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We are very pleased to announce that the latest winner of our Film of the Month competition is The LEGO® Dimension made by Tomos in Yorkshire.
A charming and funny stop-motion animated adventure in which a boy named Joe plays with LEGO® figures instead of tidying his room as requested by his mum. This results in him being sucked into the LEGO® universe and emerging as a LEGO® character, leading him on an epic quest to find his way home to the real world.
A very confident and assured piece from this young filmmaker. There was a strong narrative which was made extra special by the hilarious voice-over which gave the film some great comedy value!Film of the Month judge on 'The LEGO® Dimension'
We got in touch with Tomos to ask him more about his film.
Amazing - I didn't expect it at all.
Since 2015, when I did an animation for the golden owls [a Leeds based film competition] with my friend. It was, compared to today, frankly rubbish. But then we were 8…
I don't know… I was brainstorming, and it came in to my head and I thought "why not this?".
A combination, actually. I did write out a script but then I often tweaked it a bit.
Tripods, blu-tack and a lot of patience. Oh, and onion-skinning often helped when it did get knocked- an all to frequent occurrence in animation. LEGO® helped make makeshift stands and books helped raise the tripod.
Go for it. If it fails, take note of problems and move on. Resilience is very handy in animating. Oh, and do your homework. Research can help animation.
Better speaking animations, better sound balance at the beginning. Better explanation - I did actually do a version two that solved these problems.
The Lego cinematic universe- The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie because, well, LEGO!!!! (need I say more?) I also like Star Wars, particularly The Last Jedi. Lots of the minifigures that I used were originally Ninjago, movie or tv style or a mash-up of the two. So that could be counted. Possibly the bit where Emmet gets sucked into the real world had an influence on it too.
The LEGO® Dimension will now be showcased to over 300,000 film club members online and all of this month's films can be seen on our YouTube channel. Tomos has also won a £100 Amazon voucher and a DVD! If you've been inspired by this month's winner, find out more about how you can enter our ongoing Film of the Month competition.
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