My name is Morgan Spence and I am a 16 year old stop-motion animator from central Scotland. After discovering “brickfilming” in 2011, I created Morgspenny Productions, a content hub for my creations. Now, after 4 years, my films have reached close to 5 million views in total, stretching to audiences around the world. I shoot both independent and commissioned works from my studio just outside Glasgow. My work has been featured in various media appearances, most notably on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
How I began.
From a young age I was always interested in the popular toy, Lego. Having over the years collected many sets, it seemed natural to combine it with my other passion, film making. From this my first animation was born, created for a school project. The film proved to be a success among my peers and this inspired me to continue animating.
I create the animations using a technique called stop-motion, which is a sequence of photographs played very fast to form the illusion that an object or character is moving. I would take a photo and move the character, then repeating the process until I achieve the desired shot. I shoot in 15 fps, meaning that there are 15 individual photos in 1 second of film. You can imagine a degree of patience is required! I then edit the clips together, add sound effects, titles and music. Finally I post the films onto my YouTube account and website. More information at my FAQ!
If you’d like to commission a film click here.