A Brickfilm is a movie, short film, or even a music video where characters and scenery are made of (mostly LEGO) bricks.
"Brickfilms" are created using stop-motion animation - the most common form of this medium is Claymation, best known from films such as Wallace and Gromit. Movement is created by taking a series of still photographs with the minifigures moved slightly for each frame, resulting in the illusion of motion. By playing these pictures fast after each other they Minifig seams to realy move. If you want to know more about producing Brickfilms, a good place to start is Bricks in Motion, the center of the brickfilming community. The link is at the end of this article.
The first Brickfilm was made in the late 1980s by a woman named Lindsay Fleay, called The Magic Portal. Ever since then, due to the lack of camera cost, Brickfilming has become popular on sites, such as Youtube. With the introduction of Lego Stephen Spielberg MovieMaking Set, LEGO has encouraged fans to make Brickfilms.
Special Brickfilms Edit
- Go!Le Go! created some films with poetry of Johann w. Goethe in german and english language. Totentanz (Dance of the death) and Gefunden (Founded) are the the two released till now.
- Circle Circle Dot Dot is a music video, made by a person on YouTube, for the music of two australian artists.
- The Magic Portal the fist Brickfilm.
- A group of german soccer-fans created a Brickfilm named Die Helden von Bern (en: Heroes of Bern) of the soccer game where Germany become worldchampion of soccer in 1954. Comments and sounds are from the orginal radio report of the game. It was released on a DVD about the soccer worldchampionchip 2006 in Germany.