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Lesson: Scenery/Set Building

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#1 Tazmaniac


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:50 AM

So you've got a plot and some characters all nutted out and you're ready to start making your comic/film.
The first thing to work out is where is the scene taking place? This shouldn't be that hard as you've probably got foot notes in your plot/script.
The next step is to decide how many angles this scene will be shot from, the best way to get an idea of this is to sketch up a story board (you don't want to build more than you need and be temped to change the composition of the shot to capture parts of the scenery).

Step 1: Sketch Up/Story Board
Here is where you'll plan both the composition and scenery needed for each frame, it doesn't need to be too detailed (simple stick figures will do), but it will give you an idea of the perspective of the shot and exactly what you need to build. Don't forget to position your speech bubbles for a comic.

Step 2: The Moc Up
Set up your camera and characters (and any items important to the scene) according to your story board so that you know what's needed to fill out the shot, from here you can start to fill in the blanks, bearing in mind your speech bubbles will cover up parts of the scene.

Step 3: The Build
By now you should have a good idea of what you need to build to complete the shot, it's just a matter of realising it with LEGO bricks. Keep it simple, remember the back ground is not the focal point of the shot it's simply there to add a feel of the location.
Here is an example of how back ground scenery can be effective and basic at the same time:
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If you would like to try this method, please do so in a new thread and I'll meet you there to lend any help I can....... You can do eet.

If anything above needs clarification please let me know.

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