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Stop Motion Animation Pre-Production Booklet

Pre-Production Booklet for Animation


Name: Sam Ellis
Order of contents (italics show areas you must add in yourself)
Assessment criteria
LO2

Mind maps of ideas

Risk assessment

Format of your animation

Subject and storyline

Character notes and profiles

Movement of characters

Moodboard

Sets/backgrounds

Audio and soundtrack

Sound table

Props list

Audience

Storyboard and script (add script to booklet)

Frame rates

Lighting design

Production schedule

Crew details

Frame Numbers

Dope Sheets

LO3

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How to use this booklet


You will need to complete every page of this booklet, and all sections / questions
required.
Assessment criteria for Distinction grade;
LO2
Plans will show a full consideration of movement and continuity, perspective, point of view,
transitions and special effects.
Precise and workable planning of timing and synchronization to a soundtrack will be
produced. It will be clear at this stage, from the documentation, what the finished piece will
look and sound like.
Learners will follow industry conventions and terminology used in storyboard production
correctly.
Plans for the construction of models, sets and props will be realistic and clear.
Drawings, script and storyboard will all show a creative interpretation of the idea.

LO3:
The documentation linked to the production will be full and detailed and there will be
evidence that the production management and scheduling of the project has been effective
and carried out in a professional manner. The techniques used in the production of the work
are likely to be related to an understanding of current trends in the industry.

Both LO2 and LO3


In all practical activity learners will be capable of working autonomously and effectively. They
will work on their own initiative, will not need constant support or supervision, will give the
work their full commitment, work positively and cooperatively with others, and meet
deadlines. In other words, they will have the kind of self-management skills that would be
expected of them in a professional context. Note also that this criterion should not be taken
to mean that learners do not seek advice or that they work without discussing things with
their tutor, but rather that they are not dependent upon the support of others and that when
they take advice they weigh it carefully for themselves.

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Planning
Brainstorm / mind map (add extra pages if necessary)

Attach a 400-word treatment of your idea


My idea is about telling a story through the use of Lego and relating the storyline to the lyrics
that are in the song I chose. I will be showing the contrast between one person who is happy
and another person who is very unhappy. I will do this by showing the contrasting behaviour
between the two people ad almost make the audience feel something towards what is going
on. Towards the end of my production, the two contrasting people will come together, which
will be shown through the upbeat music change and the change in lighting. I also intend to
show the contrast by what the characters are wearing and what they look like, to show a
change between societys in my animation. My main target audience is going to be aimed at
teenagers to young adults, where the music choice is a way I intend to develop this idea.
The unique selling point will be trying to manipulate Lego in a way that hasnt been done
before, by showing the Lego figurines at a more realistic form from using a higher frame rate.
I will use a built location to present my animation, where I will build a realistic Lego house
which will suit my theme of contrast between the two houses. I will mainly try to choose fairly
dimmed lighting at the start to show the upset of the person clearer at the start, but towards
the end I will use warmer lighting when the atmosphere is intended to be happier and
upbeat. The main focus for Lego has been children from the very begging, but is slowly
starting to open up to a bigger target audience for the public. Recently Lego has changed its
products to suit and be aimed at both girls and boys, which now means they have bigger
target audience to aim at. This will mean I will have to aim my production at all genders and
all ages.

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How will you meet the requirements of your brief?
I will meet the requirements of my brief by ensuring that I make an effective music
video, which has a relatable storyline to the music I have chosen. I will also ensure
that I dont make my actual music video any longer than 1 minute in length, as I said I
would make it under 1 minute. I will also ensure than I use the most amount of frame
rates per second to ensure the production runs as best as possible. This will allow
less jeered movements throughout the production, as it will cause the effect of the
stop motion to look like a filmed video that took place.

Risk assessment: Are there any health and safety issues you may encounter?
There are a few health and safety issues that I may encounter throughout the
production when filming. Lighting and wires could be an easily hazardous event as
they can get hot and cause fires and they can be easy trip hazards, so people will
need to make sure they are extra careful. I will prevent these potential hazards from
occurring by ensuring everyone is safe at all times, by making sure everything is
secured to the floor and no loose wires are lying around. I will also make sure I dont
leave the lights on for long duration of time, and make sure I use a low energy saving
light that wont produce as much heat.

