Editing

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:21 am in Equipment, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Comments are closed.

editing

There is a lot of different video editing software to choose from. This is not a complete list, but gives some options to choose from.

Final cut http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/

Pinnacle Studio http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Home+Video/Studio+Family/

CyberLink PowerDirector http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector/overview_en_US.html?&r=1

Corel http://www.corel.com/corel/category.jsp?cat=cat3430073&rootCat=cat20140

FREE

Microsoft Movie Maker http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/get-movie-maker

Apple iMovie www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

Avid FreeDV http://www.avid.com/us/resources/freedv

Wax http://www.debugmode.com/wax/

Creating Brickfilm in  [read more →]

Onion skinning

at 11:19 am in Animation Terms, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Comments Off

onion-100x100

Onion skinning is a 2D computer graphics term for a technique used in creating animated cartoons and editing movies to see several frames at once. This way, the animator or editor can make decisions on how to create or change an image based on the previous image in the sequence.

In traditional cartoon animation, the individual frames of  [read more →]

Squash and Stretch

at 11:19 am in Animation Terms, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Comments are closed.

Squashstretch

Squash and stretch is another important term used in animation, but because of the nature of Lego doesn’t pertain so much to Brickfilms. The basic reason for squash and stretch is that it makes the animation look more life like. Imagine bouncing a rubber ball, the ball does not stay rigid but instead will change shape as it is impacted.

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOMN02dggY

2.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squash_and_stretch

Characters

at 11:18 am in Creating a Story, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Comments Off

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 →]