Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation—no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
–Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
–Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors
–Design sets for animation—make three buildings look like an entire city!
–Light, frame, and capture consistent photos
–Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales
–Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks
–Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools
Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!
For ages 10+
About the Author
David Pagano is a LEGO animator and writer and the founder of Paganomation, a NY-based production studio. His work has appeared everywhere from BrickJournal to the Wall Street Journal.
David Pickett is the LEGO filmmaker behind BRICK 101 and Nightly News at Nine. Together, they run the LEGO animation blog The Set Bump.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: Animation the Minifigure
Chapter 3: Animation Principles
Chapter 4: Building for Brickfilms
Chapter 5: Working in Different Scales
Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade
Chapter 7: The Creative Process
Chapter 8: Cinematography and Production
Chapter 9: Post-Production