Topic: The Lego Animation Book - my impression
I'm a complete beginner with stop motion, so I would like to share my opinion about a book that I acquire yesterday called "Lego Animation book" by David Pagano and David Pickett, that I think is perfect for a person on my entry level.
Nowadays with youtube and forums as Bricks in Motion is quite easy to find tutorials and information about several steps from Brick Film production.
What I found so unique about that book were the animation tips and workflows, that I never saw before (maybe because I'm a beginner, but even so very bright ideas) as:
how to capture body language with minifigs,
implementation of some animation principles that I never believed was possible with legos (as a bounce ball squash and stretch exercise all made with bricks),
working with different scales,
and so on and on...
Another example was the suggestion to use a toothpick for subtle wrist movements that make me laugh and opened my mind to be more creative with stop motion production.
For me, this book not only will help me to test the ideas presented plus opened my mind about new workflows that I can develop.
Just would like to share that with the group and hope that others could find it so helpful and inspiring as myself.
The book is on presales at Amazon but is already available at the publisher site: