The only book anyone will need to create a stop-motion film, Stop-Motion Filmmaking offers step-by-step instruction in everything from puppet making and studio set-up to animation and filmmaking. Reflecting exciting advancements in the medium, animator and educator Christopher Walsh focuses closely on digital filmmaking techniques, and offers specific instruction for creating 3D designed and printed puppet components as well as hand-crafted elements. The book is enriched by exclusive online content including film clips as well as an annotated timeline giving a brief history of stop-motion.
Key features include:
- Approximately 400 colour stills and behind-the-scenes images from major feature films like Boxtrolls and Frankenweenie alongside specially created photographs illustrating the walkthroughs, sample projects and exercises
- Interviews with independent filmmakers and practitioners from major studios discussing the many roles within the stop-motion industry
- Step-by-step instructions through the intricacies of armature construction, the fabrication of sets and props, costume design and much more, through to film distribution and exhibition
Start browsing the companion website for additional resources, including a brief history of stop motion, and film clips to illustrate the lessons in the book.