Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The lego animation book.

Make Your Own LEGO Movies!
by David Pagano and David Pickett 

October 2016, 216 pp. 
ISBN: 978-159327-741-3
Full Color, Flexibound

Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation — no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production.

Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors
Design sets for animation — make three buildings look like an entire city!
Light, frame, and capture consistent photos
Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales
Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks
Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools

Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!

For ages 10+


About the Author

David Pagano is a LEGO animator and writer and the founder of Paganomation, a NY-based production studio. His work has appeared everywhere from BrickJournal to the Wall Street Journal.

David Pickett is the LEGO filmmaker behind BRICK 101 and Nightly News at Nine. Together, they run the LEGO animation blog The Set Bump.

Lego animation has been something I have been into for a long time. I have played with stop animation over the years but never went into much research with it so my skills only grew by practice and my own imagination. I would watch others videos and think how did they do that? I couldn't figure out somethings but I just made videos that didn't need actions that I couldn't figure out.

When I heard about this book I couldn't wait to read it! While the first few chapters I found to be a bit boring but it was stuff that someone who is just starting out will find to be great information. As the book continues it goes into more details of more difficult practices. I love that they have a website that gets paired with the book and it has practice situations for you to work along with the book.

As I have worked my way through the book it has brought to light many things for me that caused a light bulb to go off and left me wondering why I didn't see it before. The book even explains how to build your own camera dollies out of Lego so you don't have to spend tons of money to get started. I have several rigs that I have collected over the years but I still love having the option of building my own.  

If you have someone in your life that loves Lego and stop animation films then this book would be great for them for the holidays.

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation.

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