The World of Brickfilms Podcast
The World of Brickfilms Podcast May 21, 2023
w/Alexander Leitner and Andreas Bitzan
In this episode, we speak to Austrian Brickfilmers Andreas Bitzan of A&M Studios and Alexander Leitner of Legostudio01, winners of the Steinerei Jury Prize 2022, about their film Escape, their history of partaking in previous Steinerei years, and the experience of premiering Brickfilms on the big screen. A&M Studios: https://www.youtube.com/user/Cocotatam Legostudio01: https://www.youtube.com/user/Legostudio01
Goethe - Found" (2006) - by Steffan Troeger and Sandra Abele "Goethe: Erlkonig" (2013) - by Martin Kreienmeier "The Mountains" (2021) - by Paul Kubica
"Der Funfte" (2009) - by Eine Boony & 2XMW Studios
THAC 2023 Special w/AeroNomad
In this episode we talk to the 1st place winner of THAC 2023, AeroNomad about his film Unwavering Dedication, classic LEGO video games, motivated lighting, and the power of collaboration. AeroNomad: https://youtu.be/QHKcYNq0Hmc
BRAWL 2022 Special w/BrickTavernFilms
In this episode of the podcast we talk to the winner of BRAWL 2022, Phil of BrickTavernFilms about his and his brother’s entry Endless, the attention to detail that goes into creating worlds with large-scale sets, and the process behind perfecting motion graphics.
=BRAWL Top 20=
20th - “AGAIN” by Corbanzo Films
19th - “Coffee gave me my big break” by Robukka
18th - “A Fellow and His Gunpowder” by Nik Stroganov
17th - “Captain Stewart and the Gonkers - The Genies curse” by toadproductions
16th - “Sherlock Holmes and the Curator’s Case” by Star Brick Studios
15th - “The Eternal Soldier” by Adventures Ensue
14th - “More Like a Cereal Killer” by Nurtnaut
13th - “Echoes of a Humdrum Existence” by AeroNomad
12th - “Birds From a Lunchroom Window” by Sullivan Manning
11th - “The Paradisa Far Away” by Stanely Q-Brick
10th - “Jugu Part 1" & "Jugu Part 2" by Joshua Nelson and 2x4 Productions
9th - “Time For Pie” by LOTW Studios
8th - “Gluttony” by AngryCatBrickfilm
7th - “The LEGO Backrooms - Pipe Dreams” by Twisted Bricks
6th - “Out For Lunch” by Sillypenta
5th - “REBIRTH” by Lewis Townley, Andrew Foley, Thomas "Dragon Brick Studios" Gibson, Levi "Darth Levee" Johnson, and Jared Van Bever
4th - “Can Dogs Wear Pants?” by Ziltrag
3rd - “Game of Telephone” by Formal Lens
w/Spite Your Face
In memory of Tony Mines (1978-2022).
Back in May, we had the honour of speaking to both Tony Mines and Tim Drage of Spite Your Face. Tony was suffering from terminal cancer at the time of recording, but despite this, was more than happy to participate in the podcast and share many stories of working together with Tim over the years. They were both great to talk with and they would go on to talk extensively about the process of making their most iconic films and give insight into their various inspirations and influences.
The other week, I made this episode available to members of the Bricks in Motion Patreon with the intent of releasing it to the public that following Wednesday. Just before I did so, we would hear the news of Tony's passing, that previous weekend. Given this news, we wanted to delay the release of the episode. Tony Mines and Tim Drage of Spite Your Face are a massive inspiration to so many people in the Brickfilming community; from some of the online pioneers, even to newer brickfilmers who started way into the time of YouTube. It is no exaggeration to say that they kickstarted so many people’s brickfilming journeys and are some of the first brickfilms many of us would have ever seen - myself included. Tony Mines was a true legend of the Brickfilming Community and the LEGO Community more broadly, and his legacy will live on for generations to come.
w/Jonni Phillips and Sonjira
Jonni Phillips (aka Just Kidden) and Ben Young of Sonjira join us as we discuss Jonni's massive influence on the Brickfilming Community as an animator, her recent 2D animated work, including her amazing new feature film Barber Westchester, Sonjira's multiplane brickfilms, and the process of conveying personal experiences via animation.
BIRDFaCE (2011) and BIRDFaCE Origins (2014) By Ben Young
NNN - The End of Sports (2012) By David Pickett
Space Adventure (1989) By Christian Stage
The Deranged Lego Movie (2007) By LegoReel
In this episode, we talk to Joshua Chawner of Hamster Productions about his classic chase Brickfilms such as LEGO London Bank Robbery and The Great Getaway, as well as his latest brickfilm Pirate Sea Battle - Baracuda Heist, and his physics project where he froze a LEGO set to the coolest possible temperature.
