How to make a “Brick Film”.

Today we are rehearsing.  Have some fun with your characters.  Try making them go for a walk or have a conversation.


Take note of the following:

How many shots do you need to use to make it look smooth?

What are the limitations of your animation materials?

Have a look at your screenplay, do you need to change anything?


Here are some great tips for your stop motion animation film.

Lights, Camera – ACTION!

Now that we have set the scene for our movies and outlined our characters, it is rehearsal time.  This will give us the opportunity to run through some of our scenes and to see how our props and characters look.

We will also be able to try out some tips and tricks for Stop-Motion Animation.

Here are some great examples of Lego Stop-Motion Animations.  Take note of how they use sound effects, backgrounds and music to help set the scene.

Lego Car Crash

Lego Mini Golf


Your animation materials (Lego, playdough, figurines, etc)

CLEARLY NAMED container or box to keep your materials in

Remember to ask permission before you raid your family’s Lego collection!



Writing your screenplay

All great films start with a killer screenplay.  What would your favourite film look like on paper?  Take a look at this screenplay from a film you have probably seen more than once!

Toy Story Screenplay


What needs to happen in this scene?

Who needs to be in this scene?

Where could the scene take place?

What is the most surprising thing that could happen in the scene?

Is this a long scene or a short scene?

Brainstorm three different ways it could begin?

Play it on the screen in your head.