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Stop motion : craft skills for model animation

Author: Susannah Shaw
Publisher: Boston : Focal Press, 2004.
Series: Focal Press visual effects and animation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a practical introduction to the craft skills of model animation. This book includes some basic exercises and it talks about topics such as developing a story, making models, creating sets  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shaw, Susannah.
Stop motion.
Boston : Focal Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003060664
(OCoLC)52937799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Shaw
ISBN: 9780080498256 0080498256 9781136135095 113613509X
OCLC Number: 166420827
Description: 1 online resource (x, 206 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: acknowledgementschapter 1introduction, playing Godnature and caricaturewhat this book is forchapter 2getting equippedwhat is your aim?recording formatsfilmvideo/DVanimation software/frame grabbersessential and non-essential extrasthe animator's toolkitlightingediting/soundrough guide to film/video or DV recording budgetsglossarychapter 3getting animatedanimating familiar objects as a first approachtiming: single frame or double frame?notes on movementfirst experiments: the bouncing ball the dope sheet/X-sheetplanningchapter 4 keep it simple, developing your storyidea script treatmentplanning your shots, basic film grammar/composition of shotsthe storyboard editing animatics and story reelschapter 5 coat hangers for armatures making your own modelcharacter designworking with modelling claysmaking your own puppet chapter 6 model makers, the professionalsthe maquetteball and socket armature mould making, hard and soft mouldscastingcolouring costumes/dressingglossary of model making materialschapter 7 four walls and a sky, sets and propsresearch the lookdesign and building of setsinterior setsexterior setsforced perspectivemaking propsriggingglossary of materials for setschapter 8 sound advicepre productionrecording dialoguelip syncsound breakdownchapter 9 the mechanics of movement studies from observationposing the modeltimingweightanticipation, action and reactionwalking and runningthe illusion of speedanimal and bird movementchapter 10the performance character animationcomedy and comic timing subtle character animationchapter 11 filmingfilming informationlighting motion control health and safety issuesspecial effects tips and hintsfinal checks before you hit that buttonsending your film to the labsglossarychapter 12post productiontimecodesound chapter 13getting the job the business of animationknow your limitationsdifferent work, different studioscommercialsseriesTV specials and featuresapplying for jobsyour showreelfestivalssending proposals to commissioning editorsbibliographyappendix 1software, camera and recording equipment suppliersappendix 2manufacturers and outletsappendix 3 calendar of animation festivals and film festivals incorporating animationappendix 4animation courses that include or specialize in stop motion and related organizations and websites
Series Title: Focal Press visual effects and animation.
Responsibility: Susannah Shaw ; modelmaking and animation sequences created and photographed by Cat Russ and Gary Jackson, ScaryCat Studio ; illustrations, Tony Guy and Susannah Shaw.

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'A wonderful introduction to a rather complicated and unique art form.' Ray Harryhausen director of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts 'Don't attempt stop motion before you read Read more...

 
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