Discuss any legal issues you may face. Eg; sound, plagiarism, age restrictions

There are a few issues that could appear throughout the filming production, which
could affect my overall production. Sound is going to be an important aspect that
could affect my production, due to copyright claims taking effect throughout my
production. This can mean that I may need to ask permission to use the music I am
using, as I will need to ensure my video doesnt get blocked when Im uploading it to
YouTube. Also, plagiarism could be a potential restriction as someone may try and
debate they I have based my idea around there idea, which could lead to legal reasons
arising when I try and produce my production. This could lead to time being wasted
throughout the production process, as it could end up being delayed in the process.

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Use of possible formats


Circle which of the following formats your animation will take;
stop-frame techniques
time lapse photography
plasticine animation
Claymation
using found objects
modelling
puppetry
combined formats

Why are you using that particular format?


I will be using Lego to produce my stop motion, as I thought it would be the best way of
trying to produce my stop motion through the music I am using. I also think that using Lego
would be an effective way of creating a story through the use of location and the people I
use. I will be using stop frame.

What are the different possibilities you could explore using this format?

There are many different possibilities that I could explore when I use this format in my stop
motion. I could try to use a much higher frame rate when I produce my stop motion, this
effect will make my overall production run a lot more smoothly, as it will seem like a real life
video that is happening. I could also explore the use of characters that are in my production,
and I could use characters that are much different to the other people that are in the
production. This will be effective in showing the contrast between the main characters, and
the two houses will be clearly visible. Another possibility I could explore in my production is
the use of location, where I could be more adventurous with the things I am using and make
it possibly different to the usual rectangular house that is usually used in stop motion.

What are the limitations of using this format? (i.e. what problems/ obstacles might you
have?)
There are a few limitations that could arise when I use this format in my animation. Firstly,
Lego can be hard to manipulate sometimes as you are using a small object that requires
very small movements to make it effective. This means that if I knock my figurines slightly I
will have to repeat the process again, as it will destroy the whole sequence of photos, which
could mean the production ends up taking a much longer time to achieve the right
production.

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What imaginative or inventive animations have you seen which use this format?
Add in links and screen shots of three examples of animations using this format.
https://youtu.be/A8ybFqNOE8E

https://youtu.be/-2YqM5k8MjM

https://youtu.be/ntUGfrw3iIM

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I have chosen these examples, as they are the most popular forms of stop motion that have
used Lego. These videos have used a much higher frame rate, which has meant they flow a
lot more easily and look almost like a video. The quality of these video is also of a very high
standard and the storylines are particularly interesting, which can captivate the audience
more. Also, the use of sets has been thought about a lot as every last detail can be clearly
seen in the videos, which means they have successfully planned for what they are going to
do in a lot of depth. I will take many different ideas from these videos that I have found. I
have now decided to ensure I use plenty of props in my set, to make the place look as
realistic as possible, which will make the audience like it a lot more. I also believe that I
should include a higher frame rate, which will ensure that the stop motion looks as realistic
as I can possibly make it.

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Subject
What will the subject of your animation be?
My animation will have a main subject of loneliness, as it will show one character being left
out. This subject will be vitally important in try to put across a message to the audience. This
subject will be expressed through the use of the camera focusing on the main character and
showing his reactions throughout.
Storyline
Describe the storyline of your animation. What events will happen to your characters?
The storyline in my animation is very important in maintain viewer interest throughout my
production.
Intro: It will start off with footage of the houses and surrounding areas, which will act as the
setting up of the shot
The main storyline is going to be showing the life of a character who feels isolated from the
world and feels like his life isnt that good anymore. The shots will often cut to what his
neighbor is doing and shows him having fun and enjoying life with his friends. As the lyrics
are Be Like You, the main character is pretty much writing this about how he feels at this
current stage.
Towards the end of the production the two groups will come together as one collective. This
will show them as happier people, which is shown towards then end of the music. The main
character will be especially changed from this, as it will now feel happier which will clearly
have been shown.

Characters
What characters will be in your animation?
All the characters in my animation will be made out of Lego. I will have up to 4 characters
where three of them will be more relatable and realistic and the other one will be more
unusual and different in comparison. I will make the characters majorly different to each
other, to make them each have a personality of their own and different characteristics that
they may have. I will do this by ensuring they are all wearing different clothes that can show
there characteristics more, and show the contrast between the main characters in the stop
motion. This technique could make the entire stop motion more interesting for the audience
to watch, as they will clearly understand the storyline more from the contrast.

