Single frame film-making has been around as long as film itself. It is the ancestor to modern day special effects and animation. Despite its age-old practice, Single frame film making and stop-motion animation continues to influence media and culture with its magic. Current advances in technology and classic stop motion techniques, such as pixilation, time-lapse photography and down shooting have combined to form exciting new approaches. Tom Gasek’s Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion offers hands-on experience and various tricks, tips, and exercises to help strengthen skills and produce effective results. Interviews from experts in the field offer not only offer inspiration but also help readers learn how to apply skills and new applications. The companion website offers further instruction, recommended films, tools and resources for the both the novice and the expert.
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About the Author
Tom Gasek is an award winning stop motion director and character animator with over 27 years of professional experience. He started his career by winning a Student Academy Award with partner Malcolm Spaull for their animated version of Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter." Gasek earned his BFA from the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What are the Possibilities ?
Chapter 2: Shooting Frame by Frame
Chapter 3: Pixilation
Chapter 4: Time Lapse
Chapter 5: Cinematography, Lighting and Composition
Chapter 6: Objects, People & Places
Chapter 7: The Multiplane Down-shooter
Chapter 8: Collage (The Digital Advantage)
Chapter 9: Visual Rhythm
Chapter 10: A Sense of Drama
Chapter 11: Massaging Frames in the Edit
Chapter 12: Off to the Market