by David Pagano and David Pickett
October 2016, 216 pp.
Full Color, Flexibound
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:
Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!
For ages 10+
About the Author
David Pagano is a LEGO animator and writer and the founder of Paganomation, a NY-based production studio. His work has appeared everywhere from BrickJournal to the Wall Street Journal.
David Pickett is the LEGO filmmaker behind BRICK 101 and Nightly News at Nine. Together, they run the LEGO animation blog The Set Bump.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics
Author Dave Pickett stopped by the FOX 32 studio to show off the book— watch the segment here!
NY1 News stopped by author David Pagano's studio to chat about the book.
Check out an interview with author David Pagano on AM New York.
Read an interview with Dave Pickett in The University of Chicago Magazine.
“This is an excellent book that covers everything from cameras and software to animating minifigures, building sets and post-production.”
“The whole way through there is excellent imagery to support the text and methodology behind how to create and produce your very own brickfilm. It is great if you are starting from scratch for the very first time, although that’s not to say that a seasoned pro wouldn’t learn a thing or two from these guys.”
“Creating a Brickfilm can seem like a tricky affair, but the book's authors make it really easy to get started. We look forward to seeing what’s next from No Starch Press, not to mention all these great new Brickfilms born out of this great book.”
“Overall, if you have a passion for making LEGO stop-motion videos but don’t know where to begin, The LEGO Animation Book is a great starting point...If you’ve already made some videos before but want to hone in on some aspects that you want to improve on, this book is also a good resource to have in your library.”
“Whether you have just started or already have some experience making brick films, The LEGO Animation Book is a must have tool to take your stop-motion efforts to the next level. And even if you have never made a brick film in your life, after reading through this book you will be primed to get started on the LEGO movie of your dreams.”
“Everything is awesome with this book that teaches basic animation principles, acting methods for minifigures and tips for creating sets and special effects.”
“The LEGO Animation Book is enthusiastically recommended for dedicated LEGO fans from ages 8 to 88 and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library collections.”