Animating with Stop Motion Pro

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Computers - 220 pages
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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. Create professional stop motion animation immediately with detailed exercises at the companion website: http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Sawicki/stopmotion/. Integrate classic stop motion animation techniques with the latest stop motion software features.

* Develop the next Wallace and Gromit with ease and skill with the step by step tutorials and exercises; highlighting Stop Motion Pro 7.0 features like multi layered onion skinning, continuous preview, rotoscoping and frame averaging, motion control and audio synching.

* Create professional stop motion animation immediately with detailed exercises at the companion website: http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/Sawicki/stopmotion/. Integrate classic stop motion animation techniques with the latest stop motion software features.

* Amplyify your animations with the only certified Stop Motion Pro guide available; Re-visualize stop motion character movements, configure your camera and build armature rigs while creating dynamic animations.
 

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Contents

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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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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