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Name:
M/F:
Age
Costume:

Amy
F
19
Dress and accessories

Occupation:

House Estate Agent

Hobbies:

Drawing, football and fine art

Character
Background:

She is a popular character who is liked by everyone, she has a


good job and is very bright

Name:
M/F:
Age
Costume:

Tom
M
21
Trousers and t/shirt

Occupation:

Lawyer

Hobbies:

Computer games, TV and films

Character
Background:

Is a more laid back character but is still a popular member around


his friends, often just chills with Amy and Dan

Name:
M/F:
Age
Costume:

Dan
M
21
Formal clothing, so a suit or trousers, shirt and tie. He will also look
clean and just looking posh from his clothes.

Occupation:

Business owner

Hobbies:

Fishing, cycling, football and going to the gym

Character
Background:

Is a popular character who is often referred to as the funny one, is


dating Amy? He is a well know person in the town, and is
considered to be in the higher anarchy due to his well known name

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Name:
M/F:
Age
Costume:

Michael
M
20
Casual clothing

Occupation:

Unemployed

Hobbies:

Just staying at home

Character
Background:

Is often referred to as the quiet one. Doesnt have a big group of


friends and is often depressed most of the time.

Add in images and drawings/ sketches of what they will look like.

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What will they be made of?

My characters will be made out of Lego and will have different styles to what theyre
designed for.

Everything in my production will be made from Lego

Movement of characters
How are you going to make your characters move?

I will be using small movement of the characters to show a rapid set of images in a video like
format. I will use my hand to slowly move certain parts of the Lego objects at a slow pace. I
will try to move the objects as slowly as possible to give the best impression of movement for
the audience. Also, because the Lego characters have joints, this will make it much easier to
hold their movements and only make slight movements when it is needed. The fact they
have hands that can easily hold objects makes it even more easier to grab certain objects,
as it can allow them to be more flexible in what they are doing, allowing the storyline to
progress more quickly.

What is the purpose of an armature?


Armature is an electrical motor than can used in animation to sculpt the character you after.
It can be good way of getting the bets shapes and the most detail into what you are doing. It
allows you to have more control over what is actually going on, and can allow your
production to look more realistic at the end of it

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Will you use them for your characters?

I will not be using them for my characters, as my characters will already be formed as they
are made out of Lego. This means I wont and I cant use an armature to change the look of
them, as it wont be an effective use.

If so, how will you make it?


I wont be making it, as it will already be made and will be brought from a local toy store.
However, I will be making the sets myself, and I will be using bricks and small lego props to
create this effect.

Mood board
Create a mood board showing what look your animation will have. Add images showing
ideas of mise-en-scene, characters, costumes and colours that will be present in the
different shots.

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Sets / backgrounds
Will your set be;

A three wall set

A blue/green screen

An existing location

A Combination of two or more of the above

Draw sketches of how your sets/backgrounds will look. Add in labels to your diagrams and
details of locations / lighting etc.

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My set will be a three wall set, with two main building occupying the scenes. These sets will
be different as one will have more in it and look better, whereas the other one will be very
plain and big, which shows the emptiness and loneliness of the characters.

Add in photographs of your sets/backgrounds.

Background:

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Audio and Soundtrack


What audio will you have for your animation?
I will be using Be Like You, CVBC

Complete the sound list, detailing what sounds you will use, where you will source them,
what equipment you will need to record them and when you will use them in your animation.
You will need to design your own soundtrack. You cannot use copyrighted music, and it
must be more than simply adding a track.

What actions will need sound effects?


I wont be having many sound effects in my animation, as I will be using a song to create a
music video.
Think of the scenes in your animation. Each scene should have different sounds/music to
give information about the mood / emotions of the characters.

