How fan films shaped The Lego Movie

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The 2014 film was an animation feat — but it was built on the legacy of homemade fan movies. 

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When you watch installments of the Warner Bros. line of Lego movies, it's hard not to be struck by how realistic the animation is. It isn't quite traditional stop motion — but it sure looks as if it could be. That's largely thanks to the work of the animators at Animal Logic, a Sydney-based visual effects studio that has worked on The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, and the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie. Powered by live action filming techniques and a close attention to detail, the studio has helped reinvent what Lego animations can look like. But they owe a lot of that aesthetic to the influence of fan films. Since the early 1970s, enthusiasts have made home movies with their own Lego sets. They're called Brickfilms — and they've grown into a sizable community producing great movies and helping many young animators get their start. The Lego Movie animators learned from what made those home movies so good by embracing the limitations of the medium, and creating a world that anyone could could rebuild at home. 

Check out some of the Brickfilms we showed in this video: 

The Magic Portal: https://youtu.be/jde4qHbCtSg
Journey to the Moon: https://youtu.be/SW583kCiOWo
Matrix 2003: https://archive.org/details/Matrix2003
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego: https://archive.org/details/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrailInLegoFlv
Tapporalli 2020: https://archive.org/details/tapporalli
Predator Montage: https://archive.org/details/PredatorMontageClip
ONE: A Space Odyssey: https://archive.org/details/oneaspaceodyssey
Krieg der Steine: https://archive.org/details/KriegDerSteine
Batman Begins Montage: https://archive.org/details/Batman_Begins_Montage_clip
Delivery: https://archive.org/details/DeliveryH264
Star Wars Brickfilm: https://archive.org/details/Danstarwarsbrickfilm-test
Victim: https://archive.org/details/Victim_h264

For a great explainer on how to make your own Brickfilm at home, check out this video: https://youtu.be/ukFWYe-ZeTw

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ChristianHerndz Vlog
bro what music did you used? all lego movies from old to today's video is awsome
Zmowgameplayz Hd
Lego movie best movie ever
Kebabs AintSatan
why tf am I cryin in the club rn
Shin Gojira 2017
THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE retry
XavierB / McX
4:39 I actually looked at one of my previous lego stop motion projects, and I put it to 12 FPS. It was too fast. I put it to 24 FPS, way to fast! I slowed it down to 6 FPS, and it was perfect.
Emperor Palpatine
The movie was really good but the thing that made it worse was the thing that humans controlled them and that they came into the human world. It kinda made the movie worse then it would have been without humans.
Marshal
the shoulder extension of the minifigure can actually be replicated. when i was a kid, i enjoyed making little vignettes out of Legos and I often popped the arm out of the figure and repositioned it to where it was halfway inside the torso so i could give the character more emotion
David L
I thought they filmed the Lego movie with stop motion, nice one yo
Timothy Holt
In the promotional material that came with the DVD, the producers used stop-motion for the ending credits as a nod to early fan films.
Timothy Holt
The Lego Movie is one of my favorite movies. After watching it, my boys and I tried to recreate several of the scenes in the movie using our own collection of Lego. Some turned out more successfully than others, but it was great fun.
Kaldor Draigo
Stop motion
Trickshot 3
pauses frame of movie it blurry
au flowey and asriel
if this was roblox, fixing the things that people wants
au flowey and asriel
YES!!!!!! GOOD BYE STUPID OLD LOOKING ANIMATIONS, HELLO NEW ACTUAL STOP MOTION LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big Curiosity
Does anyone know what the first song is called?
Thanks.
Michael Marx
I love making lego animations
Thomas Paulus
Wich is the first music title
ShadowRedKnight Minecraft
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Daniel Holsapple
i dont know about anybody else but this hit me hard with the feels.
Harrison Crutcher
Its interesting that they put a song with the minor scale for this video. Some songs with the minor scale do have happy lyrics and major scale songs have sad lyrics.
Jacob Howes
i was using lego digital designer wile watching this
Irvi is cool
No forrestfire101 shoutout ?
James Bonde _-_-007
always interesting videos*
Jacob Bonds
I WANT TO MAKE STOP MOTION
Green Fire
i have those long legged guys!
Anti Waffle
1:55 i have nightmares....
Charlotte Fields
LDD is pretty sweet
Sophia Berutti
wow that is so cool
Ya Boi Rodin
I didn't know the Lego Movie was CGI, it looks just like stop motion.
Rachel Ruitberg
More bionicle pls
Invader Tim
13 years later they made a new movie...... 3 years later and u now decided to make a video ob this
ChewMacka07
1:24 AAAAA THE GATES OF HELL!!!!!
bombermanx0 gamma
what was the song at the start of the video called?
Player the Gamer
0:15- Roblox.
0:18- Blox City.
Patrick Brogan
circle circle dot dot
Kathryn Loving
Lego Movie!!! Everything is Awesome Everything is Cool when you're Part Of A Team Everything is Awesome When Were Living Our DREAM!!! :) :D XD
X-Ben2366
Mega Bloks movie
VodShod
So they attacked a guy claiming copyright infringement, then they infringe on his copyright. They sound like Disney.
Miky Mendoza
Yооооu саааn't find this mоооoviеe with bettеr quаlitу thаааn herеее => https://twitter.com/9a3df19a5a28f99c6/status/834598830314123264
Gavin White
im a lego collector btw... i have THE jack stone unbreakable figure (i mean cannot be taken apart)
BrotatoPuff777
I felt good while watching this
Your Bae Kc
I MADE A STOP MOTION VIDEO ON MY CHANNEL A LONG TIME AGO 😂 you should check it out ;) 😂
JujuLove7079
The Lego Movie is AMAZING!!
Monalisa navare
you can remake any frame in the lego movie, all you may need extra is .string , custom lego pieces and good lighting. if you do this well you can make a 360 degree frame of the lego movie
hi i like piez
What about ninjago?
alpha 21
it when from happy to sad music then went back to happy
Chester the Dog
Anyone here watch clutch powers?
ᴊᴇᴏɴ ᴊᴜɴɢᴋᴏᴏᴋ ғᴀɴ
2001 version one looks like R15 roblox characters.
ManiacX1999
I used to play around with Lego Digital Designer back when it first came out, years before the movie came out. Back when they allowed you to buy your creations that you made in the program via custom made boxes and even instruction manuals.
zoolack the zombie
Song please
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