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The 1st was getting a little long. So I made a new one!
-LB Senior
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| June 6, 2012, 12:10 am
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Quoting Bluethorns (John Henry)
Does anyone have any tips on for lego stop motions? I want to get better


Sure! First of all, I would go with a few simple tests such as a minifigure head turning, hand motions, and walking. Make sure that your photos are in focus. Also, using a tripod is very important in having smooth animations. Lighting is also an essential part in Brickflim; try to keep your light constant so that you won't have any of those annoying flicker in your video. I have kept it quite general, so if you have further questions, feel free to ask. BTW, next time, I would appreciate it if you write under the "Advice" thread. Thanks!
-LB Senior

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| June 8, 2012, 8:12 pm
Quoting Bluethorns (John Henry)
Thank You! I'll do that next time. Just made some tests that are probably better then the others I made but the light isn't that great.
For the lighting you want to use table lamps or whatever you have, and turn off your main light (In the ceiling) and close any windows or natural light sources, blocking out the light. a bit Vampirish, but it works to keep light flicker away. :D
God Bless ~ David.
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| June 15, 2012, 7:42 pm
...HI!
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| June 18, 2012, 8:58 pm
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Quoting SiD STELLARNESS
...HI!

Welcome!
-LB Senior
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| June 22, 2012, 12:40 am
Hey Guys, I found a really good program.
http://www.jellycam.co.uk/v3_0/workinprogress.html
although, I would suggest using Windows Movie Maker so that the sound will be in sinc.
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| June 23, 2012, 1:21 pm
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Quoting You-Know-Who (A.K.A. Darth Raiden)
Hey Guys, I found a really good program.
http://www.jellycam.co.uk/v3_0/workinprogress.html
although, I would suggest using Windows Movie Maker so that the sound will be in sinc.


Thanks for sharing. I will see if I can look into it.
-LB Senior
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| June 23, 2012, 1:23 pm
so i'm in the process of making a lego 9-11 stop motion and i was wondering what method to go about doing it? should i include micro scale scenes or try to go LARGE ? should i have one character or several? should i include news broadcasters? thanx
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| July 3, 2012, 6:33 pm
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Quoting SiD STELLARNESS
so i'm in the process of making a lego 9-11 stop motion and i was wondering what method to go about doing it? should i include micro scale scenes or try to go LARGE ? should i have one character or several? should i include news broadcasters? thanx


What a project! You are the animator, so you get to decide what to put in your film. I suppose that's why Brickfilms are so fun to make. Since you asked, here are some of my thoughts. First of all, I would definitely build some sets that would allow you to film in minifigure-scale. An example would be a short footage of the office rooms inside the Twin Towers, or a street view. If you would like, you could also build a separate micro-scale model in order to film an overview of the Towers from "the air," and stitch both together. But it really depends on the amount of bricks you have. I'm just throwing out some ideas. If I were you, I would film from a perspective of one person on the ground looking upward. If you want to go at a more documentary feel, I would suggest you exclude main characters. As for news broadcast, go for it!

As a side suggestion, I would advise you to do some research on the event. Not only does it help in getting a feel of the events of that day before you start filming, I find it to be a good learning experience to research your subject.

Good luck! I would love to see it when you finish. An update of your progress every now and then would be cool too.

-LB Senior
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| July 3, 2012, 7:42 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

What a project! You are the animator, so you get to decide what to put in your film. I suppose that's why Brickfilms are so fun to make. Since you asked, here are some of my thoughts. First of all, I would definitely build some sets that would allow you to film in minifigure-scale. An example would be a short footage of the office rooms inside the Twin Towers, or a street view. If you would like, you could also build a separate micro-scale model in order to film an overview of the Towers from "the air," and stitch both together. But it really depends on the amount of bricks you have. I'm just throwing out some ideas. If I were you, I would film from a perspective of one person on the ground looking upward. If you want to go at a more documentary feel, I would suggest you exclude main characters. As for news broadcast, go for it!

As a side suggestion, I would advise you to do some research on the event. Not only does it help in getting a feel of the events of that day before you start filming, I find it to be a good learning experience to research your subject.

Good luck! I would love to see it when you finish. An update of your progress every now and then would be cool too.