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Sound Table
Production Name: Stop motion
Producer:

Shot

Action

Description
of Sound

Diegetic/non/diegetic

Atmosphere
created

Musice
type and
atmosphere

All shots

Throughout

The actual
music track

Diegetic

Slow at the
start but
happy and
joyful
towards the
end of the
production

Tropical
house

At the end

It will be a
song effect
created
when they
knock on
the door

Diegetic

It will give
the
atmosphere
that it is
actually real,
as it will
present it in
a new form

Sound
Effect

Number
3

At the
middle of
the
production

It will create
an effect
that makes
it seem
more
realistic, as
it will make
more sense

Diegetic

A new form
where the
hose music
will create
the
atmosphere
that it is real

Sound
Effect

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Props List PROPS LIST


Production Name: Stop Motion
Producer:
Item

Script page

Description

Character/location

Notes

Lego Bricks

Throughout

Needed for the


foundations of
the set, is
purposefully
needed the
most

All characters and


the will be the
location for the
storyline

Is the most
common
and needed
thing in my
stop motion

Lego figurines

Throughout

Are the
characters that
will be in my
animation,
where each one
will be different

There will be four


characters overall, 3
of them in one house
and the other one in
a house by himself

They are
important in
what they
are wearing
to show the
contrast and
differences

Lego Chair

Throughout

The chair will be


present in both
houses as it will
be a key prop in
the animation

Most of the
characters will be
near or with the
Lego chair, they will

Will be red

Lego Car

Throughout

Is an important
feature to make
it realistic

The 3 other
characters in there
home

Will look
expensive

Lego cleaning
brush

Throughout

Will be used by
the Lego guy
mainly

Used by the less


popular Lego
figurine who just
cleans

Will be
brown

TV screen

Throughout

Will be a
contrasting
factor for them

In the rich house

Will be
reasonably
large

Bed

Throughout

Various small
and large sizes

In both houses used


by all characters

Red

Windows

Throughout

Is needed as a
key focal point
of the animation

Will be in both
houses

Used by the
lonely guy

Doors

Throughout

Will be a joining
of people

Entrance to one
guys house

Double
doors

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Audience
Define the following characteristics of your audience;
Gender
Male and Female

Age
14 years and above, mainly aiming more towards children and
teenagers.

Interests
There main interests will include building and architecture. They will most likely like Minecraft
and Lego games that are similar to that sort of style. The main interests my target audience
will have is that they will like video and computer games and they will like to watch videos on
YouTube.

What forms of animation might they already watch?


They may already watch Shawn the Sheep, clay animations and other music videos that
have used stop motion as a technique. They may already watch stop motion that has been
produced from Lego, as it has been used in TV and film recently, where they have become
majorly successful.

What images do you think they enjoy watching?


Many images of previous Lego animations that have been done already, as this will be
similar to the sort of thing I am doing, which will be more relatable.

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What might they consider distasteful or offensive?


I think any inappropriate language and sexual content could be rather distasteful and
offensive to people of my target audience. I will also need to ensure I dont put any offensive
material in my animation

How will you ensure that your animation will suit your chosen audience?
I will ensure my animation fits my specific chosen audience, as I will ensure that I make my
stop motion fun at the same time, as I dont want it to be too strict that the audience are
immediately bored from it. I will also ensure that the storyline is easy to understand for them
and they will be constantly focused during the duration of it, as they will hopefully find it
entertaining and interesting to watch.

How will they physically watch your animation? (i.e in an exhibition format, on screen,
projection, online?)

They will watch my video on YouTube, as I will try and promote the song by using an
interesting storyline. Hopefully the video should be easy to find when searching for the song
name and will be promoted on social media to show the song more to the general public. My
idea is that the video will be available on more than one online video site like YouTube,
Vimeo and Vevo

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Storyboard

Who?

Complete a storyboard for your animation.

Where?

Which
characters/
objects are in
the scene?

What is the
location for the
shot?

Say What?

Lighting

Is there any
dialogue/text?

Natural
Ambient
Torchlight
Spotlight
Direction of
light?

And
then.?
What happens?
Describe the
action.

Camera?

Time?

What is the
camera angle?

Duration of the
shot / number
of frames
action is held
for.

Is there any
movement from
the camera?

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Think carefully about the shots you will be using. Consider the range of shots/angles
to give interest and perspective

Shots

Camera Angles

Extreme long shot


Long Shot
Medium Shot
Two Shot
Over the Shoulder
Medium Close up
Close up
Extreme close up

Birds-eye view
High angle
Eye-level
Low angle
Oblique / canted angle
Worms-eye view
Ground Shot

Movement

Editing

Pan
Tilt
Tracking Shot
Zoom

Montage
Cross cutting
Match cut
Shot, reverse shot
Eye-line match
Jump cut
Tracking shot

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You will need to convey all movements and actions. Copy and paste the storyboard to
make it as long as you need to show all the detail of your animation.

