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Characters

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:18 am in Creating a Story, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Leave a Comment »

storyboard

The basis of a good story is centered on good characters, and just because Lego minifigures are plastic doesn’t mean that their personality has to be plastic.  As Lego has progressed, so have the characters.   You are only limited by your imagination in terms of creating memorable Brickfilm movie characters – so be bold!

Lego minifigures were first released in 1978 but were much different than they are today. Since then, Lego has added faces, accessories, facial hair, clothes, hair, hats, helmets,  [read more →]

Storyboard

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storyboard

Though storyboards are beneficial in animation, many do not use them as often for Brickfilms. Brickfilms are shorter, and therefore do not take as much planning. Also, the person who creates the script/story is, more often than not, the one capturing the images. Still, storyboarding can be helpful for planning how to set up your scene as well as set up desired camera angles.

Storyboards can  [read more →]

Screenplay

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Screenplay

If you just do an Internet search and you will see that there are more than enough references on how to write a script. Instead of going over the same information, it is more important to know how script writing will help your Brickfilm.

The best reason for writing a script is for practice. Most Brickfilm makers have high aspirations, and by taking the process seriously,  [read more →]

Treatment

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Treatment

When creating your Brickfilm, treat it as if you would writing a treatment for any other idea you have for a movie. With Brickfilms gaining in popularity, there are more and more people making them. You can set your project aside with having a well polished story and that is why starting out with a written treatment is such a good idea.

After you come up  [read more →]

Exposure Sheet

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Exposure-sheet

An exposure sheet is essentially a spreadsheet to give instructions to the camera operator on how the animation should be shot. Traditionally there are five columns with each cell being used for a different portion of the animation process. For example, there are sections for sounds and camera moves. The horizontal lines represent single frames

With the nature of Brickfilms, exposure sheets are not widely used.  [read more →]