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LEGO Batman Series 2 Dollify

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It's a three part series. The first one is themed around the "Friends are Family" party,

and in the second one I explore who some of the characters are.

There was a fair amount of googling involved and some painting. I even added background noises! I'm almost like a pro now.

Anyhow, the trilogy is not done and I still have many personal things to take care of this week, so I'm gonna go and work on the video instead of writing about the done ones.

LEGO Sia

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The Pop Stars are coming.

Just very slowly. Like zombies.

This is another one of those videos I've been working on since forever. If forever means somewhere around 7 months. What took me so long? I have no idea. Or, maybe I do, it just doesn't make any sense in retrospect.

I originally wanted to publish the first Batman video this week. But guess what happened? There were more things to do than I anticipated. So there was no way to get the video done until Saturday. And then I remembered this gem and figured I could revisit if it's doable. And it was! I was so happy and relieved that even all of the other life stuff didn't stop me from completing it.

When will I dollify another Pop Star? I have no idea. But at some point, I will.

Video firsts:

  • prepared for it 7 months and got it done in 3 days
  • included the work of another adult in my video (the wig my Little Brother made)
  • used a drill to drill a minipin hole into the hairpieces
  • for the first ~10 h of the videos published life, it didn't have cards or an ending screen, 'cause I forgot to set them up

Harley Quinn's Outfits

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I planned this video for the Summer. Of last year.

Needless to say that I obviously needed quite a few months more to make it happen. Why now? 'Cause the Friends line came out with a new character Vicky. She has black sporty pants with red sneakers and the greatest facial expression LEGO has produced so far.

Those two things screamed Harley to me and I had to finally finish the video.

What's new for this video?

  • I had only a script draft, but I don't sound lost on the recording
  • I've introduced a new "style" of thumbnails (characters have a black border around them to increase their visibility) that I might roll out to some older videos as well
  • The editing process was super fast, due to me being more experienced and having settled for a slower pace of the video (gotta break that 10 min mark!)

Fun Fact: I have worked over 14h this Saturday to get this video published.

https://youtu.be/31iooyhLxSM

My Little Pony - Mane 6

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How in Equestria...

... are Pinkie Pie's feet not touching the ground? 

The process of painting these started many months ago. Since then I changed both the way I paint and my character design multiple times. None of that helped me with making these sooner.

Why does Twilight Sparkle have a darker skin tone? Why do the others have a lighter one? The decision for that can be traced back to the planning of this video. I wanted to minimize the painting involved, AND I thought it would be silly to translate all of the girl's skin colors into only one. That is how I decided that Twilight and Sunset Shimmer will have a darker skin tone.

I have ambitious plans for the rest of the year and I really really want to make them happen. So I should better get to it! After I prepare today's lunch, that is.

https://youtu.be/zAastgFTYcc

CMF Series 17

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My kids managed to watch this whole video from start to finish. Didn't yell it was boring, didn't want me to turn it off. High praise.

It took me a while to get this video done. Mostly 'cause I was working on another two simultaneously. Does that mean a wave of videos is coming out? No. I need to prepare for my upcoming move. We still don't know when the move is happening nor how much of a time waste it will be. And I don't wanna be offline for a whole month. Or even two.

So, I prepare.

https://youtu.be/FRi_rNjLo4U

Harley Quinn's Couch

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This vehicle is completely hilarious. To me at least.

I had to finish some personal stuff this week, so it's once again short video time! It still gets me completely by surprise how quickly these come together. I don't even have time to have a mid-video crisis.

So I even had some spare time this week! And I used it to edit the Black Widow Mighty Micro video too. Now I hope to have enough time to finish my LEGO Ideas project. I really want to have that up before we move.

What move? Well, in a few months we are moving to Berlin. There's still soo much to do but I am happy as a child making a mess - mostly because I'll have a dedicated LEGO room there! In my case, that means a princess/fairy land with a ZOO, playground, swimming pool.. I can't wait to get building!

https://youtu.be/UH7VV7ZwLaw

The Contraption

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The not-so-secret sauce of my dollify videos: the Contraption.

This part has changed how I dollify. It has pushed the limits of what is possible and I'm so used to it in the meantime that it has become a standard tool in my toolbox. I've even used it to secure a wobbly spiral in my micro version of Atlantica.

I didn't have great hopes in regards to views for this video, so I was pleasantly surprised when it got around 25k views in the first 48 hours. I'm very  curious as to how it's numbers will progress.

https://youtu.be/GsvTNNFx3OI

Penguin's Penguin

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The shortest video in quite some time now, all for the purpose of maintaining a regular posting schedule and a healthy personal life.

Penguin's Penguin angry vehicle with fins

Penguin's Penguin angry vehicle with fins

I'm hoping to publish these shorter videos every second week or whenever a crisis arises.

This one was very fun to make and I think it comes trough in the video. I'm just not sure if it's shortness is going to have a lasting negative effect on the channel. I really hope not, because I simply cannot produce a 10-minute video each and every single week.

I will also use this opportunity to reflect a bit on my channel. I don't like my first videos. I know they were trying to be good, but in my eyes, they just aren't. I know what they could have been had I only had the tools I now have. I see it all as a learning journey.

Somewhere around the first Scooby Doo dollify video, I started liking what I do. It can still be way better, but it had crossed the line between blah and watchable. From the beginning, I strived to make every video at least a bit better than the previous one. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn't, but on average I think the videos became good. Now the channel is one I would personally subscribe to. And that makes me really happy :)

https://youtu.be/AJidaydOhxE

Scooby Doo part Twoo

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I've been planing this video since I was preparing for the first one. I'm happy that now I can finally cross it of the list. 24 h after it was published it had over 8000 views - a new BoM record. Just as a reference point: the Mini Helicopter video has only 4243 views and it's 2 weeks old.

Mystery Inc.: Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne

Fun facts about the video:

  • the painting (and print/paint removal) of parts used lasted for 7 hours 
  • I had over an hour of video footage
  • it took me about an hour per minute of video to combine the video and sound recordings (~10 h total)
  • a whole batch of photos was completely useless and was therefore shift-deleted 
  • my daughter made the minidoll representing her herself (she didn't like the one I used in the previous video)
  • my son insisted his Spiderman costume needs to have the little spider on the front
  • I searched for Fred's net for an hour before I found it and now I can only remember where it wasn't
  • my daughter literally gave me a thumbs up when she finished watching the video

https://youtu.be/V7B2iF4KWAU