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Frame Rates
What is the duration of your animation in minutes? (minimum 30 seconds)
The duration of my animation will be just over 1 minute in legth

In seconds?
Around 63 seconds

How many frames per second for video?

Im aiming to do around 7-10 frames per second, but preferably more to get a better flow of
my animation

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There are 60 seconds in a minute. How many frames (ie. Individual photos) will you
need to take?
Overall if I decide to use a frame rate of 7 photos a second, I will end up having a minimum
of 420 photos overall. Realistically though I will most likely need around 600 photos for
around 1 minute of footage to get the best consistency.

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Lighting Design

Where will you be photographing your animation?


I will be photographing my animation in my bedroom, where I will have a set for the
animation. However, I may also try to photograph my animation in a controlled environment
like the college studio, where the lighting will constantly be the sa

Does it have natural daylight?


It will have both artificial and natural light, but it depends on the sort of time I take the
photographs, as the lighting will always change in the day.

If so, you will need to block this out. Explain why.


Yes, I will need to most likely block out the natural daylight in the room, a sit could change
the lighting in the production throughout the day. This is due to the constant change in
weather conditions, that can affect the lighting, as it can be dark and light throughout the day
which could affect the overall quality of the photographs and make them appear different
throughout

Do you have a constant light source(s) such as a lamp?


I will be using a desk lamp which will be focusing the beam of the light on the production,
which will be constant throughout, this effect will mean all the pictures are the same and they
dont change at all during this process.

Where will you place your light source(s) to create interesting effects?
I will have two lights that will be focusing on either sides of the production, this will hopefully
cause the light to flow throughout, creating a different effect in the production. I might use
filters on the light to create a warmer light for the audience, this will mean it will be more
welcoming for the audience.

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(LO3)

Frame numbers
Ensure your clips are labeled as such. Screen shot the folder your clips are in, and copy the
image underneath.

Dope sheets
A dope sheet is an animation tool which helps an animator organize the animation shot-byshot.
This gives the camera operator instructions on each shot type and how many frames this will
be used for.
A dope sheet is usually split into 5 different sections.

To indicate what action occurs on which frame number


To see what action is happening in this shot.
To see what dialogue used in this scene.
To show what level of animation is happening.
To give camera instructions (angle).

For example;
Because you will be working with video, you will be using 30fps. You will need to complete a
dope sheet for EVERY SECOND of your animation.
i.e, if you make a 30 second animation, you will need to complete 30 dope sheets.
This will be a time-consuming task, but it will help you understand what will need to
happen in each of the shots you take. The higher marks will come from a detailed and
careful collection of dope sheets. For example, if your characters speak, you will need to
show the mouth forming every shape in order to look effective.

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Frame
0_1

Path of action
The Lego character has
started to awake from his
reality through 7 different
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
His body is
bent over and it
slowly starts to
awake

Camera
instructions
Mid shot

0_2

Mid shot

0_3

Mid Shot

0_4

Mid shot

0_5

Mid Shot

0_6

Mid Shot

0_7

Mid Shot

Frame

Path of action

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue

1_1

The Lego character


Be Like You begins to walk around, for CVBZ
the next 8 different shots

Animation

Camera
instructions

His legs are


moving
continuously to
create the
animation of
walking

Mid Shot

1_2

Mid Shot

1_3

Mid Shot

1_4

Mid Shot

1_5

Mid Shot

1_6

Mid Shot

1_7

Mid Shot

1_8

Mid Shot

Frame
2_1

Path of action
The character is walking
in a straight line for the
next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Him walking in
a straight line is
clearly showing
the animation
of walking, it
can makes it
more realistic

Camera
instructions
Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_2

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_3

Mid
shot/tracking

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shot
2_4

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_5

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_6

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_7

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

2_8

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

Frame
3_1

Path of action
The Lego character is
walking towards the
window, his back is to the
camera for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
He is walking
and his body is
constantly
changing
direction so he
can get to his
destination

Camera
instructions
Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_2

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_3

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_4

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_5

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_6

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_7

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

3_8

Mid
shot/tracking
shot

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Frame
4_1

Path of action
The Lego character is still
walking towards the
window for the next 9
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
He appears to
be walking a lot
quicker now
due to the
bigger steps

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

4_2

Long Shot

4_3

Long Shot

4_4

Long Shot

4_5

Long Shot

4_6

Long Shot

4_7

Long Shot

4_8

Long Shot

4_9

Long Shot

Frame
5_1

Path of action
Trying to make his way to
the window, a lot of
turning can be involved in
this for the next 9 shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing the
rotation of his
body, as he
moves to get
towards the
window

