We’ve talked about Brickfilms in the past. There is a lot of work to do in order to produce one of these little films. Brickfilms are created using stop-motion animation. This is an animation technique which makes an object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in tiny increments between individually-photographed (or video filmed) frames. This creates an illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Clay figures can be used in stop-motion because they are easy to reposition. Films using clay figures is often called clay-mation. Films with stop-motion animation using LEGO bricks are generally referred to as Brickfilms.
There are several websites dedicated to the art of stop-motion film-making. I know that a few of our community members have attempted to do these in the past. I have to say, though, that I haven’t seen any turn out as good as this Star Wars one did.
If you know of other cool stop-motion animation films, be sure to pass them along to me. If you’ve created one that is especially good, I may just share it with the World.