The LEGO Animation Book

Author: David Pagano
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277413
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation — no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: *Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures *Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors *Design sets for animation — make three buildings look like an entire city! *Light, frame, and capture consistent photos *Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales *Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks *Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!

Make Your Own Movie

Author: Pat Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 1338137204
Release Date: 2017-06
Genre:

With this complete kit, kids can make LEGO animations (or "brick flicks") quickly and successfully. The ten "Mini Movies" walk you through making short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions. Use your phone, tablet or computer to get started. For movie-makers intimidated by the blank page, this book includes endless mix-and-match story starter ideas to kickstart your creativity. Real animator-approved ideas and inspiration cover more advanced skills such as lighting, scenery, sound effects and different camera angles.

Brick Flicks

Author: Sarah Herman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629148885
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Turn your bricks into blockbusters with this movie-making guide! You’ve seen the smash-hit film; now it’s time to step into the director’s chair and make your own. Forget big budgets, A-list movie stars, and exotic locations—this comprehensive guide will show you how to make a stop-motion movie using little more than a camera, a computer, and your own LEGO collection. From picking out the right gear, planning a story, and setting up shots, to animating minifigures, editing, and promoting your film online, Brick Flicks has enough tips and tricks to turn a popcorn prentice and into an Oscar-worthy wizard. Along with a brief history of Brickfilms, official LEGO shows, movies, and associated products, and a wealth of knowledge and expertise from some of the most popular Brickfilms producers out there, this is a must-have purchase for any budding directors, young or old, who want to turn their box of bricks into flicks.

LEGO Neighborhood Book

Author: Brian Lyles
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275716
Release Date: 2014-09-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find: * Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings * Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models * Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more * A gallery of the authors’ designs For ages 10+

The LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE the Making of the Movie

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: 1465461183
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Packed with stunning concept art, sketches, artwork, inspiration and LEGO builds, this book tells the fascinating story of how "The LEGO NINJAGO Movie" was made. Kids can find out how their favorite heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations were created for the movie. Full color.

Animation Lab for Kids

Author: Laura Bellmont
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631591181
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre:

Introduce kids to stop-motion animation and animated filmmaking. Animation is everywhere--from movies and TV to apps and video games--and today's tech-savvy kids know all about it. With the accessibility and ease of use of cameras and video-editing software, people of all ages are learning how to make stop-motion animation. In "Animation Lab for Kids," artists, teachers, and authors Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink present exciting, fun, hands-on projects that teach kids a range of animation techniques. From the classic zoetrope, flip book, and cel methods (which don't require any devices or technology) to different methods of shooting, the lessons require no previous experience for either child or adult. Experimenting with a variety of art materials (drawing, clay, and paper cut-outs), young animators will learn to plan a film through writing, storyboarding, and creating sets. The book also features helpful and informative sidebars on the history of the early animation techniques as well as the inspiring work of innovative and influential animators, including Kirsten Lepore, PES, Hailey Morris, and William Kentridge. The authors are co-founders and lead teachers of The Good School, an arts-education school that cultivates and combines traditional art-making skills and the technologies involved in stop-motion animation filmmaking. They teach animation techniques at camps, schools, and events, including the New York International Children's Film Festival.

Build It Dinosaurs

Author: Jennifer Kemmeter
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 9781513261126
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This series of visually rich instruction books for LEGO® creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside Build it! Dinosaurs, you'll find a range of creative models from the prehistoric era to put together, created using the LEGO® Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.

Brick Flicks

Author: Warren Elsmore
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845339754
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

From Ghost Busters to The Godfather, and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz to Norman Bates in Psycho, here is a collection of the most iconic film moments and characters of all time, expertly built from LEGO. Following the international success of Brick City: Global Landmarks to Make from LEGO (which was translated into fifteen languages), Warren Elsmore returns with even more brilliant unofficial LEGO creations. A perfect gift for the LEGO enthusiast and the film fan alike, Brick Flicks contains more than 60 entertaining recreations of favourite movies, from musical numbers and shoot-outs, to romantic scenes and classic poster designs. The full-colour illustrations are accompanied by commentary on how they were made and interesting facts about the movies themselves. There are also instructions on how to replicate many of the scenes at home from your own LEGO collection. Whether you are just a beginner or a more advanced LEGO fan, this is a book you won't be able to put down!

