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Brickfilming
« on: January 08, 2014, 06:20:47 pm »
If you do brickfilms yourself, or just enjoy watching them please leave your thoughts! What do you enjoy most about the process of making them or do you have any tips for beginners? On the other hand, what makes a brickfilm enjoyable for you, and which genres do you enjoy? I do brickfilms myself, and I would say I was just coming out of amateur stage. I use iMovie for my videos, which only goes up to ten frames a second, but it isn't a bad speed, and if you're not going to make a really long professional film it works just fine. Plus you can focus more on other things when you don't have to take twice as much pictures. To the beginner ten frames per second would be an admirable starting point so don't let that fact stop you if you are considering! I enjoy comedy lego movies, but my favorites are the ones that act serious and dramatic over little things. Also don't try to hard to write comedy when you start out, (although this is generally what you will find in Lego stopmotion.) Just seeing Lego people do the stuff we do is funny all by itself so just pick a lighthearted subject and maybe add some slapstick. As you get better writing comedy might be more natural, but it's a big turn off one a movie that could have been fine is fool of cheesy jokes. (If you do have talent for it, don't let me stop you though!) A good place to start with comedy is dry humor. If you want to make a serious movie, just don't over do it. If you add guns through out the whole thing, or lots of whoosh and blam sound effects, the idea will come across that it's purely an entertainment and the audience will see it as more lighthearted or funny. Maybe add a slow undertone, or make the lighting a little darker. Imovie has an effect where there is a vignette theme, (the edges are dark.) Also, try to make your script, (if you have one,) sound like real people talk. Don't worry about making it cheesy too much, if they say it in real action movies say it here and audiences will get the idea of the genre. Play slow a bit till the battle, (or whatever your type of climax is,) and then bring out the good stuff. Just remember, and this goes for any movie, don't make everything too flashy or exaggerated, or the idea will come across that you're using this as a cover up. Take advantage of the effects you have, but they should complement the movie. If you have any questions I might be able to help you, or you can search the web. If you wan to get into it stopmotion is a great hobby, it helps with your attention span, your patience (duh), and your skills with making interesting stories. (P.S. I cannot stress enough how much a good and detailed back ground can help with your movie. I know you might want to jump right in but taking the right time to prepare your set will give people some respect for your film no matter how bad the movement is. Every one likes a lego creation, well almost.) If you get discouraged, just remember that every one has a starting point :).Thanks for reading!
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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 07:18:55 pm »
Wow!  Really well written!


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 07:34:07 pm »
Nice topic! I might get a camera for Christmas from my Grandparents, they were out of town on Christmas, so I might do some Brickfilming, :)

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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 07:36:34 pm »
Nice topic! I might get a camera for Christmas from my Grandparents, they were out of town on Christmas, so I might do some Brickfilming, :)

Brickfilming is fun! :D
If you do make some, upload them here :)


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 07:38:37 pm »
Nice topic! I might get a camera for Christmas from my Grandparents, they were out of town on Christmas, so I might do some Brickfilming, :)

Brickfilming is fun! :D
If you do make some, upload them here :)
How do you do that?

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:40:05 pm »
In the top menu there is a button called 'Gallery'.  You can upload them there, or you can attach them to a post :)


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 07:46:06 pm »
In the top menu there is a button called 'Gallery'.  You can upload them there, or you can attach them to a post :)
Is this the menu with Profile and Search buttons? Because I don't see it. Could you give me a direct link?

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 07:49:06 pm »
In the top menu there is a button called 'Gallery'.  You can upload them there, or you can attach them to a post :)
Is this the menu with Profile and Search buttons? Because I don't see it. Could you give me a direct link?

Here you go :)
http://starbricks.createa.../index.php?action=gallery


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 07:52:46 pm »
In the top menu there is a button called 'Gallery'.  You can upload them there, or you can attach them to a post :)
Is this the menu with Profile and Search buttons? Because I don't see it. Could you give me a direct link?

Here you go :)
http://starbricks.createa.../index.php?action=gallery

It said An Error has Occurred, you are not allowed to view the gallery.  ??? I think you must have it so only a certain rank and above can access it or something.

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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 07:54:03 pm »
In the top menu there is a button called 'Gallery'.  You can upload them there, or you can attach them to a post :)
Is this the menu with Profile and Search buttons? Because I don't see it. Could you give me a direct link?

Here you go :)
http://starbricks.createa.../index.php?action=gallery

It said An Error has Occurred, you are not allowed to view the gallery.  ??? I think you must have it so only a certain rank and above can access it or something.
Just a second.....


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 08:05:21 pm »
I made a LEGO stop motion once.  It was 2 minutes long and took dozens of hours to put together using Move Maker (it was very frustrating).  It's on youtube.  If anyone is interested I could post a link.

Making it gave me a great deal of admiration to other LEGO filmers.  It's very tough especially if just one person is directing the whole thing.

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 08:08:51 pm »
Do!
If you still have the file on your computer, please upload it!


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 08:17:37 pm »
Do!
If you still have the file on your computer, please upload it!

It's only on youtube.  The original file has been missing for years...

This is my first stop-motion.  (And very well can be my last :-\)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qRCmXROKLg


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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 08:28:58 pm »
Do!
If you still have the file on your computer, please upload it!

It's only on youtube.  The original file has been missing for years...

This is my first stop-motion.  (And very well can be my last :-\)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qRCmXROKLg



Awesome video!  You really should do more!


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Re: Brickfilming
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 08:46:37 pm »
Awesomee stop motion! I think that was well worth the effort making it for you.  ;)