-LB Senior


Thanks for the feedback! i think i like the micro-idea integrated w/ the minifig scale. i was originally thinking about going from inside the towers to outside with two characters.... but i think that might be too complicated to follow... and as for the research---- i wouldnt DARE try to do this without having it accurate, that would just defeat the purpose ;)--- i think the person on the ground idea would be interesting, with the firetrucks and everything.....and yes i'l try and keep everybody updated. i already got the micro towers--- i'l post them in a bit

P.S.--- should i add commentary????? or just have it entireley instrumental and sound effects?
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| July 4, 2012, 12:33 pm
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Quoting SiD STELLARNESS
should i add commentary????? or just have it entireley instrumental and sound effects?


Sorry for the late reply. Commentary would be a lot harder. It would require a good acting voice and sufficient program and microphone. I've never done it before, so I wouldn't really know. Just my opinion.
-LB Senior
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| July 9, 2012, 11:58 pm
Hi guys i am the new member of the club but I realized I dont have youtube account. I think there is no way to upload videos without youtube account. Well, I think I should um leave... Sorry but if there is a way then I wont.
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| July 16, 2012, 4:34 am
Quoting Joonmin Kweon
Hi guys i am the new member of the club but I realized I dont have youtube account. I think there is no way to upload videos without youtube account. Well, I think I should um leave... Sorry but if there is a way then I wont.

Or you could just make a youtube account, it seems like the sensible thing to do if you want to share your vids.
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| July 16, 2012, 9:48 am
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Quoting Joonmin Kweon
Hi guys i am the new member of the club but I realized I dont have youtube account. I think there is no way to upload videos without youtube account. Well, I think I should um leave... Sorry but if there is a way then I wont.


Having a youtube account is not required in joining this group. But it is the only way in which to add videos. Feel free to stay even if you don't want to make a youtube account.
-LB Senior
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| July 16, 2012, 10:48 am
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You guys should take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jde4qHbCtSg&feature=context-vrec Apparently, this was the first Brickflim that started LEGO Stop-motion animations. It was filmed around 1985 to 1989.
-LB Senior
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| August 8, 2012, 12:53 pm
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Quoting Bluethorns (John Henry)
Quoting Lego Builders
You guys should take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jde4qHbCtSg&feature=context-vrec Apparently, this was the first Brickflim that started LEGO Stop-motion animations. It was filmed around 1985 to 1989.
-LB Senior
that was cool but really weird


Haha, that is a strange reaction. But I would agree, it was rather weird; especially the shoe part! My favorite part would be where they pan out and show the animator and the studio.
-LB Senior
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| August 8, 2012, 1:15 pm
Thanks for the invite! :) I will add some stuff soon!
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| August 8, 2012, 6:20 pm
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Quoting Gabor Horvath
Thanks for the invite! :) I will add some stuff soon!


Welcome!
-LB Senior
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| August 8, 2012, 6:36 pm
My first stop-motion animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFOhG8dhcfE&list=FL-i-Qt1QONDPOCjDlMcMGFQ&feature=mh_lolz


It's not the best, but it turned out fairly well. I'd like some feed back too, please.
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| August 20, 2012, 11:16 am
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Quoting Justin M
My first stop-motion animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFOhG8dhcfE&list=FL-i-Qt1QONDPOCjDlMcMGFQ&feature=mh_lolz


It's not the best, but it turned out fairly well. I'd like some feed back too, please.


Not bad Justin! It's great to see an animation from you. I liked how you switched between sound effects for portrayal of different scenes. It was a bit choppy for me. Use a tripod and try to take more photos and move your objects bit by bit. It takes some time to master smoothness. Keep at it, and you will become better and better.

Do you plan on making it into an MOC?
-LB Senior

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| August 20, 2012, 7:26 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

Not bad Justin! It's great to see an animation from you. I liked how you switched between sound effects for portrayal of different scenes. It was a bit choppy for me. Use a tripod and try to take more photos and move your objects bit by bit. It takes some time to master smoothness. Keep at it, and you will become better and better.

