeing as I don't have a console, but I'm sure a friend or two will get it sooner or later. Although I have to wonder about the RotJ Luke showing up on Hoth.
  14. Angry Birds, seriously? Didn't that game fade out of the public eye quite a while ago? It's getting a movie!!??? Whose idea was that? And we're missing a final Lego LOTR wave, but getting this instead? I have to agree wholeheartedly with this post. Whatever. Life goes on, and Lego's doing well enough to survive this, even if it completely fails. So really, other than the negative press, this shouldn't affect our beloved TLG too badly. No need to worry...I hope. I have to wonder about the sets. Will they be Minecraft style landscapes with a new "Slingshot" piece and some brick-built birds? With extra parts and instructions on how to build new configurations to knock down? And how will they portray the birds special abilities, or will they even try? It's interesting to think about...Could yield some decent parts and prints too. So there's a tiny silver lining to look forward to, if nothing else. And until the mods fix it, you can use color changes to by-pass the filter. Turn a few letters in the middle to black, which is the default color anyway, and you're good to go.
  15. http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ if you want just the audio. http://youtubeinmp4.com/ if you want the video and the audio. They aren't going to get you HD or anything special, but they are the easiest and simplest by far.