Exposure Sheet

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:09 am in Creating a Story, Tutorial by Logan-Moeller · Comments are closed.

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 →]

Basic tutorial

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Basictutorial

1. Pick a sturdy surface that I in a room where there are no lights. If there are windows, cover them. Set up your Lego scene and move the lights to light the scene.

2. Get your camera and set it up where you want it. Take the pictures as move your characters around.

3. Import all your pictures into an editing program. Put them in order  [read more →]

Set Ups

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Set-ups

Now that you know have your story ready, it is time to set up your scene. The main goal when setting up your scene is that you have control over everything. First, pick a room that has the least amount of windows. If there are windows, cover them. There are many ways to do this, and two cheap ideas are cardboard or dark fabric.

When setting  [read more →]

Ways to capture

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Ways-to-capture

Digital Remote Still Capture

Frame Grabber Software

Manual Picture Taking

Not long ago, animators didn’t have the luxury of immediately seeing the images they were capturing. Now there are many different methods for connecting to your computer. That way you are able to immediately see your pictures.

Though it is useful, it is not completely necessary to connect your camera to a computer to see your images as you  [read more →]