Tag Archives: instruction

Stop Motion Handbook by Craig Lauridsen

Fast track the learning curve to making your own stop motion movies. It’s fun, it’s crazy, it’s addictive. The Stop Motion Handbook leads you through simple and robust processes helping both beginner and amateur animators make good decisions when creating stop motion movies.

Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation

The multiple Oscar-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit show you how to make your own successful animation films in a new, thoroughly revised edition of this acclaimed book. Peter Lord co-founder of Aardman guides the reader through the entire process of 3D animation, culminating in a practical, fully illustrated step-by-step description of how to create… Read More »

Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance

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… Read More »

Basics Animation 04: Stop-motion Barry Purves

Basics Animation: Stop-motion teaches the skills required to develop as a creative stop-motion animator or articulated puppet maker. It explores how all the elements of film-making camera work, design, colour, lighting, editing, music and storytelling come together in this unique art form. Students will learn to use and exploit the particular types of movement, characters… Read More »

Walt Disney Animation Studios – The Archive Series: Design

Whether it consists of quick sketches on a paper napkin, elaborate paintings in oil or watercolous or dazzling computer renderings, the unparalleled creative process of Disney artists is here collected and showcased. Among the incredible talents featured are Albert Hurter, Disney legend Joe Grant, Gustaf Tenggren and many more. Third in The Walt Disney Animation… Read More »

Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures – Volume 1

Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection, each volume sold separately, of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age… Read More »

Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures – Volume 2

Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection, each volume sold separately, of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age… Read More »

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation

This book traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney’s style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters. For anyone who wants to understand how classical animation works this is simply the best book available. Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnstone were masters in… Read More »