Seattle teen builds on his filmmaking passion with short ‘Killer Legos’ movie showing at festival

Seattle teen builds on his filmmaking passion with short ‘Killer Legos’ movie showing at festival

A really short movie known as “Assault of the Killer Legos” reveals that the constructing blocks of a future movie profession are already in place for 14-year-old Carlos Key of Seattle.

Key’s movie received the youth class within the Seattle Worldwide Movie Festival’s “3 Minute Masterpiece” digital movie contest and employs a mixture of cinematic methods together with stop-motion animation and compelled perspective to create what Key refers to as a “grindhouse trailer.”

A pupil at The Evergreen Faculty in Shoreline, Wa., Key created “Assault” in two days throughout a mid-term “Journey Day” program the place college students are allowed to come up with their very own two-day curriculum centered round a private passion. The teen wrote, directed, animated and did the visible results for his undertaking in January.

Carlos’ father is Forest Key, founding father of the Seattle digital actuality video processing startup Pixvana.

“The truth that a movie like this may be assembled in two days (together with late night time at house working on the results photographs) is wonderful to me as a former visible results skilled,” Key stated in an e mail to GeekWire. “In 1994 when i labored at Industrial Gentle and Magic on movies like “Star Wars,” “Mission Unattainable,” and “Males in Black,” the instruments to do the sort of work Carlos and different teenagers can now have at their disposal by their colleges, would have value actually, $1 million, and brought weeks to provide.”

A lover of movie, Carlos spends a variety of his time learning manufacturing methods and making movies for his YouTube channel. His appreciation for filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is evident, however one of his films particulars a situation which personally impacts him known as Anosmia (no sense of scent). It received first place in a pupil science undertaking competitors.

“Assault of the Killer Legos” will display screen at the SIFF Cinema Uptown on Decrease Queen Anne on Saturday at 10 a.m. Forest Key stated that his son is bummed to be lacking the showing as a result of he’s in Peru on a category journey the place he’s, in fact, capturing a documentary of the journey.

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