The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation

Author: Kenneth A. Priebe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435457048

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 4401

Take an in-depth look at the art and techniques of stop-motion animation. The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation helps experienced stop-motion artists enhance their craft by exploring the professional methods and advanced technology used by top film st

The Art of Stop-Motion Animation

Author: Ken A. Priebe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598632450

Category: Animation (Cinematography)

Page: 340

View: 601

Through the magic of stop-motion animation, inanimate objects seem to spring to life. With true artistic passion and finesse, a stop-motion film evokes the nostalgia of childhood when imagination could bring toys to life. Stop-motion retains the art and p

Creating 3-D animation

the Aardman book of filmmaking

Author: Peter Lord,Brian Sibley,Aardman Animations (Firm)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 8222

This instructional book is written in a simple and accessible style for experienced animators and novices alike. Its wonderful illustrations give a clear and inspiring view of the techniques of puppet animation.

Stop-Motion Filming and Performance

A Guide to Cameras, Lighting and Dramatic Techniques

Author: Tom Brierton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078649008X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 4386

Stop-motion animation has long been perceived as a technical practice rather than a creative, demanding art. Though stop-motion requires considerable technical knowledge, it also involves aesthetics and artistry that go beyond the technician's realm. Just as important as puppet mechanics are lighting, filters, lenses, camera angle and placement, and dramatic pose and movement. This manual is a complete guide to the aesthetics of stop-motion animation. Information is organized in an intuitive, easy-to-use structure, following the order an animator uses in setting up and then executing a scene. The first half concentrates on the aesthetics of lighting and cameras, a primary concern in any shot, with details of camera placement, various lenses and myriad lighting techniques. The second half deals with the process of performance art, an oft-overlooked aspect of stop-motion animation. Included is a commentary on body language, facial expression, gesture, movement and emotion--key concepts that are exemplified through the acting process. The work also offers an introduction to narrative form and a glossary of related terms.

Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

Author: Susannah Shaw

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113613509X

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 8648

To make great animation, you need to know how to control a whole world: how to make a character, how to make that character live and be happy or sad. You need to create four walls around them, a landscape, the sun and moon - a whole life for them. You have to get inside that puppet and first make it live, then make it perform. Susannah Shaw provides the first truly practical introduction to the craft skills of model animation. This is a vital book in the development of model animation which, following the success of Aardman's first full-length film 'Chicken Run',is now at the forefront of modern animation. Illustrated in full colour throughout you are shown step by step how to create successful model animation. Starting with some basic exercises, readers will learn about developing a story, making models, creating sets and props, the mechanics of movement, filming, post production and how to set about finding that elusive first job in a modern studio.

The Art and Making of ParaNorman

Author: Jed Alger,Chris Butler,Travis Knight

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110921

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 8134

Offers a behind-the-scenes peak at the forthcoming animated feature film ParaNorman, a movie about a boy destined to save his town from hordes of zombies, made by the same film studio as Coraline.

Stop-motion Animation

How to Make and Share Creative Videos Using Clay, Paper, Post-its, Puppets ... and More

Author: Melvyn Ternan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435028

Category: Animated films

Page: 176

View: 8022

Packed with step-by-step tutorials and inside tips and advice from professional animators, Stop-motion Animation is the ultimate handbook for anyone seeking to explore the exciting possibilities afforded by stopmotion animation. With its highly accessible approach and use of inspirational, bang up-to-date examples, the book is guaranteed to appeal to a hip new generation of recreational animators, as well as artists, photographers, and creatives of all stripes seeking new outlets for their creativity. Combining a winning formula of practical instruction and creative inspiration, Stop-motion Animation examines a wide range of stop-motion techniques, covering traditional forms such as claymation and cut-out animation, as well as innovative new techniques that use everyday items such as Lego and post-it notes. Engaging interview-style case studies explore the work of some of today’s most exciting stop-motion practitioners, providing readers with an invaluable insight into their working processes, while detailed tutorials illustrate a range of both basic and more advanced techniques, from making a basic puppet to shooting with an iPhone. QR codes (readable from any smartphone) accompany each tutorial, linking directly to online videos which reveal the finished piece of animation, as well as to videos of digital tutorials which provide a moving screen capture. Readers will also learn easy post-production techniques for editing files and creating animated movies on both Macs and PCs.

Stop-motion Animation

Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Author: Barry JC Purves

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472539435

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 5316

Stop-motion Animation explores how all the elements of film-making – camera work, design, colour, lighting, editing, music and storytelling - come together in this unique art form. With tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of your films, and with examples from some of the masters of the craft, Barry Purves shows how to make the most of the movement, characters and stories that typify stop-motion. With dozens of beautiful new examples from around the world, this new edition includes a project in each chapter, with pointers on finding a story and characters, developing a script and storyboard, constructing puppets and dealing with the practicalities of film-making. These projects combine to lead you through the creation of your first one-minute stop-motion animation.

A Century of Stop Motion Animation

From Méliès to Aardman

Author: Ray Harryhausen,Tony Dalton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 9930

Examines the history of this film genre, from its origins in feature animation in the 1890s through the present day, with insight on the techniques used throughout the years, developments in technology, stills, photos, sketches, storyboards, and more. 17,500 first printing.

