Friday, 27 April 2012

Legoless Part II: Walking With Legos

I can’t claim that We Can Get You Some Really Cheap Gear is a zero-budget film as I spent about £10 on Lego minifigs. What can I say? Invest in people.

So what was it like on set? The human voice-over cast were a joy to work with. However I have to admit that the Legos themselves were a little demanding at times: not satisfied with the usual personal assistants, crystal healers or deliveries of fresh flowers, Eddie’s rider included his own personal fire station, airport and medieval castle.

We Can Get You includes the first intimate scene I have directed: surely an anxious moment for every director? When filming intimate material it’s important that your cast have a good working relationship and can trust each other, and to find an opportunity to sit down with them and discuss what they are comfortable with. In the end I needn’t have worried: Eddie and Tanya approached the scene with a great deal of professionalism and I think it shows in the final cut.

After firing three voice coaches and a team of body language experts I have concluded that Legos talk with their hands and this cannot be changed. Is this a Danish thing? I have no idea.


Reid Kemper said...

Cool. I've never done a Lego film, but I've watched some. I still have boxes full of Legos from when I was younger and still have Star Wars Lego sets on display. They're great.

Sci-Fi Gene said...

Thanks! While I don't intend to become a full time Lego film producer I'm not ruling out more Lego or part-Lego films either.