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Beginner's Guide to Animation
Item #: 9211
Grades 4-13+
A great accompaniment to Stop Motion Pro, Mary Murphy's Beginner's Guide to Animation shows you how easy and fun it can be to animate your own stop motion films. This student-friendly book covers everything you need to know to get started!

Topics covered:
  • Setting Up / Choosing the right tools
  • Sand Animation
  • Claymation
  • Cut-Out Animation
  • Pixilation
  • 2-D Animation
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Plus more!


Publisher's Description:
To beginners, making an animated movie can seem like voodoo magic. And in fact, until recently, animation was expensive and time-consuming. But now, now, with the help of Beginner’s Guide to Animation, anyone can make animated movies, using a digital camera, basic software, and a computer. The book begins with an illustrated guide to setting up a simple animation studio at home, including a list of essential items. Then new animators hit the ground running with six innovative, instructive projects designed to develop technical skills and explore the potential of animation. A full collection of scannable templates make it even easier to get started and to finish up. Tips, tricks, and clear instructions on editing, scoring, even making your own show reels and shorts make this the complete one-volume guide to amazing friends and family–and everyone on YouTube!–with great I-made-it-myself animation.

Details:
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (October 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823099229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823099221
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
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