Stop Motion Animation: How to Make & Share Creative Videos

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Recent advances in technology--such as high-quality, easy-to-use cameras, free film editing software, and the popularity of YouTube and other video-hosting Web sites--have led to a revival of stop-motion animation. Despite the growing interest in this versatile art form, there are few resources offering guidance on the process. That's where this book comes in. Here, stop-motion master Melvyn Ternan offers practical instruction for a range of techniques. Readers will find--
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Overview


Recent advances in technology--such as high-quality, easy-to-use cameras, free film editing software, and the popularity of YouTube and other video-hosting Web sites--have led to a revival of stop-motion animation. Despite the growing interest in this versatile art form, there are few resources offering guidance on the process. That's where this book comes in. Here, stop-motion master Melvyn Ternan offers practical instruction for a range of techniques. Readers will find--
  • The basic principles of animation, including how to select and use equipment, props, and storyboards
  • A variety of stop-motion techniques using clay, Legos, paper, and other elements
  • Illustrated, step-by step tutorials along with QR codes linking to online videos of finished projects and more detailed instruction
  • Helpful post-production tips and advice for editing movies on both Mac and PC

With 600 full-color images throughout, filmmakers of all levels--from the young hobbyist to the professional animator--will find Stop Motion Animation to be an indispensable guide to mastering this visually stunning style of animation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438002552
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 275,103
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Melvyn Ternan teaches animation at Hallam University, U.K. He has worked in every discipline of animation and has a particular passion for stop-motion techniques.
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