How to Make a LEGO Animation (Brickfilm)

How to Make a LEGO Animation (Brickfilm)


Hi, I’m Bob, and I’m Jett. and today, were going to show you how to make a brickfilm. Step one what one earth is a brickfilm? Well brickfilming is the art of taking a picture of a LEGO minifigure than moving it slightly and taking another picture and repeating this process many times then when you play it back one picture
after the other it looks like a movie don’t move the minifig too much for each picture because it will result in choppy movement the frame rate of any animation is how many pictures are in one second
of the animation the higher the frame rate, the better it
looks Step two, making your set Well obviously you need a minifigure, but you
also need a LEGO base plate. Without a baseplate, the minifigs have no pegs to stand on so they often fall over and it’s hard to keep track of where they were in the previous picture so make sure the baseplate is securely fastened to the desk with sticky tape, to ensure that it doesn’t move while
filming. Step three, camera equipment: Any camera that takes
still pictures should be fine, but for best results, use these DSLR
cameras, and have it securely fastened to a tripod why is the camera so shaky even the
slightest movement by pressing the shutter button could move the camera quite
a bit so to make sure you have no camera shake, use a remote to take pictures Step four: Lighting light flicker is one of the worst things
to have in animation it is caused by the sun having
interferences between shots such as clouds are off the sun, may move over the sun in the next shot causing a darker image so stop this just use some ordinary desk
lamps block out the sunlight use one as a main light and the other to fill in the shadows “ah it’s even worse!” also make sure the stick some baking paper over the lamps so there’s not too much reflection off of the LEGO ahh that’s better wait, you were worried about relecti-
so give your minifigs lot’s of props, like a nice cup of of coffee or even a light saber, also give them a nice set, and lots of LEGO buddies and no LEGO film would be complete, without a giant monster to wreak havoc aaaaaaahhhhhh but most importantly have fun you’ll get better with every film you make thanks for watching i make other
animations too so click on them if you want and those magnetic balls you saw in the video,
they’re called Zen Magnets, link to buy them in the description and I make videos with them too, so click away wait, so you’re telling me that I’m just a puppet to help you get publicity on the internet wow, well that’s news to me, huh

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  1. I have a question…. Some custom lego figures made by McFarlane toys and the have one stud but they also have some additional space to you can stick them on brick plates… What do I do?

  2. these videos go from simple to fucking crazy in a second " first step is! get a mini figure! second step is! get a DSLR13412 700 MAC/WINDOWS 99901283012 EDITION:PREMIUM for the low price of 7,000$

  3. Nice video. And how true! BTW, when you have a spare moment, please check out my animations. Maybe you can offer me a tip. Anyway, cool!

  4. Great Video But do you want to learn how to make one for free on your iPhone!?
    If so Click on the LEGOs in the top left!

  5. Hi Jett! I am thinking about doing this for an enrichment activity for my 7th and 8th grade students. They have Chromebooks, any advice? Obviously, they will start with some simple concepts then continue. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
    Great video!!

  6. Would this same tutorial work for a Transformers stop motion video? I'm intrested in remaking the itroduction of the DJD from tne comics with the figures.

  7. My setup:
    stop motion app on a ipad
    two weights (2.5kg) to hold the ipad
    1 base plate
    no fancy camera or remote
    random lego pieces
    lots of black bricks
    no background(just my cupboard door)
    editing in imovie

    10/10 setup would recommend

  8. I hope those help because I have to make that rumored movie:ninjago into the ninjaverse meanwhile I will make a fan trailer

  9. There’s got to be an easier way then this. It seems so impractical to take multiple pictures just for 1 second when your trying to make 5 to 10 minute video.

  10. Can you tell me how to do animation? I want to do islamic cartoonish vedios for kids in my language?

  11. Hi I have started a brick film YouTube channel and I have made a couple but in a year they will be longer and better so please subscribe

  12. I have a question you might be able to answer. I created a brick film about a video game using LEGO bricks. how do I
    protect my work without getting in trouble from both LEGO and the video
    game producers

  13. I have a question you might be able to answer. I created a brick film about a video game using LEGO bricks. how do I
    protect my work without getting in trouble from both LEGO and the video
    game producers

  14. I have a question you might be able to answer. I created a brick film about a video game using LEGO bricks. how do I
    protect my work without getting in trouble from both LEGO and the video
    game producers

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