Brick Flicks: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Own by Sarah Herman

By Sarah Herman

Flip your bricks into blockbusters with this movie-making consultant! You’ve noticeable the smash-hit movie; now it’s time to step into the director’s chair and make your personal. put out of your mind large budgets, A-list motion picture stars, and unique locations—this entire consultant will allow you to make a stop-motion motion picture utilizing little greater than a digicam, a working laptop or computer, and your individual LEGO collection.

From identifying the appropriate apparatus, making plans a narrative, and establishing pictures, to animating minifigures, enhancing, and selling your movie on-line, Brick Flicks has adequate guidance and tips to flip a popcorn prentice and into an Oscar-worthy wizard. in addition to a quick heritage of Brickfilms, legitimate LEGO indicates, videos, and linked items, and a wealth of data and services from essentially the most renowned Brickfilms manufacturers available in the market, it is a must-have buy for any budding administrators, younger or outdated, who are looking to flip their field of bricks into flicks.

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Note first that the title of the account number inquiry program is acctinq and our second statement define file acctfile record account-record status acct-status key account-number structure introduces the keyword 30 file, which we should have had in the earlier programs. It lets us know that we are defining a file. The file status is also included in our definition of the file – we don’t need another line for that, though we could have had a separate definition of it – and so are the record layout or structure, and the key of the file, since we are inquiring on the account.

Though field is a keyword, we cannot refer to it in our program. For example, we couldn’t change its value. A few lines down you’ll see field character(4) value spaces. We could have written the statement as field character(4) value “ ”, which we used before. Each of the two statements, as well as field character(4) value space achieves the same result – even though one may not be grammatically incorrect. They represent spaces, a space, nothing, a single blank and blanks. You will note that field occurs a few times in the program and just about each value is different.

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