The Brickfilmer's Guild
Welcome to the Brickfilmer's Guild (BFG). We are an online community created to spotlight and connect those that practice the art of brickfilming. Brickfilmers are the people that make animated films using plastic building bricks, such as Lego, Mega-Bloks, OYO Sportstoys, KRE-O, K'Nex, and a few others.
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The BFG is designed to showcase and connect brickfilming animators, producers, voice actors, editors, and promoters from around the world. Brickfilming is a hobby for most, but it is a profession for a few. Many also find it is a small source of revenue. In brickfilming production, there is usually only one or a very small group of people that preform the jobs of producer, writer, director, actor, casting director, animator, set designer, set constructor, lighting director, director of photography, editor, special effects artist, and promoter. The brickfilmers that do all the above the best find the most success.
We also try to deliver the most up to date brickfilming news. We search the internet looking for news being made by brickfilmers and report it here. Check out the Brickfilmer's Guild: Administrator blog for the latest brickfilming news. Also check out The Set Bump for the best in brickfilm blogging.
A member of the BFG can design and customize their own virtual space among fellow brickfilmers that are famous, soon to be famous, or just novice brickfilming hobbiest. A member's profile can include embeded videos (from YouTube and other video sites), a gallery of pictures (great for production pictures and mocs), and much more including Blogs, the Wire (a site wide micro blog), and a Chat Room.
This site is meant to compliment brickfilming sites such as Bricksinmotion and Brickfilms.com. Please create a profile here if you brickfilm, even you are a member of those sites. We also encourage members of Brickboard (the German online brickfilming community) and members of Brick-À-Brack (the French brickfilming community) to join the guild and create profiles.
We currenlty have over 900 members.
Check out the Links and Featured Members page of this site. It has an extensive brickfilming links section as well as a list of some of the world's best brickfimers. Friend them on this site, subscribe to them on YouTube, and follow them on Twitter.
If you are under the age of 14 please read the "Terms" at the bottom of this page.
After you apply for membership, we will send you an email confirmation and you will be ready to start customizing your profile to display among your fellow brickfilmers.
Join now, it's free! You will be emailed a confirmation usually within one week. Become a member! CLICK HERE to register One account per person/studio.
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September 6, 2014 marked the deadline for entries of the Bricks in Motion Celebration Contest and began the launch of their highly anticipated Kickstarter campaign called Bricks in Motion - A Documentary about LEGO® Filmmaking. The producers of the documentary are hoping to raise $10,000 or more to offset the cost of producing the feature length documentary about "the diverse world of people who make stop motion animated films using LEGO® toys." The labor to produce the documentary will be volunteer work and much of the equipment/software is already owned so the Kickstarter money raised "will go toward travel expenses and accommodations, equipment rentals and purchases, festivals and marketing, Kickstarter fees, and the rewards". Basically, they are making a $50-100k production, if you include equipment and labor. The minimum pledge is $1 and there are great rewards available for pledges ranging from $10-$500. The people producing this documentary include Philip Heinrich, Nathan Wells, Zach Macias, Doug Vandegrift, and many more incredibly talented production personell. Some of the interviews will include BFG members Sean Willets (filmyguy), Forrest Whaley (forrestfire101), James Morr (spastikchuwawa), Kevin Ulrich (Brotherhood Workshop), and Dylan Woodley (NXTManiac94). Please checkout their Kickstarter page and donate, even if it's just $1, because every bit will help make this happen. This is an amazing opportunity for brickfilmers to support a project that showcases their passion. The project needs to be funded by October 6, 2014.
September 2014 Brickfilms of the Month
Bricks in Motion has an official contest called Bricks in Motion Celebration. The goal is to create a 30-second film with a "Celebration" theme. Every qualifying entry to the contest will be included on the Bricks in Motion feature-length documentary DVD about brickfilmers, as part of a "Celebration animation contest" showcase. Philip Heinrich will be directing the documentary, with appearances from Dylan Woodley, Chris Boyer, James Morr, Brotherhood Workshop, Jay Silver, and more. Nathan Wells, Doug Vandegrift, Zach Macias, and a few others will also be producing the documentary. Please check out the contest rules HERE. All entries must be fully submitted by noon, UTC time, on Saturday, September 6. There will be prizes, and the judges will be Philip Heinrich (Sméagol) , Zach Macias (MindGame), Nathan Wells, and Vandy.
The winners of the Bricks by the Bay Brickfilm Festival have been announced. The winner for Best Brickfilm was Walter Benson for Wink. The winner of Best Technical Achievement was awarded to Twickabrick for Lookout. Best Story went to Walter Benson for Wink. Imagine by Somedudenamedmilan won for Best Film in the Convention Theme of Fun and Games. The Young Filmmaker award went to Joseph Disberger for Freeze. Congratulations to all the winners and Bricks by the Bay for putting on a successful brickfilm festival. No award was given to the "Sweatbox" category as no Bricks-by-the-Bay attendees entered the festival. The festival was judged by David Pagano and BricksPerSecond.
I am exploring involving some different judges other than just myself and Mommy Monkey for the upcoming 2014 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival. For the last two years, Mommy Monkey and myself have been the only judges for the festival and I would like to bring in a panel of judges to be involved for the third installment of the contest. I would like to get a representative from BiM, Brick à Brack, Brickboard, Brickfilms.com and possibly other brickfilming sites such as Set Bump to judge the final round. I would personally narrow down the entries so that the final round has only 20-40 brickfilms for the panel to judge.
Please give me your thoughts and opinions about doing this and perhaps it can be implemented. I hope to have the rules posted some time in September. The rules will be similar to last year with a few small tweaks.
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September 2014 Brickfilms of the Month
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