Stop Motion Craft Skills for Model Animation

Author: Susannah Shaw
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113613509X
Format: PDF
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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.

Introduction to Media Production

Author: Gorham Kindem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136053220
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Media Production began years ago as an alternative text that would cover ALL aspects of media production, not just film or just tv or just radio. Kindem and Musburger needed a book that would show students how every form of media intersects with one another, and about how one needs to know the background history of how film affects video, and how video affects working in a studio, and ultimately, how one needs to know how to put it all together. Introduction to Media Production is the book that shows this intersection among the many forms of media, and how students can use this intersection to begin to develop their own high quality work. Introduction to Media Production is a primary source for students of media. Its readers learn about various forms of media, how to make the best use of them, why one would choose one form of media over another, and finally, about all of the techniques used to create a media project. The digital revolution has exploded all the former techniques used in digital media production, and this book covers the now restructured and formalized digital workflows that make all production processes by necessity, digital. This text will concentrate on offering students and newcomers to the field the means to become aware of the critical importance of understanding the end destination of their production as a part of pre-production, not the last portion of post production. Covering film, tv, video, audio, and graphics, the fourth edition of Introduction to Digital Media promises to be yet another comprehensive guide for both students of media and newcomers to the media industry.

The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons

Author: Nichola Dobson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461664020
Format: PDF, Docs
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The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on animators, directors, studios, techniques, films, and some of the best-known characters.

Filming the Fantastic

Author: Mark Sawicki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240809157
Format: PDF
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Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time. This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual effects shots on a budget, without falling into the common pitfall of using high-end computer graphics to “fix it in post.? Learn how to effectively photograph foreground miniatures, matte paintings, green screen set ups, miniatures, crowd replication, explosions, and so much more to create elements that will composite together flawlessly. Filming the Fantastic focuses on the art and craft of visual effects using real case scenarios from a visual effects cameraman. These lessons from the front line will give you ideas and insight so you can translate your skills into any situation, no matter what camera or software package you are using and no matter if you are using film or digital technology. Learn how to film your fantastic visual effects with this book! * Hundreds of full-color set photographs show you exactly how it's done * Includes step-by-step information on green screen setup * Real-world examples and exercises throughout

Animation Writing and Development

Author: Jean Ann Wright
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136144056
Format: PDF, ePub
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The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Stop Motion Animation

Author: Alexander Altendorfer
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958453732
Format: PDF, Docs
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  • Stop-Motion-Videos: von der Idee bis zur Veröffentlichung
  • Spezialeffekte: Springen, Schweben, Vertigo-Effekt, Feuer uvm.
  • Viele Anregungen und Ideen für eigene Filme

Stop Motion Animation wird nicht nur in Hollywood-Filmen und Zeichentrick-Serien eingesetzt – auch mit einfachem Equipment wie Smartphones oder Kompaktkameras kann jeder zu Hause kreative Videos erstellen. Da erwachen LEGO®-Figuren zum Leben, spielen Fußball oder stellen berühmte Filmszenen nach. Die Ergebnisse lassen sich z.B. auf YouTube bewundern, wo Hobbyfilmer ihre Werke mit einer aktiven Community teilen. Autor Alexander Altendorfer zeigt Ihnen in diesem praktischen Handbuch, wie Sie LEGO®-Filme (Brickfilme) von der Idee bis zur Veröffentlichung selber umsetzen. Mit filmischen Grundlagen zu Kameraeinstellungen, Bildkomposition und Framerates legt er den Grundstein. Dann geht’s los! Mit vielen Beispielbildern erklärt er den Setaufbau und zeigt anschaulich, wie aus den Fotos ein fertiger Film entsteht. Lassen Sie Ihre LEGO®-Figuren laufen, springen, schweben und reden. Nutzen Sie Kamerafahrten und -effekte, fließendes Wasser, flackerndes Lagerfeuer und vieles mehr. Die Nachbearbeitung der Filme wird sowohl für Windows- als auch Mac-Nutzer anhand kostenloser Programme anschaulich erläutert. Praktische Ideen-Kästen im Buch geben Ihnen zusätzlich zahlreiche Anregungen für eigene Filme.

Aus dem Inhalt:
  • Stop Motion im Überblick
  • Benötigtes Equipment
  • Ideen finden
  • Grundsätzliches zum Film
  • Drehbuch und Storyboard
  • Set bauen
  • Dreh, Kamerafahrten, Bewegungen der Figur
  • Spezialeffekte umsetzen:
    • Springen
    • Fliegen
    • Schweben
    • Bullet-Time-Effekt
    • Transparenzen
    • Mundbewegungen
    • Feuer
    • Wasser
    • Vertigo-Effekt
    • Pistolenschuss
  • Bilder zusammenfügen und Nachbearbeitung
  • Veröffentlichung

Animating with Stop Motion Pro

Author: Mark Sawicki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136135898
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Animating with Stop Motion Pro is comprehensive, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0 software. Gone are the days of stop motion guesswork and waiting to see the finalized result of your meticulous, labor intensive animations. With the push of a mouse button and the Stop Motion Pro software, animators have ten times the capability of simple camera stop motion capture. Re-visualize stop motion character movements, graph these movements and composite characters into a flawless animations with the techniques and step by step tutorials featured in Animating with Stop Motion Pro. Detailed exercises allow you to develop professional animations with the included free trial of Stop Motion Pro 7.0.