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Let’s get animated! Included in this appealing boxed set is everything you need to create a stop-motion movie using your cell phone or digital camera.
Do you know how to build a storyboard? Design a character? What does the action of "squash and stretch" have to do with making animation look realistic? From hand-drawn sequences to 3-D models, from lighting a set to using a variety of camera shots, Animation Studio offers expert tips to help kids transform a series of still images into an original animated movie. Its special features include: A mini stage set A press-out puppet monster with movable parts Press-out props Storyboard samples and sheets An engaging animation handbook
About the Author
Helen Piercy runs animation workshops in schools and communities throughout London, working with children of all ages and abilities. She directed an animated short narrated by Alan Rickman that was screened as part of Sky Arts’ Shakespeare season. Her clients include the World Wildlife Fund, BBC Radio One, London Fashion Week, and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
The kit includes a fold-out stage, props, sets and storyboards, all with irresistible artwork, plus some cool tools from animation history: a zoetrope drum and a thaumatrope. The colorful handbook gives storytelling tips, advice on editing and complete how-tos. —BookPage Children's Corner
An ideal Christmas gift for creative children...fabulous —Bath Magazine
A beautifully illustrated animation set —The Independent (UK)