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Fun at the Beach

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I set out to do a quick dollify video. Today, I published my longest video ever.

That just proves I'm still very bad at estimating how long something is going to take me to do. It's mostly because I start with a simple project in mind and then expand it far beyond what is manageable in a week.

I have a love-hate relationship with that part of myself. I hate that it doesn't let me make a quick video and I love that it forces me to make better videos.

I'm quite proud of this video (despite its many flaws) and now I'm thinking about should I make a similar thing with the Batman Series 2 figures? And should I make 2 shorter or one super-long video? So many things to decide..

Firsts I did to have fun on the beach:

  • I let my daughter choose what to put in the thumbnail (I did give her some limitations and have guided her in the way I wanted it to go)
  • I tried to incorporate a story into the dollify video to give a reason as to why I dollify stuff in the first place

Ariel's Underwater Family

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I decided there's no such thing as too many mermaids.

And good thing I have. I like the idea of this video, it's realization and results. It got around 60k views in the first 48 hours which is a great thing!

And I don't seem to have made any obvious mistakes :D

This is the first video:

  • which is based on mermaid characters
  • which I finished while visiting my friends (in Innsbruck)
  • where I painted a crown and hair bands

I changed the hair pieces I was going to use for the mermaids several times. I was torn between making them as realistic as possible and using the hair piece that suit's the mini the best. I ended up using a mix of those two approaches and I think it turned out well.

So now, not only is the mermaid year looking strong - I've started the princess dollify thing as well. I'm so excided for everything that is still to come!

The most pointless video ever

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And people still love it.

Well, not everyone likes it, but that wasn't the goal. I wanted to experiment. I already know there's an audience for dollifying stuff, but is there an audience for mermifying stuff?

Apparently, there is. And that makes me happy :)

A few firsts I did in the making of this video:

  • paint a fish
  • talk into the microphone without a script and sound somewhat coherent
  • tried to talk more about the mermify process and tell a little story about every character

So now finally, I can declare the Year of the Mermaids has officially begun on the BrickoMotion channel! YouTube Gods, please let it be a successful one!

Btw The last SW video got monetized after the manual review. Hurray! That makes the manual review correct in 2 out of 3 cases. At least for me. Yay!

https://youtu.be/LLyX2jhUSWE