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Jonathan Schlaepfer
Also known as
  • Schlaeps
  • Schlaepfer Films
Years active
2004 - 2009
Role(s)
  • Website admin
  • Brickfilmer
Nationality US flag American
Notable works
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Jonathan Schlaepfer is an American brickfilmer. He is known for founding the website Bricks in Motion in 2008.

Founding of Bricks in Motion Edit

Main article: Bricks in Motion

Schlaepfer served as a programmer for Brickfilms.com and was also a co-creator of the Brickfilms Podcast. Upon Joshua Leasure's sale of Brickfilms.com in 2007, Schlaepfer became the chief admin of the site, while the new owners initially played a hidden role. In 2008, amid controversy within the community surrounding site changes and uncertainty and suspicion over the intentions of the new owners, Schlaepfer began development of a new brickfilming community website. The discovery of this led to his dismissal as admin of Brickfilms.com, with no explanation given to the community. He launched his new site soon afterwards, under the temporary name I ♥ Brickfilming, and the community began to migrate to it.[1]

The site was planned to be renamed to Brickfilmers.com but, following a Cease and Desist letter over the use of the term "brickfilm" in a website name, the name was changed to Bricks in Motion, reviving a name previously used for the personal site of Thomas Foote. Schlaepfer launched the finished version of the site, co-developed with Grant "LegosJedi" Butler, at the end of 2008. Bricks in Motion replaced Brickfilms.com as the main gathering place of the English-speaking brickfilm community. In early 2009, feeling he no longer had time to run the site, Schlaepfer passed control of the site to Philip Heinrich. He continued to provide hosting for the site until 2014.

Filmography Edit

Year Title Notes
2004 Motorcycle Race[2]
2004 The Birds Trailer
2004 Just a Political Brickfilm
2004 The Twelfth Labor of Hercules
2005 The Odyssey: Books 21 and 22
2005 TV
2005 "Untitled"

References Edit

  1. Brickfilms Chronicle
  2. Filmography archive