True Love Waits (2006) - by Chris Boyer and Brian Bridges
Train to Catch (2008) - by David Boddy
Indiana Scones and the Quest for the Platinum Waffle (2008) by Eden Sanders
THAC Special w/Daragh Twomey and Steve Collins
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Daragh Twomey and Steve Collins, the 2nd place winners of THAC, about their film The Visitor, making a comeback to brickfilming for the first time in years, and their shift from brickfilming to live-action, before counting down the Top 10 winning entries of THAC 2022.
=THAC 2022 Winners=
20. "Fading Love" by JaguarBrickFilms
19. "Qirsh For Your Qasida" by Blandeer
17. "Presence" by Kaleb Barkman and Liam Olmstead
16. "Points of View" by AwestruckPajamaPeople
15. "Little Creature" by Broham Animations
14. "Freed Perceptions" by Vertical Bricks
13. "My Personal Apocalypse" by Spudson
12. "To The Sky" by Mighty Wanderer and Mindfruit
11. "A Learning Experience" by Code Man
10. "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Culprit" by Star Brick Studios
08. "The Coddling of an Urban Mind" by Crested Screamer Studios
07. "To Be a Bug on the Wall" by rioforce
06. "Starving on the Seven seas" by Formal Lens
05. "A Nice Little Change of View" by NonStop Animations
04. "Intruder" by AngryCatBrickfilms
03. "Have a Nice Day" by Chaizin
02. "The visitor" by Daragh Twomey and Steve collins
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to special guest Maxime Marion about his recent film Four Studs, working with Hans Zimmer, the 10th anniversary of his film Copyright, and the future of the Henri and Edmond series.
Audio Edited by Sean Willis
MANiFEST Special w/Joshua Nelson
In this episode, we talk to the winner of MANiFEST, Joshua Nelson about Plastic Puppet Theatre, feature-length brickfilms, and incorporating hand-drawn elements with stop motion, before counting down the Top 10 winning entries of MANiFEST!
Joshua Nelson's YouTube Channel1st Place - PLASTIC PUPPET THEATER by JOSHUA NELSON
2nd Place - STUCK by Keyaan Vegdani
4th Place - Colour by Paradox Studios
5th Place - A Question Before the Board by JO Co
6th Place - In my mind chopping rules by Robukka
7th Place - KINGDOM by OsomStudios
8th Place - Endless Chase by CodeMan
9th Place - Rancho by Guatemax
BRAWL2021 Special w/JO Co
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to JO Co, the 2nd place winner of #BRAWL2021, as we count down the top 10 winning entries!
=BRAWL 2021 Results=
1st Place: The Tracker Tracked - LOTWStudios
2nd Place: Johnny Thunder & The Heart of Faber's Peak - JO Co
3rd Place: Overdue - 2x4 Productions and Joshua Nelson
4th Place: The Return of Scooter Joe - soupmanjack
5th Place: Dayja Vu - MindGame
6th Place: HOW TO EAT YOUR GRANDPA IN 60 SECONDS - Sonjira
7th Place: Beacon Light - Formal Lens
8th Place: AFTERMATH - Bricks & Pieces
9th Place: darry's wonder reality - toadproductions
10th Place: A day in the life of Gus Geesewood - Panoramic Studios
11th Place: Froggytale - Squidtastic Videos
12th Place: Return to Lender - Fruitcake Films
13th Place: Over The Sea - FilmCity
14th Place: My Dearest Love - BlueBrick
15th Place: LEGO love stories: The reTurn - Loving Lego
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to the Community Admin of Bricks in Motion and host of BRAWL 2021, Chris Wynn about how to prepare for BRAWL, how to visually tell a story, and the importance of editing in Brickfilms.
BRAWL 2021 Bricks in Motion Announcement Thread
=THE BRICKFILM SHOWCASE=
Beyond The Eleventh Dimension (2015) By Chris Boyer
Dr Jobs and His Scary Laboratory Part 1-3 (Part 1 2005, Parts 2-3 Released 2011) By Fumitaka Anzai
In this episode, we talk to Walter Benson about Cookie Calamity and his other recent work, the different methods of animating mouthes in brickfilms, and finding inspiration outside of just brickfilms.
