Beginner's Guide to Animation: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
To beginners, making an animated movie can seem like voodoo magic. And in fact, until
recently, animation was expensive and time-consuming. But 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 makes 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.
Reader L. Knomad says, "I bought this book for my 11 year old son who has been
interested in Stop Motion Animation for quite some time. It was a good choice. This
book answered his questions about software and cameras. It has very good advice for
setting up a small animation studio (which we will be doing next week). It has
chapters on a variety of animation techniques from traditional clay animation,
to puppets, to sand. It gave him some ideas he wouldn't have thought up on his own.
What this book covers:
• Sand animation
• Cut-out animation
• 3D animation
• Stop-motion animation
• Puppet animation
• Making props and sets
• Developing a storyboard
• Making a film
• Free stuff
• Plus much more ...
Manuel C. Hernandez of Deer River, MN says, "Mary Murphy put together an absolutely
wonderful book. It is not only a great book for instruction (for self or group), but an
absolute joy to read. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to start
animation or claymation. I find it fundamental to instructing young teens as well as
younger children. I was stunned at the price! (BUY THIS BOOK!)
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