Do you plan on making it into an MOC?
-LB Senior


Thank you, LB Senior! I agree with you about the video being a bit choppy, this was more just for fun with a friend so I wasn't trying to make it extremely high quality. I actually did use a tri-pod. Read my reply above and you'll find out why it wasn't the best. ^ ;) I do believe I'm not making this into a MOC. Once again, thanks for the advice and tips! ~Justin
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| August 21, 2012, 6:35 pm
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Quoting Justin M

Thank you, LB Senior! I agree with you about the video being a bit choppy, this was more just for fun with a friend so I wasn't trying to make it extremely high quality. I actually did use a tri-pod. Read my reply above and you'll find out why it wasn't the best. ^ ;) I do believe I'm not making this into a MOC. Once again, thanks for the advice and tips! ~Justin


Sure thing!
-LB Senior

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| August 21, 2012, 9:42 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

Sure thing!
-LB Senior


Thanks:)
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| September 14, 2012, 11:05 am
Great group guys, thanks for creating! I've seen some cool stuff on here today, looking forward to some more great animations :)
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| December 11, 2012, 11:25 pm
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Quoting Parker Young
Great group guys, thanks for creating! I've seen some cool stuff on here today, looking forward to some more great animations :)


Welcome to the group! Feel free to add your stuff to the group pool.
-LB Senior
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| December 11, 2012, 11:52 pm
Finally, A new brickfilm from meh! http://www.youtube.com/embed/TiKJChoK4wI
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| December 16, 2012, 8:39 pm
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Quoting David .
Finally, A new brickfilm from meh! http://www.youtube.com/embed/TiKJChoK4wI


Nice! Other than it being a little choppy, it looks great to me. Keep it up!
-LB Senior
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| December 17, 2012, 11:14 am

Hehe, I just watched a bunch of your videos. Some great humor and decent animation! I particularly like "Hey There!"
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| January 2, 2013, 1:02 am
Hello fellow animators, here's a new video I made for New Years! Let me know what you think! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw8P1dBzDBI
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| January 2, 2013, 1:21 pm
Quoting Connor Hoffman
Hello fellow animators, here's a new video I made for New Years! Let me know what you think! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw8P1dBzDBI

Haha pretty funny!
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| January 2, 2013, 1:31 pm
Quoting Ian Spacek
Hehe, I just watched a bunch of your videos. Some great humor and decent animation! I particularly like "Hey There!"

Thanks Ian! It is one of my betters, though I wish I had the set stuck down more securely. D:
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| January 2, 2013, 1:34 pm
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Welcome, new members, to the group!
-LB Senior
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| April 22, 2013, 1:06 pm
Hi guys, I'm thinking of spending some serious time on a brickfilm over the summer and submitting to some festivals. Unfortunately, while the frames would likely be 6000 by 4000 pixels I'd have to export the film at HD resolution, which is about a third of that. While this is fine for televisions and computers, the extra resolution would go a long way for a movie screen. Does anyone know if it's possible to create a film without reducing image size?
Cheers,
L.C.V.
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| May 28, 2013, 8:17 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hi guys, I'm thinking of spending some serious time on a brickfilm over the summer and submitting to some festivals. Unfortunately, while the frames would likely be 6000 by 4000 pixels I'd have to export the film at HD resolution, which is about a third of that. While this is fine for televisions and computers, the extra resolution would go a long way for a movie screen. Does anyone know if it's possible to create a film without reducing image size?
Cheers,
L.C.V.


Sorry, unfortunately, I don't know. I never saw my films going beyond on Youtube. What kind of film are you planning? Sounds like quite the project!
-LB Senior

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| May 28, 2013, 11:01 pm
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Congrats to Dylan Something for being the 100th member!
-LB Senior
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| October 14, 2013, 3:08 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Congrats to Dylan Something for being the 100th member!
-LB Senior

Cool! That means I was 99!
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| October 14, 2013, 3:42 pm
I have just completed my third brickfilm! I made up a random character whose name is Travis Esconte and that is the name of the film. The video kind of introduces him. Also someone subscribed to me on YouTube!
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| October 14, 2013, 8:08 pm
I just finished my third brickfilm! It's only half a minute, again...but it's SO epic!
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| November 4, 2013, 5:41 pm
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