Stopmotion is an incredibly fun, hands on way to make amazing films, using simple software, inexpensive equipment, and stuff that s already lying around your house Stopmotion Explosion will have you making your first stopmotion film within minutes of picking up the book It s that easy Stopmotion has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, as the tools required are now widely available to anyone with a story to tell Filmmakers, animators, and artists have reached new levels of visual creativity using Stopmotion Explosion s techniques Now you too can join the revolution Unlike traditional cel and 3D animation, which both require a high level of artistry and technical skill, stopmotion films can be made by nearly anyone Using Stopmotion Explosion s techniques, stopmotion films have been made by animators as young as 8 with adult supervision Stopmotion Explosion contains 292 pages of example projects, hundreds of illustrations, and detailed step by step instructions for screenwriting, video editing, animating, audio recording and video processing software, no prior expertise required HISTORY Learn stopmotion science through an illustrated history of film and animation See how stopmotion was first used in the special effects industry Learn how stopmotion solved a heated debate among artists, and changed the way paintings were created forever ANIMATION Make animations with inexpensive webcams, digital point and shoot cameras, and digital camcorders Learn how to adjust camera settings to achieve the best image, and what features to look for in a stopmotion camera See breakdowns of walk, run, and speech animations Build your own wire stopmotion armature, and learn about some of the best toys to animate Animate intense battle sequences with frame by frame breakdowns of roundhouse kicks, uppercuts, and punches Add gigantic explosions, gunfire, laser blasters, lightsabers and rocket launch effects Make your characters fly like Superman with special flying rigs and photo editing magic Complete instructions for two stopmotion programs Grab frames from your camera, preview your animations and make detailed tweaks using onion skinning Export movie files that can be edited and uploaded to YouTube STORYTELLING Ready to go movie ideas, story mashups, and proven techniques for creating memorable characters Learn how to write for film and draw storyboards Adapt scenes from your favorite films and video games Use your screenplays and storyboards to plan camera angles, design sets, build characters, even organize your files while animating AUDIO Record great sounding audio and character voices, then enhance and morph your sounds using hundreds of audio effects and free recording software SETS LIGHTING Build stopmotion movie sets using household items and construction toys Light your sets Hollywood style with three point lighting techniques, desk lamps, clip lights, flashlights, lasers, and colored cellophane CINEMATOGRAPHY Add punch to your animations with our illustrated guide to image composition, Learn about the rule of thirds, the rule of triangles, depth of field, and the differences between standard and widescreen video frames VIDEO EDITING Edit your animation, combine multiple video files, and add video effects, transitions, sounds, titles, and rolling credits using free video editing software Quickly perform common stopmotion tasks, such as transforming a series of still images into a video file, learn the best settings for encoding online video, and definitions of common digital video terms and technology Start your own movie studio with Stopmotion Explosion today...
|Title||:||Stopmotion Explosion: Animate Anything and Make Movies- Epic Films for $20 or Less|
|Publisher||:||Stopmotion Explosion March 17, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||294 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Stopmotion Explosion: Animate Anything and Make Movies- Epic Films for $20 or Less Reviews
I spent a lot of time researching books on the topic of Stop Motion Animation before I purchased this book because I wanted a stop motion book that specifically covered Lego stop motion animation. Well, if brick films are the type of films you want to create then look no further! Not only did this book cover Lego minifigs but also Stikfa characters, which are basically small, super-poseable figures with interchangeable parts. This book does an excellent job of covering all the topics related to pre and post movie production such as; creating story ideas, scriptwriting, story boarding, set design, filming, editing, video presentation and uploading. It doesn't overload you with too much theory or detail but give just enough to get you in the right direction and help you perfect your skills. It also covered in nice detail different types of cameras, lighting configurations, and composition "camera angles, focus, frame size, etc". Nate then
It is immediately apparent that this book is a labor of love for Nate Eckerson. And it is equally apparent that Eckerson knows what he is talking about with regard to creating stop motion animations. He features Leo mini-figures, although he also talks about Stifkas and armature-based figures.
If you have someone interested in Stop Motion animation, I would get them this book. Especially so for a young person, teen or young adult. Nate Eckerson did a fantastic job on this book. He covers all the basics of stop motion. He shows you how to build an armature, how to use Lego, how to write a script, how to create story ideas, how to build sets, he discusses lighting and cameras, he discusses free software available and there is so much more. He also invites you to send an email if you have issues with a piece of free software at his website. I was having problems and he immediately responding with a solution to my problem. If you need one book, one basic book to get you started and give you a good foundation to work from, this is the book. It is reasonably priced and a good place to start your creative stop motion film adventure.
First off let me say this book is helpful in giving you some tips in stopmotion but if you're already started than you may find it lacking what you need. The book will give you some useful information to get you started and some great ideas with free programs that will help you along the way. It is broken down very simple and I think most people will follow it really quickly and set it to the side. It doesn't get into much of the technical side of stopmotion but it will get you started in making simple movies and eventually as you get better the tips will help you make more complicated ones.
I bought this for my son for Christmas. He is into stop motion movies and I thought he might enjoy a book about it. This book is fantastic. He has picked up some ingenious tips and was so excited to use the stuff he learned! It was really cool to see him get more interested in something and to find a good book that was actually useful! His little movies have gone to a completely higher level because of this book. I am happy, he is happy, we are all happy! Yea!