It all started... when I was born. Actually, it started when I got a video camera for my 12th birthday (the same one I use for my films. I originally wanted it because it could record from my TV, and I wanted so I could take my favorite TV shows on the go. The afternoon that I got it, I made a few random videos of my friends riding around on their bikes, and my video career officially got started.

I started making brickfilms about a month later, after seeing a brickfilm on YouTube called the "Lego Beer Song". At the time, I was amazed that it was possible for LEGO figures to move, and I wanted to start making my own LEGO collection come to life. About a week after that, I made my first real brickfilm, which I called Attack of the Mutant Hat. As you can expect, it was filled with choppy animation, an uninteresting story, and lame jokes, like most people's first brickfilms. After that I made one more, poorer made brickfilm, about a race between a horse and a car.

A couple months later, I went online, searched "LEGO movies" on Google, and found brickfilms.com. What I found was a ton of brickfilms, just like mine, only much, much better. I was amazed at how smooth and realistic the LEGO minifigs were moving, and how funny some of the films were. After a bit of browsing, I found the program Anasazi Stop Motion Animator, which I used to make my first real animation.

For the next few months, I made random test animations of minifigs doing random things. Finally, on May 13th, 2007, I joined brickfilms.com. At first, I was a complete newbie, as all brickfilmers start out. I'm glad I didn't make the mistakes most newbies make, such as not asking questions that were answered a million times before, and spamming the forums. At one point, a fellow member called me the "Best Newbie Ever", which made me very happy at the time.

My brickfilms started to get better, too. I made a few more films with my webcam. Then in June, I found that my video camera had better image quality than my webcam, and I transitioned into making films with that. My first project with my video camera, was a film for the Sports in Brickfilming Challenge, called Andy and Mike Get Some Excersise. Unfortunately, I was too inexperienced at the time, and I had to cancel the project, after filming only two scenes. Luckily, a month later, I started making a new film using my new dynamic duo, called One Small Pizza, which was released in mid August. While I was in the middle of filming this, the Twenty Four Hour Animation Contest came around, and I made a film called Sweet Temptation. It wasn't entered into the contest, however, since I had compression problems.

And, from there you can probably figure out the rest of the story. I've made many more films since then, which has gotten me to the point I'm at now, as an up-and-coming brickfilmer. I think that I have yet to make my best work, and I have high hopes about my brickfilming future.

About Me

Name: Andrew

Location: Eastern USA

Hobbies: Watching TV, playing video games, surfing the internet, digital art, making comic strips, general fun

Favorie Movies: Forrest Gump,  Star Wars (original trilogy), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Godfather

Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, Friends, Sportscenter, The Simpsons, Family Guy

Favorite Video Game System: Playstation Portable

Favorite Video Game:  Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

Favorite Bands: Green Day, Foo Fighters, Bowling For Soup, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Twisted Sister

Favorite Brickfilms: Sai the Magic Word, Faithless, Grace, Beast, Driven, America: Outlawed, Star Wars: The Great Disturbance

Favorite Brickfilmers: Blunty, Lord_Of_The_LEGO, MindGame, Smeagol, Night Owl, Captain Bulldog

Favorite Superhero: Spider - Man

If I could be one person in the world besides me, who would I be?:  Stephen Colbert. That guy is a genius.