- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (July 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598632442
- ISBN-13: 978-1598632446
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #847,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation 1st Edition
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The images are in full color and the book comes with a disk of animation examples to help the reader see final animations of characters within the book. Pretty much everything you need to understand how to animate, create puppets, find a camera, time animation, use exposure sheets, light and finish your film is in the book. It definitely belongs on the bookshelf of every stop motion animator.
However,basic and rough exercises through the book (and the CD-ROM)are useful enough for any stop- motion beginner to keep him/her motivated without expecting outrageous results.
The book offers also some interesting data through the appendix section. I believe it's a good starting reference, but not outstanding alone.
If you are interested for more in depth stop-motion references, check this other titles available from amazon. I believe you wont be decieved:
*Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation) (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation) by Susannah Shaw.
(Full of average difficulty stop-motion tips and exercises)
* Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance by Barry J C Purves
(A really passionate book about stop-motion, its origins and particular procedures through case studies and interviews. Fully recommended-)
There are a great number of commercial stop-motion DVDs through amazon U.S., but I really would like to recommend this less commercial title from amazon UK. I really hope it's still available by the time you read this (you could still find it in other european websites with international shipping services, but I believe this kind of information is banned in amazon):
*Peter & The Wolf - Sergei Prokofiev
DVD ~ Suzie Templeton
(A must have!)
Hats off to this author!!! Now -- in persuit those who are serious in entrepreneurial venture, or hobby.