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2.4 – Robots! Robots! Robots!

Four robot friends try to figure out what to do with themselves.
Part 4 of 7 of Chapter 2: Robots!

Fun facts:
– Though this video is only 2 minutes long, it took several months to make and over 110 hours of animating time.
– The “Harried Woman” figure at the beginning is in fact an official LEGO character – she is from the Belville series.
– Duckbot eats 16 things throughout the video Can you spot them all?
2 white plates, 3 fish, 1 radio, 3 gold cups, 2 parts of the table, 1 orange bowl, 1 mushroom, 2 wine glasses & 1 yellow book
– No kittens were harmed in the filming of this video

2.3 – ROBOphelia vs. Grabbor

Report-O-Bot-Ophelia explores the Pinchbot Mothership searching for the Pinchbot Leaderbot: Grabbor. She sings to pass the time. ROBOphelia finds Grabbor and questions him about the Pinchbot invasion, while Grabbor questions ROBOphelia’s robot loyalties. A fight ensues.

Part 3 of 7 of “Robots!”

March-ing Forward

Hello loyal viewers! Things here at the Nightly News at Nine have been very busy recently. Here’s what I am working on currently:

1) Animation on “Chapter 2: Robots!” continues moving steadily forward. ROBOphelia has been getting a workout in the Pinchbot mothership.

I hope to have that segment finished mid-March.

2) I was recently interviewed by the AV Club Chicago in my LEGO studio. If you are interested in finding out more about what goes on behind the scenes of NNN, this video is a must-see!

3) In order to fund the production of “Robots!” I started a fund-raising project on Kickstarter. It’s about halfway to the deadline and we’ve already raised 2/3 of the goal! Please check out the project and support NNN. There are some very cool rewards available (like your very own Pinchbot, DVDs, posters and more!) and all donations are greatly appreciated.

4) LEGO fan convention season is nearly upon us and NNN will be making the rounds again. This year we will be traveling to BrickWorld Indianapolis (in just over a week!) BrickWorld Chicago, and BrickFair. Depending on how things go, we might make it to one or two more, but that’s all for now.

5) The April issue of Brickjournal is going to be all about making animations with LEGO bricks. I was asked to write a brief article for the issue explaining the basics of animating. I hope it will be useful for all of you out there who are interested in animating but don’t know where to start.

Phew! I feel busy just reading all of that. Stay tuned!

P.S. Did you see this bonus video last month?

2.2 – Orange Beats Binary


Orange continues its propaganda campaign with an appeal to depressed assembly line robots.
Part 2 of 7 of “Robots!”
Vocals by Veronica Aglow

This animation involved a lot of new things for me. It was my first time animating with the QuickCam Pro 9000, my first time animating using software (Helium Frog) and my first time animating at 30 FPS. It took a long time, but I’m very proud of how it turned out.