"Sheep" (2017) By Maxime Marion
"The Great Invention" (2014) By CrazyEd
"Major Malfunction" (2012) By MisterMulluc
Taco Trouble Special Pt 2 w/Loïc Desjardins
The second of a 2-part Taco Trouble 2 special! In this episode, we talk to Loïc Desjardins, the legendary composer from the Brickfilms.com era, about working with Penta on the soundtrack for Taco Trouble 2, as well as discussing the importance of music and good sound design in film.
Taco Trouble Special Pt 1 w/Dave Lennie & Andy Boyer
The first of a 2-part Taco Trouble 2 special! In this episode, we talk to Dave Lennie and Andy Boyer about their experiences working on the Biff and Mario series and working together with Penta to create Taco Trouble 2.
In this episode, we talk to special guest and 1st place winner of THAC 2021, Jacob Crow, as we count down the Top 10 winning entries of the contest!
In this episode, we talk to Jeremiah of JurassicBrickProductions about adding characterisation to individual characters, the process of animating slow motion, and how purposefully tasking yourself with challenging animation techniques and ideas, can help you improve.
I am thrilled to be partnering with Bricks in Motion. From now on, there will be a more consistent schedule, with episodes coming out every month. To mark the occasion, we now have a complete redesign, with the fantastic new camera logo designed by James Moor of Chuwawa.
The Astronaut (2020) By Joshua Nelson
LEGO: The Hobbit - EP3: Legolas & Kili
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to former Administrator of Bricks in Motion, Philip Heinrich of Smeagol about working on the Bricks in Motion Documentary, translating the experience of brickfilms into live action projects, and the state of film festivals during the pandemic.
=The Brickfilm Showcase=
Hastings (2007) by Nikolas Jaeger
Clone Pirates - The Tentacle Trap (2011) by James Austen
w/James Cawood and BP Animation
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to special guests James Cawood of PJLegoMotion and Lewis Townley of Bricks and Pieces Animation about Brickfilm Day and the extensive brickfilming communities on Instagram, and James’ new brickfilm Social Cues, before counting down the Top 10 entries of BRAWL 2020.
15th. The Witch and Her Broom – WillowTree
14th. Conveyance - Chaizin
13th. Ad Infinitum - Infinity Prime Studios
12th. Lossless - Pinacarlito
11th. Age of Amber - JOCo
10th. The Last Old Adventure – Crested Screamer Studios
9th. The Perfect Pancake - GentleKnightAnimation
8th. PLASTiC - Joshua Nelson
7th. Joey McJohnathan Has an Epiphany - Spudson
6th. Preservation - Smithy of Films
5th. Loop TV - William Osborne
4th. The Lost Idol - joebor1777
3rd. Degradation - Bricks & Pieces
2nd. Night Guard - twickabrick
1st. SCRAP - 2x4 Productions
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Chris Salaises of Minilife TV about working on the upcoming Minilife Movie, developing the world of a fictional series with good continuity and how experience and access to better technology through the years, has helped accomplish that journey.
=The Brickfilm Showcase=
Nightly News at Nine series (2007-13) By David Pickett
Star Wars: The Great Disturbance (2004) By Leftfield Studios
Cleaning Time: The Janitorial Contingency (2005) Coordinated By Doug James and Joshua Leasure
In this episode, we talk to Edbound about maintaining the consistent quality of his videos, using the medium of brickfilming to discuss topical issues and how the attitudes within the community have changed over the years. We also have an in-depth discussion on Sillypenta’s latest History of Brickfilms video.
Melodramedy (2006) By Robinson Wood
By The Sad Sea Waves (2019) By TwickaBrick
In this crossover special of the Podcast, we are joined by joint hosts/guests Kim and Dave Smith of The Four Monkeys/ Brickfilmer’s Guild, as we discuss the current state of the Brickfilming Community, what YouTube’s recent updates mean and the rise of female brickfilmers.
In this episode, we talk to Harrison Allen of Squid about the release of his highly anticipated Welcome To Darkmoor.
In this episode, we talk to Rafael of BlackSmith Films about his new Western brickfilm, learning to animate certain things in your own way and exploring different styles of set design.
In this episode, we talk to special guest Ethan Olson of Mighty Wanderer, as we count down the top 10 films of THAC!
In this episode, we talk to Nathan Wells about the judging process of THAC, the benefits of collaboration and the value of sharing your first films.
Summer Contest Special w/Shawarma & TwickABrick
Don't forget to check out the Wiki: brickfilms.wikia.com/wiki/Brickfilms_Wiki
=THE BRICKFILM SHOWCASE=
Faithless - By Matthew Gray
The River - By Nikolas Jaeger
The Chameleon - By Michael Wolling and Max Zachner