Animating with Stop Motion Pro

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Overview

Animating with Stop Motion Pro? is the only certified, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0. Eliminate the guesswork and labor intensity of traditional stop motion capture. This invaluable resource provides you with the skills to fully optimize and customize Stop Motion Pro.7.0 to your own workflow. Featuring multilayered onion skinning, continuous preview, rotoscoping and audio synching, it's an essential buy for any budding stop motion creative. Single camera stop motion capture is as easy as the click of a mouse with over 20 detailed projects including how to build armature rigs, and tips that allow you to develop professional looking animations. Visit the companion website http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Sawicki/stopmotion/to explore further techniques, tips, tricks and animation inspiration.

Amplify your animations and apply professional stop motion animation techniques with the only Stop Motion Pro guide available.

Integrate classic stop motion animation techniques with the latest stop motion software features to create stunning animations with 20 in-depth projects.

Step-by-step tutorials and projects highlight Stop Motion Pro 7.0 features including onion skinning, continuous preview, audio synching and rotoscoping.

Configure your camera, build armature rigs with ease and breathe life into your characters while creating dynamic stop motion animations with Animating with Stop Motion Pro?.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240812199
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 1,443,830
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Sawicki is a camera man, artist, and actor. He has had many roles in the world of film, from teaching visual effects for over 15 years at the UCLA extension, authoring video programs on the art of clay animation, and being an independent stop motion animator on several MTV videos. He won an Emmy Certificate for his contribution to the television series, Star Trek while working as a cameraman for Illusion Arts. He won a Clio for his camera work while at Celestial Mechanics Incorporated. Mark is currently a digital colorist and effects camera supervisor at Custom Film Effects. A few of his recent films include Premonition, The Black Dahlia, 40 Year Old Virgin, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Animate Time 1

Chapter 2 Animate People 17

Chapter 3 Animate Objects 33

Chapter 4 Animate Voices 51

Chapter 5 Animate Puppets 73

Chapter 6 Animate Clay 93

Chapter 7 Animate Monsters 117

Chapter 8 Acting for Animation 137

Chapter 9 Sets for Animation 149

Chapter 10 Cameras for Animation 169

Chapter 11 Professional Techniques 189

Index 203

About the Author 219

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