With the release of The LEGO movie and the new Batman LEGO movie, LEGO lovers everywhere are wanting to try their hand at LEGO Animation. What is more fun than creating things with tiny blocks, in an array of colors and sizes? People have been able to build some amazing things with LEGOs, but turning them into an action packed film, is the icing on the cake.
But how do you go about tackling a feat like that? Well, with the help of the LEGO Animation book, you will get a great start. This book by David Pagano, and David Pickett, will help you make your own LEGO movies!
This book is incredibly detailed and takes you step by step through the animation process. Broken down into 9 chapters, you will start with the basics, which will tell you exactly what you need to get started, so you can gather your movie making supplies. Hint: It's all stuff you likely already have lying around the house!
You will be guided through the steps on setting up your background; setting up your camera, and given tips on creating your very first animation. After going through the basics, you will go on to learning about animation principles; how to work in different scales; cinematography and production, and post-production. They even show you how to go through the creative brainstorming process!
In addition, there are building guides within the book, to help you create characters. Like this giant LEGO puppet! How cool is he? There is even a page that tells you exactly how many of each block you will need, so no having to buy new sets. Just dig through your existing sets!
My 9-year-old son, loves LEGOs, as I am sure most kids his age do. However, he is quite fond of the LEGO tank videos on YouTube ( a HUGE military fan!) Well, he recently received a tank kit and I think he would really enjoy making his own tank video. Now we have the tools to do it! This book really is a great gift for any LEGO lover. I can't wait to sit down with my son, and help him make his first LEGO Animation video!
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