Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

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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 most commonly used camera for animation is the Mitchell, an old live action camera that has been heavily modified for ... These are supplementary lenses, useful on miniature sets, that come ranging from 1 4 diopter to a A¾2 diopter, ... This is also useful for manual video cameras, but on the whole not necessary for basic video and digital recording, ... video/DV. domestic. analogue. video. The home video camera/camcorder is great for starting out, relatively cheap and simple to use.

Title:Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation
Author:Susannah Shaw
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-09-10


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