Topic: Animator of the Week: Walter Benson (Jan 12, 2015)
This featured brickfilmer post is the second in a series of articles highlighting animators who supported the Bricks in Motion Documentary project on Kickstarter.
Walter Benson, 22, is an animator based in Florida. He loves cinema and LEGO, and sees brickfilming as a combination of these passions.
Benson's latest project, That's The Way It Goes!, is a 20 minute short film with an episodic structure, and has been well received in the BiM community. Benson says he draws inspiration from LEGO vignettes, small scenes built from bricks that work to tell a small story.
"I like to think of my brickfilms as being very much like vignettes. They're short and contained and can be watched independently of each other. They're also great practice for working your way toward longer and more complex projects."
Benson himself has built some vignettes, which you can see here. He encourages brickfilmers to seek out inspiration from the thousands of great LEGO creations available to see online.