1. A Brief History of Stop Motion
  2.     > 1890s
  3.     > 1900s
  4.     > 1920s
  5.     > 1930s
  6.     > 1940s
  7.     > 1950s
  8.     > 1960s
  9.     > 1970s
  10.     > 1980s
  11.     > 1990s
  12.     > 2000s
  13.     > 2010s
  14. Film Clips
  15.     > Methods of Deceleration
  16.     > Arcs and Spacing
  17.     > Arm Extension
  18.     > Make the Puppet Smash!
  19.     > Facial Expression - Amazement
  20.     > Basic Walk
  21.     > Lip Synching with Audio

Stop Motion Filmmaking by Christopher Walsh

Welcome to the companion website for Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation.

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.