Characters

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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, capes, and even glasses.  The list is never-ending. Lego has made hundreds of minifigures that cover almost any character you’ll ever require.

If you can’t find a specific character, you can even have them custom made.

http://www.minifigcustoms.com/resources/templates/list/63

Storyboard

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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 be as simple or complex as you desire. Since most want to get right down to the animation, stick figures work just fine. Also, include the audio that will be in the scene. This includes dialogue, sound effects, and background. It is helpful to write out how many seconds each scene will be so that you know how long you need to animate the characters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storyboard

http://www.printablepaper.net/category/storyboard

      

Screenplay

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