- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (July 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598632442
- ISBN-13: 978-1598632446
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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!)
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.