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

5_2

Long Shot

5_3

Long Shot

5_4

Long Shot

5_5

Long Shot

5_6

Long Shot

5_7

Long Shot

5_8

Long Shot

5_9

Long Shot

Frame
6_1

6_2

Path of action
He has now walked
towards the window and
is standing with his back
to the audience for the
next 9 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
His walking has
been faster, as
he now is at
the window

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

Long Shot

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6_3

Long Shot

6_4

Long Shot

6_5

Long Shot

6_6

Long Shot

6_7

Long Shot

6_8

Long Shot

6_9

Long Shot

Frame
7_1

Path of action
You can see his face, as
he is now looking out of
the window for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing his
face move
slightly,
representing
upset

Camera
instructions
Close Up

7_2

Close Up

7_3

Close Up

7_4

Close Up

7_5

Close Up

7_6

Close Up

7_7

Close Up

7_8

Close Up

Frame
8_1

Path of action
The characters hasnt
moved as it is focusing
on a speech bubble for
the next 8 shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing the
speech bubble
with text in it,
which is
explaining the
actual storyline
in the stop
motion

Camera
instructions
Close Up

8_2

Close Up

8_3

Close Up

8_4

Close Up

8_5

Close Up

8_6

Close Up

8_7

Close Up

8_8

Close Up

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Frame
9_1

Path of action
The introduction to the
other Lego characters
that are in the other
house for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing slight
movements of
the other
characters, but
at a slower
speed

Camera
instructions
Close Up

9_2

Close Up

9_3

Close Up

9_4

Close Up

9_5

Close Up

9_6

Close Up

9_7

Close Up

9_8

Close Up

Frame
10_1

Path of action
The characters are briefly
moving which the
audience can see for the
next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing the
characters as
they appear to
be talking

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

10_2

Mid Shot

10_3

Mid Shot

10_4

Mid Shot

10_5

Mid Shot

10_6

Mid Shot

10_7

Mid Shot

10_8

Mid Shot

Frame
11_1

Path of action
The Lego characters are
moving slowly towards
each other for next 7
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing the
Women
character
dancing with
the man

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

11_2

Mid Shot

11_3

Mid Shot

11_4

Mid Shot

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11_5

Mid Shot

11_6

Mid Shot

11_7

Mid Shot

Frame
12_1

Path of action
The movements are very
slow, just slight
movement of the main
characters for the next 9
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
The characters
are looking
directly at each
other

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

12_2

Mid Shot

12_3

Mid Shot

12_4

Mid Shot

12_4

Mid Shot

12_5

Mid Shot

12_6

Mid Shot

12_7

Mid Shot

12_8

Mid Shot

12_9

Mid Shot

Frame
13_1

Path of action
The characters are still in
the same formation but
the other character is
moving more for the next
8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing all the
characters
staring to
dance for the
audience

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

13_2

Mid Shot

13_3

Mid Shot

13_4

Mid Shot

13_5

Mid Shot

13_6

Mid Shot

13_7

Mid Shot

13_8

Mid Shot

Frame
14_1

Path of action
Showing the character
response to seeing the
people having fun for the

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing his
head move
down to show

Camera
instructions
Close Up

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next 4 different shots

the upset his


feeling

14_2

Close Up

14_3

Close Up

14_4

Close Up

14_5

His back is to the


camera, as it is showing
him looking out of the
window for the next 4
shots

Be Like You CVBZ

Showing him
moving away
from the
window

Long Shot

14_6

Long Shot

14_7

Long Shot

14_8

Long Shot

Frame
15_1

Path of action
Him looking back towards
the camera for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
His face is still
looking to the
ground as he
walks back
towards the
camera

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

15_2

Long Shot

15_3

Long Shot

15_4

Long Shot

15_5

Long Shot

15_6

Long Shot

15_7

Long Shot

15_8

Long Shot

Frame
16_1

Path of action
Him walking more
towards the camera for
the next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
He looks left
and right
continuously to
see if anyone is
around

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

16_2

Long Shot

16_3

Long Shot

16_4

Long Shot

16_5

Long Shot

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16_6

Long Shot

16_7

Long Shot

16_8

Long Shot

16_9

Long Shot

Frame
17_1

Path of action
Walking around his
house for the next 7
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Hands on his
head showing
the sadness of
being alone

