Nope, this isn’t testing out how Raggedy Ann and Andy move. This is real. This is legit. Camera movement for stop motion. Take a look. Do you have the pieces to build this camera rig yourself? Does this give you ideas for making your own camera movement rig? Do you see a way to improve upon the design for moving the camera further?
Join the conversation in this week’s highlighted topic.
Need some voice actors? Trying to find that voice that fits a certain villain/hero? All your characters sound like the same person, because they’re all voiced by YOU?
Come on over to The Brickfilm Casting Agency! We’ve got all types, some are quicker at response than others, and there’s a few restrictions for some, but there’s enough variety to fill your whole cast.
Please remember to be respectful of other’s time, and they will do their best to help you out, they are volunteering after all. Read through the list of available voice actors and see who might be able to help you out.
Do you find yourself asking questions that start with…
“How do I…?”
“Should I buy…?”
“Is that a good…?”
“Where can I find…?”
If you do, and you’re looking at investing in a DSLR camera and/or lenses for a DSLR, then you might want to visit this topic. Our own SlothPaladin has assembled this topic as a resource for viewing and understanding the results of a handful of commonly used lenses for Nikon cameras with respect to stop-motion animation.
As a DSLR (and lenses for DSLRs) are expensive, it is wise to research before making a purchase, and most information you can find online regarding these cameras is related to general photography, rather than stop-motion photography. This topic/guide is a bit more specific to the “focus” of stop-motion animation.
PS: No Highlighted Topic next week in lieu of a forthcoming special announcement!
BricksinMotion.com has grown. This expansion continues, and sometimes the things we enjoyed so much about our dear communal endeavor to fill the world with brickfilms can fade into distant memory.
To breathe new life into our forgotten subjects, topics, and comments comes a new weekly series…
The Highlighted Topic.
Kicking things off we'll start with the once reborn Animation Challenge topic in the forums under "General Film Discussion".
This topic presents a fun and simple challenge to animate some unique activity. Imagination and creativity are always welcome! Use it as an opportunity to expand your skill set as an animator. Challenge yourself and others, each winner passes the torch to the next challenger who selects the next subject and deadline. Simple, short, and fun. Explore the topic’s past winners to get a feel of how to compete, read the directions to know how to compete, and challenge yourself.
This animation is a favorite example of a winning submission.
PS: Can you find the chicken in the topic?
Whether you are just getting started or have been involved in the hobby for quite some time, this is a helpful guidebook that covers the process of making a film from start to finish. I was particularly impressed by the artful layouts and heavy use of visual aids and illustration throughout; this book has been years in the making, and the talent and hard work put into it is evident in every page.
If you're looking for a solid introduction to any aspect of how to make a LEGO animation (whether it's a very basic beginner film or something more advanced), I think this book will prove to be an invaluable resource and an enjoyable read.
We've concluded the judging process for our summer Sight & Sound animation contest! Many thanks to all of the entrants, the judges, my contest co-runner Nathan Wells, and our contest sponsors:
Without the generosity of companies like Dragonframe and Brickstuff, having great prizes for these contests wouldn't be possible. Both of them make excellent products that have a lot of use for brickfilming, and I encourage you to give them a look.
Congratulations to our prize winners as well as all animators who completed entries!
The theme of BricksInMotion.com’s 2016 contest is Sight & Sound.
Eager to learn more? Check out the forum post for complete details on this contest!