LEGO Zelda Cereal Commercial

KakarikO’s: part of this balanced breakfast!™ Watch everybody’s favorite tunic-wearing elfin hero officially endorse this delicious and nutritious new breakfast cereal!

This is a mixed-media stop-motion LEGO brickfilm animation that I’ve gradually animated and edited throughout the course of over two months in summer 2019. The LEGO puppets, scenery, backdrops, and props were all built by me, and shot with two different cameras. Some of the shots feature chroma key effects and a homemade stop-motion animation rig that I’ve built with DIY techniques. Additional footage consisted of guerilla filmmaking-style shots taken in Intercourse, PA. Big thanks to Turkey Tom and Rusty Cage for lending their voices!

Fact: that’s actually soy milk for the closeups (don’t judge me): I didn’t want to use real milk, since it would spoil under the hot studio lights and cause my LEGO bricks to smell rancid.

Cast:

Link – Turkey Tom
Mido – Rusty Cage
Narrator/Singer – Julius von Brunk

Music:

“Kokiri Forest”, “Kakariko Village”, “Shop”, “Song of Storms”, “Epona’s Song”, and “Lost Woods” by Koji Kondo, remixed by Julius von Brunk in FL Studio

“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath, remixed by Julius von Brunk in FL Studio

Video production, editing, recording, and audio editing: Julius von Brunk

Equipment/Software:

Stop-motion footage – Nikon D5200
Live action footage – Nikon D750
Video editing – Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects
Stop-motion recording – Dragonframe
Animation computer – Dell Inspirion 5759, Windows 10
Editing computer – Dell XPS 8930, Windows 10

Link, Saria, and Mido are trademarked characters of Nintendo. Sound effects are taken from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, used for parody purposes under the fair use law.

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