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Title:
Stop motion : craft skills for model animation
Author:
Shaw, Susannah.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Focal Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780240516592
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting equipped
Getting animated
Keep it simple - developing your story
Coat hangers for armatures
Model makers - the professionals
Four walls and a sky - set and props
Recording dialogue/lip sync/editing sound
The mechanics of movement - animation
The mechanics of performance
Recording and/or filming
Completing the story
Getting the job - the business of animation
Useful websites
Animation festivals
Animation training
Suppliers
Bibliography/filmographies