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    The Lego Pirates Have Arrived: Short Film Animation using GPO

    Aye Mateys!

    Tis a fine day to see Lego pirates.

    Isaac Botkin and his family made an incredible short film animation called "Men O' War" for a Texas Film Academy.

    You can see the film on YouTube here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpINF5o1JDs

    Isaac and his family used the GPO for the score, and you can watch the film with just the music here (no dialog): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB4CEQG6Qps

    Excellent writing, especially the theme song, and the music fit the film perfectly. It captures the suspense, the conflict and the majesty of the ships. This film should win an award.

    Isaac also wrote a number of behind-the-scenes articles on his blog explaining how the film was made. Here is a link: (http://www.outside-hollywood.com/2006/10/men-o-war/

    He also wrote about how he made the score here:
    http://www.outside-hollywood.com/200...n-o-war-music/

    And here is an MP3 of just the score here:
    http://www.outside-hollywood.com/men-o-war.mp3

    Isaac writes: "Because the GPO has been such a great tool for us, and really expanded the quality and scope of our projects, I wanted to make sure that we thanked you.

    This film is fantastic and very imgainative. Braaaarvo!

    Gary Garritan



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    WOW. That was awesome! A very well done score, and beautiful animation!! The Botkins should be proud! This was highly imaginative, I loved it! His writings on his website about how the film was created are quite insightful.

    Bravo, Isaac!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    This fantastic little movie made me remember Legomania (a 2003 3D demo).
    Google Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...73522930&hl=en
    3D Demo:
    http://www.scene.org/file_dl.php?url....zip&id=192974 (may require registration, in which case you can register, and search for legomania at http://www.scene.org, and download it from the top mirror, ftp.scene.org)
    Cheers,
    Chris

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    AAAaaarghh! That was fantastic. I love the "Garritan Philharmonic" credits at the end. Hmm, lego people and places and the Garritan Philharnonic what a combination for success!

    Good luck and Congratulations to Isaac Botkin and his family!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Rich

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    Very nice and well done! The "lego ocean waves" is awesome and very good.
    Marcelo Colina

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    It is very well made!

    The renderings! The animations! The short! The music! The sound fx! The voice acting! EVERYTHING!

    It is simply brilliant!

    One thing though makes me sad a little bit...

    MY innocence is now lost :'( Lego, Transformers... Somehow this short destroyed half of my childhood memories... Don't get me wrong. But seeing Lego come alive like this, kinda went into my own memories of playing with Lego, without any CGI... Or maybe I'm just growing up!

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    Wow, great animated film and music! I agree it should win an award. Thanks for posting it with those links, Gary, and thanks to Isaac Botkin and his family for the film and the very educational info on how it was made.

    David

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    very cool!

    That Garritan Philharmonic Orchestra sounds great!
    Dan

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    Re: The Lego Pirates Have Arrived: Short Film Animation using GPO

    so COOL

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    Thank you for bringing this..... great movie for the kids and great use of GPO.

    Raymond

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