Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stop Motion competition Announced by Bricksinmotion

Stop Motion Brickfilms Webmaster Philip Heinrich recently announced a very cool stop motion animation competition. As far as I can make out it is being run by Jared B. Gilbert aka LegoGod, a moderator on Bricksinmotion. I have copied his text here to help out in advertising the competition. Make sure to enter.! The stop motion competition is titled “BricksinMotion 2012 – Kitchen Sink” Here are the details. As an animator you have probably thrown out perfectly good ideas so that a single, cohesive film can be made. There never seems to be room for a killer robot named Larry or a dog that eats bricks. These cool ideas that pop into your head halfway through filming might burn you out, slow down the process and make you stop animating altogether because your film can NEVER keep up with your imaginings. If your scripts are a bunch of cross outs and ink-rimmed holes, this might be the contest for you. What if you didn’t have to throw your ideas out? I know you’re thinking the film would become bloated and unwatchable while the laughter and hate from online posters would send you running. But that’s where the INTERACTIVE video comes in to save your butt. You can animate all of those cool ideas and “what-ifs” and allow the viewer to make their own film. What comes next is a unique experience and an entertaining one at that. THEME: If you have heard the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink” in your lifetime you know that it refers to a large amount of something. Well, this contest offers you the kitchen sink (which is everything) and asks you: “What are you going to do with it?” Entrants will be required to make an […]

Stop Motion Software epic! – Battle of the Brick

Using Stop Motion Software , lego bricks , and a Canon DSLR plus the usual hundreds of hours of animation KooberzStudios aka Alex Kobbs has created an epic Brickfilm called Battle of The Brick. Over 230,000 views since he uploaded it to Youtube in November 2011 Alex has proven his brickfilm was worth the effort. Based on Halo and the capture the flag, Alex has captured the fun in the well known Microsoft Game. Alex Kobbs, is a professional animator and brickfilmer. He graduated from Fitchburg State College’s MA in the US. He followed a well regarded film program at Fitchburg. Alex migrated to stop motion animation back in 2007. His Lego Wii short entitled Lego Wii Some Assembly Required, posted back in June 2007 has had 5.5 million views as of the current date. It was was his entry for the Nintendo Shortcuts Showcase contest. Kobbs’ next youtube hit was the aforementioned Lego Zanzibar model (a scale model of a multi-player level from the Halo 2 computer game). Again the stop motion movie became one of the most popular videos amongst HALO fans,  even making an appearance  on major game-news sites Kotaku.com and earning a spot on the Halo 3 Legendary Edition DVD. On his Battle of the Brick video Alex, in some scenes prefers to create his  special fx using a more “arts and crafts” type approach. Rather than using post production explosions and muzzle flashes etc, once he has captured his still using his stop motion software ..Alex puts in cotton wool , scraps of painted paper etc to achieve quite a convincing effect. His epic stop motion is […]