Garrett Barati - Stop Motion Animator
What do you do?
I am a stop motion animator. I take concepts and scripts and then plan sets and action, and then shoot many pictures of actual LEGO sets and minifigures to create an animation. Others normally help with the audio, but I pretty much create little LEGO movies by moving things just a little bit at a time!
How long have you been working with stop-motion animation?
I sort of fell into stop motion animation with The LEGO Group about five years ago. However, I had a degree in animation, and had spent some time at a major stop motion studio about twelve years ago as a storyboard artist. So the process was not entirely new to me, but I didn't actually animate myself until I started doing so with LEGO bricks.