Stop motion animation is fun to do, but takes a long time to complete. If you don’t have an application like Dragonframe, you don’t even know what the final project will look like until you hit post production. No Starch Press wants to help budding animators out with its new book, The LEGO Animation Book.

Expert brickfilmers David Pagano and David Pickett share their insight from over twenty years behind the camera and introduce readers to the basics of animation before walking them through the creative process step-by-step.

Readers learn how to:

  • Use animation principles like exaggeration, timing and spacing, and overlapping action
  • Convey action and emotion with plastic characters
  • Add detail and scope to films by building in different scales
  • Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
  • Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks
  • Light, frame, and capture consistent photos

The LEGO Animation Book is set to arrive in October with a SRP of $19.95.

via No Starch Press

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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