Showing posts from November, 2012

Filming for "New Friends" is Done!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; November 26, 2012)      After a month of manipulating puppets and shooting frames, the production phase for New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable is now completed! With 37 shots, it is going to be an extensive film about the downfall of the dodo. Currently, post-production work is being done on the finished footage, which will be a short period of time. While that is going on, here is a screenshot from the film, featuring some sailors carrying supplies.      Also, the official release date for New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable has been set: December 14th. That's also the day that Animation Reel 2 and another teaser for The Film School Challenge will be released. However, if you want to see New Friends early, be sure to tune in to a special Google Hangout on December 12th from 3:45 PM to 6:10 PM PST. At this time, you can watch the final presentation for Advanced Animation, which includes New Friends. "This is our…

Kitchen Sink Results: "Late for the Soccer Match" wins second place in 13+ category!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; November 11, 2012)      In this midst of Veteran's Day weekend, great news came to the creators of Late for the Soccer Match: the film won second place in the 13+ category in the contest Kitchen Sink! "It is such an honor to have this film do very well with the judges," said film director Seth Masterson. "When I saw what the competition had created, I knew this was going to be a challenging contest, given the unconventional nature of the films submitted. However, the judges recognized our film and chose it for the position of second place." Even though there were only eight entries, Mark Matthew, CEO of LEGO Studios, would like to say well done to all. Everyone did a great job. Here is the shortlist: Category 1: 6-12 Winner: Torn Apartby Tobias Audience Choice Award: Lego Interactive by legokingmike217 Runner-up: Stuckby Rook13 Runner-up: What on Earth? by TP Joe Category 2: 13+ Winner: Lego Adventures by M…

Studio Update: "New Friends" right on schedule, "Johnny Thunder 3" crew leaves London, new opinion poll, etc.

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; November 2, 2012)      With Halloween just past and the holiday season just around the corner, it's time for another studio update! Let's get started!      The new cut-out stop motion animation coming this holiday season, New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable is right on schedule. While not all of the puppets are finished, the entire opening shot is finished. The shot of mama and papa dodo showing love for each other is especially heartwarming. The film is expected to have a release date in mid-December. A first look for this film will come Thanksgiving weekend.      In other news, the cast and crew working on Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients has just finished work in London and are now working on recreating Stonehenge a few miles from the original monument. "We can't really work at the original site because we need to do things that wouldn't work otherwise," explained director Steven Lawrence. "If we tried…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; November 1, 2012)      Today, we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!

ADNI INVENTER writes: Bro where did you get the Dracula vampire thingy?
Mark: It came in an old LEGO set called Vampire's Crypt (you can check it out here), which included not only the minifigure used for Count Werdna but also the set that was used in those scenes.

ADNI INVENTER writes: I don't get why the werewolf is grey.
Mark: Once again, it came from another old LEGO set. This time, it's the Werewolf Ambush set, and the included werewolf just happened to be grey. After all, not all werewolves are brown!

     That's it for today's edition of Ask Mark Matthew. Don't forget that if you have a question, be sure to send it as a private message to YouTube user historylegoman. Until then, we'll be making movies!