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BRICK Animation - Option Class for Grade 8's

Learn how to animate LEGO to makes mini-films and movies! Follow the tutorials to learn the basics of what is known as Brick Animation.

See Your Work

Post your work for all to see here if you like. Use this website to showcase to your friends and family what you can do.

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Activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing and climbing are typical offerings that I provide during option days. See what's coming this year!


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Brick Animation 08: Lighting, Action!

Today we are: learning how to use the basic 3 light system
I will: learn how use 3 lights to create a well balanced, lighted set.
I can: using 2 slights and a paper to create a 3 light system.

Lighting is important in making a good film.  Here is a quick tutorial.

1.  Setup 2 different lights to create the two light system.
2.  Add a paper sheet to reflect your third light.
3.  Film anything for 5 -10 seconds and attempt to get "clean" lighting, with no shadows or flickering.

PROJECT: 5 - 10 seconds of filming no flickering or shadowing from group members.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Brick Animation 07: Dialogue and Conversation

Today we are: Learning how to do a conversation.
I will: create a scene where two LEGO figures talk.
I can: select a camera angle to use
I can: alternate shot views to match the conversation.
I can: share the completed project with Mr. Iwaasa

Today we are learning how to use dialogue to extend our filming and build interest in our story.

While this is not Brick Animation it highlights some key ideas.

Watch this clip and watch how simple the filming is for the conversation between the robot and the main character.

Remember that you can use different camera angles to create interest and excitement.

1.  Pick simple scene to shoot
2.  film a dialogue between two characters.
3.  Shoot your scene,using at least 2 angles.
4.  Add effects and voices.
5.  Upload your movie so Mr. I can share your work.
6.  Good Luck!

PROJECT: 20 - 30 seconds of filming with at least 2 angles used.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coding Stage 2: Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

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You will need a file to complete stage 2.  You can find it here.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Coding Stage 1: Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Scratch is the wildly popular ­educational programming language used by ­millions of first-time learners in classrooms and homes worldwide. By dragging ­together colorful blocks of code, You can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. 

The latest version, Scratch 2, brings the language right into your web browser, with no need to download software.

Please create an account at scratch here.

Have a look around and see what you can do.


Let's begin.  Start with Stage 1

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