Cracking Animation

Cracking Animation : The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation

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Aardman Animations are, unquestionably, one of the biggest success stories in animated films: their masterpieces include Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, as well as much-loved characters such as Morph. Cracking Animation is entertaining, inspiring and essential reading for all Aardman enthusiasts, students of animation or anyone who wants to try making an animated film. This revised edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 7 looks in depth at the development and teamwork involved in a major animated film or television production, using The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as an exemplar, and Chapter 8 presents exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Aardman's most recent feature film, Shaun the Sheep the Movie. Packed with practical, fully illustrated and step-by-step descriptions of all the elements involved, this is quite simply the best publication on stop-motion animation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 233 x 248 x 22.86mm | 1,200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and expanded edition
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0500291993
  • 9780500291993
  • 246,771

Table of contents

Foreword * Introduction * The Medium * 1. Basic Needs * 2. Simple Techniques * 3. Models and Modelmaking * 4. Set Design and Making * 5. Animation and Performance * 6. CGI-computer generated imagery * 7. Making a Film * A Career in Animation * Filmography and Bibliography
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'Something of an addictive read' - Screentrade Magazine 'Revealing ... the fact that the book serves as a great compendium of images from our favourite shorts and movies is just icing on the cake' - Animation Magazine 'I wish this book had been written in the Seventies when I started experimenting with animation' - Nick Park, CBE
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About Peter Lord

Peter Lord is the founder of Aardman Animations. Brian Sibley is the author of numerous books, including The Disney Studio Story and Shadowlands: The Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.
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