Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion: The Guide to Non-Puppet Photographic Animation Techniques, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion

The Guide to Non-Puppet Photographic Animation Techniques, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Tom Gasek

CRC Press

249 pages

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pub: 2017-05-22
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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.

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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games