Dec 24, 2016 04:00 AM EST

Lego Gives Off Career Chances To Aspiring Animators; Anyone Can Now Become A Lego Movie-Maker

By Kath Bane

Lego is usually kid toys used to building different things. Aside from being a toy, people have thought of different useful things out of Lego.

This building toy has been on the market for long years and people are still buying it for recreational activities. It has also been one of the most renowned play toys in history.

According to CNET, Lego players can now experience a new level of attraction and creativity. David Pagano and David Pickett, the authors of "The Lego Animation Book", have come up with a more creative and entertaining scope with the use of the toy. People can apply their imagination following the tips of the book authors.

"The Lego Animation Book" provides useful animation tips that could enhance the readers' originality and inventiveness. It does not only tackle the basics of animation but also the lighting, camera work, and other helpful tips. Through the book, they can know the subtleties of creating alive-looking minifigs. Also, it offers amazing hacks on how to avoid shakiness when videoing with a phone, even without a tripod or a phone mount.

First off, the user should start with the basics without spending money on extravagant or unnecessary tools. Pagano reiterated that they can take advantage of the smartphone features, a desk lamp, and a cluster of bricks. What is important here is to make everything economical yet noteworthy.

Second, looking for an appropriate and comfortable working area is necessary. The surface must be flat and stable that will allow the minifigs to stand for a long period of time. In securing the set, make use of a masking tape, sticky tack, or clamps to avoid jerking movements in the animation movie.

It is also important for the aspirant to be inspirited no matter how hard the process could be. Since they are first-timers, it is inadvisable to compare the outcome to other people's work. According to Pickett, the animator should not think of failure in the first place.

"There are animators with decades of experience regularly producing amazing brickfilms, and you might feel like a failure if your very first animation isn't of that quality. Every expert starts out as a novice. With patience and practice, anyone can grow to become a skilled Lego animator," Picket quoted.

Furthermore, animators can use whatever they have; no need to invest advanced technologies for it. After the animation video creation, they are recommended to confidently share their videos with the hashtag #LEGOAnimationBook.

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