Animate build code With Lego and Scratch

Author: Robin Frazier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1514239248
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre:

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE!* Two Getting Started lessons in Scratch(c) to get yourself, and students familiar with basic functions of the Scratch software program * Instructions on how to write, download files to animate and code using Scratch(r)- a free resource, and find the LEGO(r) resources* Guided Lesson Plans -13 lessons using LEGO(r) WeDo Models* Student handout that has a flow sheet to walk them through the steps to animate, build, and code- permission to copy and laminate the sheets* Guidance for setting up classroom activities* Timeline suggested for age/grade specific skill building levels* STEM Vocabulary* Standards of Learning-NGSS-ISTE-ITEEA* Tips Tricks* Resources needed (have LEGO(r) WeDo around school)? Try using to incorporate learning animation and code with Scratch(c) in the classroom. Extend your grant funding with Scratch(r) free resource.

The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276133
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Architecture

"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily "Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal "For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

Flickers of Film

Author: Jason Sperb
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813576039
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Performing Arts

Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo and The Artist or celebrating arcade games in Tron: Legacy and Wreck-It-Ralph, Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. To what extent is that a sincere lament for modes of artistic production that have nearly vanished in an all-digital era? And to what extent is it simply a cynical marketing ploy, built on the notion that nostalgia has always been one of Hollywood’s top-selling products? In Flickers of Film, Jason Sperb offers nuanced and unexpected answers to these questions, examining the benefits of certain types of film nostalgia, while also critiquing how Hollywood’s nostalgic representations of old technologies obscure important aspects of their histories. He interprets this affection for the prehistory and infancy of digital technologies in relation to an industry-wide anxiety about how the digital has grown to dominate Hollywood, pushing it into an uncertain creative and economic future. Yet he also suggests that Hollywood’s nostalgia for old technologies ignores the professionals who once employed them, as well as the labor opportunities that have been lost through the computerization and outsourcing of film industry jobs. Though it deals with nostalgia, Flickers of Film is strikingly cutting-edge, one of the first studies to critically examine Pixar’s role in the film industry, cinematic representations of videogames, and the economic effects of participatory culture. As he takes in everything from Terminator: Salvation to The Lego Movie, Sperb helps us see what’s distinct about this recent wave of self-aware nostalgic films—how Hollywood nostalgia today isn’t what it used to be.

LEGO Play Book

Author: Daniel Lipkowitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 1409327515
Release Date: 2013
Genre: LEGO toys

LEGO® Play Book proves it. You can build anything with a LEGO brick in your hand LEGO® Play Book contains a collection of all-new LEGO building ideas that will inspire you to play with your favourite LEGO models in new and exciting ways. Organised in imaginatively themed chapters, covering everything from a LEGO safari and life under the sea to extreme sports and beach scenes. This book is designed to teach you how to get the most play out of your LEGO models. With over 200 building ideas and tips, including suggestions for 'ten-minute builds', 'cool brick' features and 'a handful of bricks', you'll discover endless LEGO possibilities. Advice from LEGO fan builders encourages you to get creative while developing your LEGO skills and knowledge of new bricks and tricks. With a mixture of LEGO models, from the very simplest to the more complex, LEGO® Play Book is perfect for everyone; for beginners and more accomplished builders alike.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Author: David Barclay Moore
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524701246
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Multicultural Harlem lives again in this daringly diverse tale of growing up against the odds and the imaginative, healing possibilities that we can create through the choices we make.

Tiny LEGO Wonders

Author: Mattia Zamboni
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277352
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO® pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks—almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ​like: *A ​space shuttle ​*Jets, planes​, and helicopters *Flatbed trucks and cement mixers *France’s high-speed TGV train *F1 racecars *Muscle cars *Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!​ Let your creativity run wild!