Stop-motion animation frame by frame film-making with puppets and models /

"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 parti...

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Main Author: Purves, Barry.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London : Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014.
Physical Description: 228 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Edition: Second edition.
Series: Basics animation.
Table of Contents:
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  • 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.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • What is stop-motion?
  • The beginnings
  • The illusion of movement
  • Physicality
  • A continuous performance
  • Special effects
  • Wholly animated films
  • A one-minute film: The story
  • Focusing the idea
  • Art and truth
  • Externalizing internal thoughts
  • Stories and themes
  • Them and us
  • Approaching the story
  • A change of perspective
  • Out of the mouths of... talking umbrellas?
  • Economics
  • A one-minute film: Who and where?
  • The puppets
  • Telling the story with puppets
  • The physical puppet
  • Telling characteristics
  • Stylized movement
  • Heads and replacements
  • Eyes
  • Hands
  • Puppet size
  • Clay
  • Other techniques
  • A one-minute film: Getting ready
  • Preparations
  • Working with others
  • Storyboards
  • Sets
  • Costume
  • Colour
  • A one-minute film: Practical puppets
  • Tools and techniques
  • Practicalities
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Dialogue
  • On-set effects
  • Editing
  • A one-minute film: Filming
  • Movement and performance
  • Animating on the set
  • Puppet design and movement
  • Helping the movement
  • Performance
  • A one-minute film: Putting it together
  • Conclusion
  • A brief history of stop-motion.