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!
After deliberation and public polling, the winners of the Bricks in Motion Awards for films released in 2015 have been announced.
Visit the announcement thread to see the results and discuss!
Bricks in Motion is proud to present the nominees for the 2015 Bricks in Motion Awards! This is an annual awards event that recognizes and celebrates excellence in brickfilming in a wide variety of categories and disciplines.
Our panel of judges have sorted through a year’s worth of films and voted on them in 11 individual categories until a final list of 5 nominees was agreed upon for each category. Very soon, we will be sending out the final ballots, and once those votes are tallied and winners chosen, they will be announced via a live awards show in the Bricks in Motion IRC Chat (more details on that later).
Results for the 13th Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest have been announced! Thank you to the judges, entrants, and Nathan Wells for making this contest possible. Thank you also to our contest sponsor, Brickstuff:
After a busy 24 hours, we've got more than 60 entries to the 13th Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest! While we wait for the judges to complete the selection process for contest winners, there are plenty of entries to keep you entertained in the meantime! Check out the entries via the releases forum, or visit this official playlist for the entries uploaded to YouTube. Thank you to Brickstuff for sponsoring the competition!
The final Brickfilm of the Week is (fittingly) The End by Graeme Allen.
The End is a 2006 brickfilm by Graeme Allen. It follows the story of two guys who are waiting around after the end of the world.