Camera
instructions
Close Up

17_2

Close Up

17_3

Close Up

17_4

Close Up

17_5

Close Up

17_6

Close Up

17_7

Close Up

Frame
18_1

Path of action

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue

Walking towards the chair Be Like You for the next 8 different
CVBZ
shots

Animation
Him walking
towards a chair

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

18_2

Long Shot

18_3

Long Shot

18_4

Long Shot

18_5

Long Shot

18_6

Long Shot

18_7

Long Shot

18_8

Long Shot

Frame
19_1

Path of action
Faster walking towards
the chair for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Walking with
his head sunk
to the floor

Camera
instructions
Long Shot

19_2

Long Shot

19_3

Long Shot

19_4

Long Shot

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19_5

Long Shot

19_6

Long Shot

19_7

Long Shot

19_8

Long Shot

Frame
20_1

Path of action
Sitting on the chair for the
next 7 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Him trying to sit
and sat on the
chair

Camera
instructions
Close Up

20_2

Close Up

20_3

Close Up

20_4

Close Up

20_5

Close Up

20_6

Close Up

20_7

Close Up

Frame
21_1

Path of action
Him on the chair with
camera focused on him
for the next 8 different
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Showing his
emotion as he
looks around
with sadness

Camera
instructions
Extreme Close
Up

21_2

Extreme Close
Up

21_3

Extreme Close
Up

21_4

Extreme Close
Up

21_5

Extreme Close
Up

21_6

Extreme Close
Up

21_7

Extreme Close
Up

21_8

Extreme Close
Up

Frame
22_1

Path of action
Walking back around his
house for the next 8

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Getting up out
of the chair and

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

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different shots

walking around

22_2

Mid Shot

22_3

Mid Shot

22_4

Mid Shot

22_5

Mid Shot

22_6

Mid Shot

22_7

Mid Shot

22_8

Mid Shot

Frame
23_1

Path of action
Heading for the radio for
the next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Him walking
towards the
radio

Camera
instructions
Tracking Shot

23_2

Tracking Shot

23_3

Tracking Shot

23_4

Tracking Shot

23_5

Tracking Shot

23_6

Tracking Shot

23_7

Tracking Shot

23_8

Tracking Shot

Frame
24_1

Path of action
Going towards the radio
for the next 8 different
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Lots of turns to
show
movement of
the model

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

24_2

Mid Shot

24_3

Mid Shot

24_4

Mid Shot

24_5

Mid Shot

24_6

Mid Shot

24_7

Mid Shot

24_8

Mid Shot

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Frame
25_1

Path of action
Going towards the radio
for the next 8 different
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Lots of turns to
show
movement of
the model

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

25_2

Mid Shot

25_3

Mid Shot

25_4

Mid Shot

25_5

Mid Shot

25_6

Mid Shot

25_7

Mid Shot

25_8

Mid Shot

Frame
26_1

Path of action
Playing the music for the
party for the next 7
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
He hits the
button on the
radio and turns
around

Camera
instructions
Close Up

26_2

Close Up

26_3

Close Up

26_4

Close Up

26_5

Close Up

26_6

Close Up

26_7

Close Up

Frame
27_1

Path of action
Trying to be assertive
and see who is around
for the next 9 different
shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Looks left and
right to see if
anyone is
around at all

Camera
instructions
Close Up

27_2

Close Up

27_3

Close Up

27_4

Close Up

27_5

Close Up

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27_6

Close Up

27_8

Close Up

27_9

Close Up

Frame
28_1

Path of action
Trying to get to the door
for the 6 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Him running
towards the
door

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

28_2

Mid Shot

28_3

Mid Shot

28_4

Mid Shot

28_5

Mid Shot

28_6

Mid Shot

Frame
29_1

Path of action

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue

Heading towards the door Be Like You for the next 7 different
CVBZ
shots

Animation
Him answering
the door

Camera
instructions
Close Up

29_2

Close Up

29_3

Close Up

29_4

Close Up

29_5

Close Up

29_6

Close Up

29_7

Close Up

Frame
30_1

Path of action
The other characters are
at the door for the next 6
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Making slight
movements
with here arms

