Stop-motion animation : frame by frame film-making with puppets and models / Barry J C Purves.
By: Purves, BarryMaterial type: TextPublisher: London : Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014Edition: Second editionDescription: 227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472521903 (pbk.)Subject(s): Stop-motion animation films | PERFORMING ARTS / AnimationDDC classification: 777.7 LOC classification: TR897.6 | .P87 2014Other classification: PER017000
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Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Chapter 1: What is stop-motion?The beginnings The illusion of movement PhysicalityA continuous performance Special effects Wholly animated filmsProject 1: Find your styleChapter 2: Focusing the idea Stories and themes Approaching the story A change of perspective Out of the mouths of... talking umbrellas? Atmosphere and substance EconomicsProject 2: What's the story?Chapter 3: The puppetsTelling the story with puppets The physical puppet Telling characteristics Stylised movement Replacements 3D printingEyes Hands Puppet size Clay Other techniques Project 3: Find your leading man (or mouse)Chapter 4: PreparationsWorking with others Sets Costume ColourProject 4: Set the sceneChapter 5: Chapter Tools and techniques Practicalities The camera Apps and other low-cost optionsLighting Sound Dialogue Special effects EditingProject 5: Setting up and getting startedChapter 5: Movement and performanceAnimating on the set Lively movementHelping the movement PerformanceProject 6: Make it read!ConclusionA brief history of stop-motionPicture credits Acknowledgements.
"Stop-motion Animation teaches the skills required to develop as a creative stop-motion animator. It explores how all the elements of film-making - camera work, design, colour, lighting, editing, music and storytelling - come together in this unique art form. With advice on how to use the particular types of movement, characters and stories that typify stop-motion, this book is packed with tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of your stop-motion films, accompanied by illustrations and case studies demonstrating how film-making masters through the years have used it in feature films, short films and television. This second edition also introduces and explores two of the biggest innovations of recent years - at opposite ends of the industry. At the top-end, for film-makers with serious budgets, there is 3D printing in the creation of replacement parts for stop-motion characters while at the amateur/student end of the industry there are a variety of cheap, but effective, apps that can turn turn a smartphone into a mini stop-motion studio. The new edition also includes an extended project in each chapter, covering storytelling techniques, selecting an appropriate style, developing a character, set building and lighting, creating a performance and adding music. These projects combine to lead you through the creation of your first one-minute stop-motion animation"--