1st Edition

Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance

By Barry Purves Copyright 2007

    Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance.

    And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.

    PASSION: Magicians - The Animation Trick; Timing and continuity; Making It Read; Puppets; Responses to Stop Motion; PROCESS: Starting Somewhere; Texture; Storytelling; Moving On From The Script; Crossover Techniques; Cut Outs; Sand; Claymation; Storyboards, Animatics, Previz; Sets And Design; Props; Colour; Costume; PERFORMANCE: Animating; Acting; Body Language; Humour; Illusion Of Movement; Designing Puppets To Act; Facial Mechanics; Staging; Editing; Music; Directing; Career



    "This is a must-have book for anyone interested in the art of animation and I urge you to buy it and see for yourself what a feast for the eyes and the intellect it is!" .. World Animation Journal