Stop Motion

Fun in the Park – Lego 60134 Animation Dance Party and set Review

Fun in the Park – Lego 60134 Animation Dance Party and set Review

FunParkFeatureWhen you get a set that is mostly minifigures, it sort of begs to be turned into a Dance Party.  This little stop motion video was made from the new Lego set “Fun in the Park” 60134.

That video gave me a few hours of playtime and fun, so perhaps the set will be of similar interest to you…lets get into the details:

Continue reading →

Toss it around a little:
Share
Posted by Farquar in Legos, 0 comments
Lego man helps a poor Sap

Lego man helps a poor Sap

A friendly Lego guy jumps secretly into action to help out a poor sap who has misplaced his keys.

I had a Saturday free once and decided I would try making a stop motion animated Lego video.  My plan was to mix live action and stop motion.  This is the second time I’ve tried this, but the first time in the era of digital cameras.  Using my digital camera really sped up the work on this little project.  A major take away from doing this little short was next time, I’ll film stop motion at night using artificial light so that the sun and clouds do not interfere with the lighting for ever frame.  Some thing you might not figure out by watching is how I got the car to do jumps.  I actually rigged up a pole over head and used fishing line to dangle the car.  It would turn a little, so I would sit poised at the camera until the moment the car was facing the exact direction I wanted.

Another little detail was how I filmed this alone when my wife was out of town.  When she came home, I had her go upstairs, and filmed her lines using the camera down stairs to get the audio to sound right.

I know the whole video is a little rough, but I think it came out fairly well.

Toss it around a little:
Share
Posted by Farquar in Legos, 0 comments