Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation

How to Make and Share Creative Videos

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to stop-motion animation covers offers illustrated, step-by-step tutorials for drawing storyboards and creating sets, introduces a variety of stop-motion techniques, and showcases the work of professional animators.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Recent advances in technology--such as high-quality, easy-to-use cameras, free film editing software, and the popularity of YouTube and other video-hosting Web sites--have led to a revival of stop-motion animation. Despite the growing interest in this versatile art form, there are few resources offering guidance on the process. That's where this book comes in. Here, stop-motion master Melvyn Ternan offers practical instruction for a range of techniques. Readers will find--

  • The basic principles of animation, including how to select and use equipment, props, and storyboards
  • A variety of stop-motion techniques using clay, Legos, paper, and other elements
  • Illustrated, step-by step tutorials along with QR codes linking to online videos of finished projects and more detailed instruction
  • Helpful post-production tips and advice for editing movies on both Mac and PC

    With 600 full-color images throughout, filmmakers of all levels--from the young hobbyist to the professional animator--will findStop Motion Animation to be an indispensable guide to mastering this visually stunning style of animation.


  • Publisher: Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2013
    Edition: First edition for North America and the Philippines
    ISBN: 9781438002552
    1438002556
    Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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