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Stop-motion

SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
edited March 2011 in Photography/Video
Could we have a category for that? I would assume I'm not the only one who does that from time to time... A place to share new videos and discuss how to make them, like "Photography". I'm about to start doing stop-motion animations again, after a three-year long break, and it would be nice to have some place to discuss it.


This is my most famous film from back in the day, some of you might have seen it? I think I did quite a good job on this one, and the gestures replacing the dialogue(which I find awful in almost every LEGO-film) worked very nicely, in my opinion. It was inspired by the LEGO Star Wars video games, the technique, the film is inspired by "Raiders of the Lost Ark", my favorite film.

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  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    First, nice work, @Sapmi.

    Second, I think stop-motion could be folded in to the broader umbrella of Photography. Perhaps that necessitates a name change, but I think they fit categorically well together and don't think they'll generate enough discussion each on their own to want to further pollute the root menu.

    Thoughts?
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,714
    I would agree with that
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    I would also agree it makes sense to place under Photography.
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    Thanks rocao. Yeah, I suppose you're right, it could go under photography, in a way, they are the same thing... I guess I could put a "Stop-motion" in the title or something, to separate them within the category.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    Here's a few videos I've made :)











    I buy Lego purely to do Stop-motion with....well, that's what I keep telling myself anyways haha
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I love watching lego stop motion! I keep trying to get into it but have so little editing/filming experience and lack the tools, except legos of course. So if anyone knows of a place where they post all kinds of lego stop motion let me know
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    Bricks In Motion is probably your best bet :D
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    I'd seen the one with the train, "A Sound Effort", before. I think that's your best film. I too keep telling myself I'm buying LEGO for animation, but I do like collecting and displaying it as well.
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    When I was going to school for multimedia productions I became very interested in stop-motion and spent a lot of time making my own with LEGO.

    The first time I was contracted to do video production work was for a large paint company who wanted a safety video to show the workers. A friend of mine pitched the idea of LEGO stop-motion and they loved it. Some day I'll have to get it uploaded...

  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ I would enjoy seeing that video :)
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    Great vids, Jasen and SapmiSatan! And kor, I second brickmatic: I would love to see your work.

    I actually dabbled a bit in stop-motion films myself: I used to make clay-mation films that were "Gumbi"-esque (you get to pat yourself on the back if you know who "Gumbi" is :) I then moved on to LEGO stop-animation, but I could never make more than 2 minutes of film, as I was very young and got bored very quickly. My brother and I actually made a 20-minute video (divided into parts) called "The Bricknapper". It's pretty good, but it's definitely not up to par with the pros and was made more for our own enjoyment than anyone elses.

    The best LEGO stop-motion film I've seen is "The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told" on Youtube. That kid has some crazy media skills, not to mention a great collection of Star Wars sets. LEGO saw his work and (I think) is contracting him to make a Prequel vid, coming out in May. Man, is that kid fortunate! Besides that, the Matrix "Trinity Help" video on Youtube is probably the next best video; it's not really visually accurate, but the special effects and the timing are next-to-none.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    @SapmiSatan Thanks and yeah I agree totally. It's fun to make MOC and use the excuse of "it's for a video...." haha but I do like to build it up and show it off. I wonder if men buy Ferrari's to compensate but we buy little bricks? haha. Just a thought.... ladies.... haha

    @Kor yeah you gotta post that :D

    @PaulTr, hey! Who doesn't know Gumby, most famously dissed by Eddie Murphy on SNL :)
    The best Lego SW I've seen is:

    but I haven't watched the ones you've posted yet @PaulTR :D
    Elune
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    @Jasen That was a pretty slick video! The timing was perfect, and the animation was awesome; I always enjoy watching a well-made LEGO stop-motion film.

    As for my own work, it really isn't worth uploading: it's pretty long, isn't very good quality, and has a lot of inside jokes that only my family would know about. Still, it was fun to make, so that has to count for something :)
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    Thanks PaulTR. I'm currently working on a Music Video so I'll put that up when it's finished :D
    Lego Stop-Mo can be frustrating but when you sit back and watch the finished product there's no feeling like it :D
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    So here's that finishing feeling :)

  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    After a chat with fellow animators we decided to make dodgy animations and the above movie is the result. :)
  • legotheterriblelegotheterrible Member Posts: 6
    I have 3 videos posted on youtube, here is my recent one posted 3 days ago.
  • legotheterriblelegotheterrible Member Posts: 6
    Okay, here are some real raw videos using Lego minifigures w/ Christmas theme involve. Using movie maker is not easy. I realized if I had final cut it could probably be better. Still, I need more practice. Thanks for watching!
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    Hmm. I don't think I actually made anything back when I started this thread a few years back, as I apparently said I would. Last week, however, I finally made a new stop-motion short. It felt very good utilising some of my LotR sets. When I was a kid, I had huge ambitions for my films, but not really the equipment or the amount of LEGO to realize them, but now! Well, it may not be perfect, but it's quite a step up: [url] [/url]
    vitreolum
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,267
    ^ Haha. The Slave Lego"leia"las ? was a funny addition. Rest looked pretty good. A little bit of flux in the lighting but the action was pretty good.
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 106
    Thanks! Glad you liked it. There was some natural light coming in from the window causing the light problems. We should probably build a better "studio" next time.
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    LEGO Green Arrow is my latest feature. Thanks for looking!

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    My most recent brickfilm-
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    This is not my work, but it was made for my blog so I love it very much. A review of the play features of #76020 by Chris Salt (and Groot)

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  • KazJYKazJY Member Posts: 67
    Great stuff guys!! What camera / software are you using?
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    Please check the animation at the end of my review of #60017 Do you like it?
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=6T5xTxFZLKo

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