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May 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm #412797
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I love making stop motion movies, and I like it even better with legos. but I always get stuck on one thing: the story.
I’m creative as heck, don’t get me wrong, but I’ll come up with story ideas and 2 minutes later they’ll have a big REJECTED on them. It would be great to get advice from the more experienced animators. I want to be animating right now, but i don’t have a story. Thanks to whoever comments.

P.S. I already checked the tutorial on the site. Thanks! :wink

May 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm #412798
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Try to get inspiration from somewhere. Watch movies, read books and free your imagination :)

May 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm #412800
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Yeah, basing it off of something may seem like copying, but it helps even if you use 2 seconds of “copying”

May 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm #412802
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Listen to Superbanzai, he know what he is talking about :)

May 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm #412803
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I do.

May 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm #412804
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Legofan 99, go to here.


May 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm #412805
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It works, finally :)

May 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm #412807
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I know right? I thought this site was messed up. But it’s not! :P

September 8, 2012 at 11:36 am #417147
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Check out the whole range of videos here and you may be able to produce one on your own.

October 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm #419320
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Joseph Propati

One thing you have to think about is which type of legos you have… If you’ve collected Star Wars, Harry Potter, LoTR, or just plain legos then this will put you in the direction of which type of video you want to make. I love Zombie and Action movies so these will be a big part of the videos I will create. You can also get inspiration from YouTube videos… Take a look at some funny short videos and try to copy them in Lego, you could make them just as funny with lego people. Try to start small and redu part of movie you love; I’m also a big fan of Monty Python movies and would love to do some outtakes of the Holy Grail. Above all, start small so you don’t get overwhelmed. It is easy to have this huge project in mind and then get bogged down with the cost of legos, the amount of time it will take to product each photo or video and then you end up stopping before it ever gets finished!
Remember, you can’t elephant in one bite, it takes many, many small bites but it can be done! Just my two cents.

October 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm #419324
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Wew.. You just said that is all in my mind Joseph. Why don’t try something new? Like a story of your life film or story of others..

October 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm #419538
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Have you finished one movie now? Maybe I can help with little script writing, but in imaginative Lego creation, I’m still poor on it.

October 24, 2012 at 2:44 am #419625
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Bric a brac

try keeping a notepad or something to write on your ideas… like maybe you thought of one scene that you may not need at the very moment… and then the next day you get a super idea that you could use for it,

read short stories, watch youtube short films, or TELL YOUR FRIENDS your draft story so you can get suggestions

October 25, 2012 at 7:47 am #419672
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One does not create a story right away. You must get something to look up or I should say an inspiration for you to create a better one. I suggest that you should create one base on your field of expertise and then again, the best story ever created! :D

April 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm #421923
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You don’t have to start out big, maybe even a small action or gag would work. It helps warm up the brain, and usually more ideas follow soon, some may even surprise you :D

Or you can play around with the bricks for a while, building small sets or models until an idea comes up. Surround yourself with bricks! If creating something from scratch is really frustrating, try using existing themes first, then deviating from that.

But when nothing else works…force yourself to create something out of ridiculous things. I usually ask a friend to randomly give 5 words that don’t connect at all, and I’ll make a story out of that. It works all the time!

Good luck finding your muse! :D

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