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

30_2

Mid Shot

30_3

Mid Shot

30_4

Mid Shot

30_5

Mid Shot

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30_6

Frame
31_1

Mid Shot

Path of action
Speech bubble showing
thoughts that have been
made for the next 5
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Them moving
slightly, speech
bubble first
appearing

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

31_2

Mid Shot

31_3

Mid Shot

31_4

Mid Shot

31_5

Mid Shot

Frame
32_1

Path of action
Speech bubble showing
thoughts that have been
made for the next5
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Them moving
slightly, speech
bubble first
appearing

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

32_2

Mid Shot

32_3

Mid Shot

32_4

Mid Shot

32_5

Mid Shot

Frame
33_1

Path of action
His reaction, camera
focused back on him for
the next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
His reaction to
them
appearing,
head moving
slightly

Camera
instructions
Close Up

33_2

Close Up

33_3

Close Up

33_4

Close Up

33_5

Close Up

33_6

Close Up

33_7

Close Up

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33_8

Frame
34_1

Close Up

Path of action
Them walking in to the
house for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
First guy
walking in the
house

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

34_2

Mid Shot

34_3

Mid Shot

34_4

Mid Shot

34_5

Mid Shot

34_6

Mid Shot

34_7

Mid Shot

34_8

Mid Shot

Frame
35_1

Path of action
Them walking in to the
house for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
First guy
walking and girl
in the house

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

35_2

Mid Shot

35_3

Mid Shot

35_4

Mid Shot

35_5

Mid Shot

35_6

Mid Shot

35_7

Mid Shot

35_8

Mid Shot

Frame
36_1

Path of action
Them walking in to the
house for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
All characters
are now inside
the house

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

36_2

Mid Shot

36_3

Mid Shot

36_4

Mid Shot

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36_5

Mid Shot

36_6

Mid Shot

36_7

Mid Shot

36_8

Mid Shot

Frame
37_1

Path of action
Them altogether in the
same room for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
All the
characters
begin to dance
vigorously

Camera
instructions
Close Up

37_2

Close Up

37_3

Close Up

37_4

Close Up

37_5

Close Up

37_6

Close Up

37_7

Close Up

37_8

Close Up

Frame
38_1

Path of action
Them altogether in the
same room for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
All the
characters
begin to dance
vigorously

Camera
instructions
Close Up

38_2

Close Up

38_3

Close Up

38_4

Close Up

38_5

Close Up

38_6

Close Up

38_7

Close Up

38_8

Close Up

Frame
39_1

Path of action
Them all in the house

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You -

Animation
The main

Camera
instructions
Close Up

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together dancing for the
next 8 different shots

CVBZ

character
begins to walk
off from the
group, whilst
the other
characters are
still dancing

39_2

Close Up

39_3

Close Up

39_4

Close Up

39_5

Close Up

39_6

Close Up

39_7

Close Up

39_8

Close Up

Frame
40_1

Path of action
Them all in the house
together for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
The main guy
walking away
whilst the other
characters look
and party at the
same time

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

40_2

Mid Shot

40_3

Mid Shot

40_4

Mid Shot

40_5

Mid Shot

40_6

Mid Shot

40_7

Mid Shot

40_8

Mid Shot

Frame
41_1

41_2

Path of action
Them all in the house
together for the next 8
different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
The main guy
walking away
whilst the other
characters look
and party at the
same time

Camera
instructions
Mid Shot

Mid Shot

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41_3

Mid Shot

41_4

Mid Shot

41_5

Mid Shot

41_6

Mid Shot

41_7

Mid Shot

41_8

Mid Shot

Frame
42_1

Path of action
Showing a happier time
for the main character for
the next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
Him looking
happier, as he
looks back at
his new friends

Camera
instructions
Close Up

42_2

Close Up

42_3

Close Up

42_4

Close Up

42_5

Close Up

42_6

Close Up

42_7

Close Up

42_8

Close Up

Frame
43_1

Path of action
Camera showing that the
animation is ending for
the next 8 different shots

Dialogue /
Soundtrack cue
Be Like You CVBZ

Animation
The camera is
making the
shots out of
focus for the
audience to
see

Camera
instructions
Out of
focus/close up

43_2

Out of
focus/close up

43_3

Out of
focus/close up

43_4

Out of
focus/close up

43_5

Out of
focus/close up

43_6

Out of

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focus/close up
43_7
43_8

Out of
focus/close up
Fade music

Liaising with client (write notes on discussions between you and your client)

Out of
focus/close up

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