Stop-Motion Armature Machining

A Construction Manual

Author: Tom Brierton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786486632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 111

View: 8479

Stop-motion puppet animation is one of the most unusual and demanding art forms in the world. It uses a variety of skills, including design, sculpting, metal work, mold making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and acting, and can be seen in the simplest commercial spots on television to more complex animated shorts and science fiction and fantasy feature films. This work, with over 200 photographs and illustrations, demonstrates the construction of armatures for film industry stop-motion puppets and the technical aspects of how to machine metal into the desired shape. It describes in detail the milling machine and the metal lathe, the two main tools used in constructing the armature, other cutting tools, and how the anatomical makeup of the puppet determines the armature design. The book then examines the six main types of joints used in armature construction: the sandwich plate ball-and-socket joint, the ball-and-socket collet joint, the step-block ball-and-socket joint, the swivel joint, the hinge joint, and the universal joint. Also described are the different types of metals used in armature construction.

Frame-by-frame Stop Motion

The Guide to Non-traditional Animation Techniques

Author: Tom Gasek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240817281

Category: Computers

Page: 199

View: 8238

A comprehensive guide to stop motion animation without the focus on puppetry or model animation. With tips, tricks and hands-on exercises, Frame by Frame will help both experienced and novice filmmakers get the most effective results from this underutilized branch of animation.

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

Author: Emily Haynes

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452157014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 7550

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.

Cracking Animation

The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation

Author: Peter Lord,Brian Sibley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291993

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2461

Aardman Animations are, unquestionably, one of the biggest success stories in animated films: their masterpieces include Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, as well as much-loved characters such as Morph. Cracking Animation is entertaining, inspiring and essential reading for all Aardman enthusiasts, students of animation or anyone who wants to try making an animated film. This revised edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 7 looks in depth at the development and teamwork involved in a major animated film or television production, using The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as an exemplar, and Chapter 8 presents exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Aardman's most recent feature film, Shaun the Sheep the Movie. Packed with practical, fully illustrated and step-by-step descriptions of all the elements involved, this is quite simply the best publication on stop-motion animation.

Stop-motion Filmmaking

The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation

Author: Christopher Walsh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474268042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 5686

Based on a world-class curriculum and cutting-edge industry practices, Stop-Motion Filmmaking offers step-by-step instruction in everything from puppet making and studio set-up to animation and filmmaking. Reflecting exciting advancements in the medium, animator and educator Christopher Walsh focuses closely on digital filmmaking techniques, and offers specific instruction for creating 3D designed and printed puppet components as well as hand-crafted elements. The book is enriched by exclusive online content in the form of detailed tutorials and examples, and by dynamic sidebars and inserts. Further accented by interviews with leading professionals from both the independent and major studio worlds, Stop-Motion Filmmaking is designed for dedicated students of the art form, and provides invaluable training for any serious artist who is driven to bring frame-by-frame worlds to life through puppet animation.

The Art of Ray Harryhausen

Author: Ray Harryhausen,Tony Dalton,Peter Jackson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823084647

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 3384

Now available in paperback, The Art of Ray Harryhausen focuses on the lifetime of work that Harryhausen has preserved, much of which is published here for he first time. His collection includes preliminary sketches, elaborate drawings of key scenes, carefully plotted storyboards, and the models that were used in films. Harryhausen begins by exploring his early work and influences, then takes readers through projects divided by theme – fairy tales, dinosaurs and aliens, for example. This body of work lets readers discover how the artist develops an idea from his imagination to the breathtaking character that appears on the screen.

The Art of 3D

Computer Animation and Effects

Author: Isaac V. Kerlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471430360

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 9592

An updated, richly illustrated guide to creating 3D animation and special effects offers a step-by-step approach to the latest artistic and technical 3D animation techniques, taking readers through the entire process of creating a fully rendered 3D computer animation on any computer platform and covering such topics as multiple production pipelines, motion capture, image-based rendering, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Art in Motion, Revised Edition

Animation Aesthetics

Author: Maureen Furniss

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 3631

Art in Motion is the first comprehensive examination of the aesthetics of animation in its many forms. It gives an overview of the relationship between animation studies and media studies, then focuses on specific aesthetic issues concerning flat and dimensional animation, full and limited animation, and new technologies. A series of studies on abstract animation, audiences, representation, and institutional regulators is also included.

Design for Motion

Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

Author: Austin Shaw

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317607775

Category: Art

Page: 334

View: 5049

Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume, Austin Shaw covers all the principles any serious motion designer needs to know in order to make their artistic visions a reality and confidently produce compositions for clients, including: Illustration techniques Typography Compositing Cinematography Incorporating 3D elements Matte painting Concept development, and much more Lessons are augmented by illustrious full color imagery and practical exercises, allowing you to put the techniques covered into immediate practical context. Industry leaders and pioneers, including Karin Fong, Bradley G Munkowitz (GMUNK), Will Hyde, Erin Sarofsky, Danny Yount, and many more, contribute their professional perspectives, share personal stories, and provide visual examples of their work. Additionally, a robust companion website ( features project files, video tutorials, bonus PDFs, and rolling updates to keep you informed on the latest developments in the field.