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Cracking Animation [Paperback]

Peter Lord , Brian Sibley , Nick Park
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Nov. 16 2010
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 effective characters, a storyboard, sets, and eventually make an entire film. In this new edition, the section on CGI has been updated, and the chapter on Making a Film has been completely overhauled to bring out the difference in structure, thinking and technique when applied to scripting, characterization, short films, television work, advertising and feature films. For fans and enthusiasts of all ages, as well as for serious students of animation, this book is not only a lot of fun it is essential reading.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful March 9 2013
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It's a good book to read, a lot of pages with a lot of pictures, all in color. Realy cool!
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By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This is sort of a behind-the-scenes book that looks at animation production inside the famous Aardman Studios, creators of successful Wallace and Gromit films, Chicken Run and others.

The perspective is that of Aardman Studios so this book focuses on stop-motion animation. The 3-D in the title means the physical 3D, the actual construction of stuff, as compared to computer generated 3D (only a small section is on that).

The book starts with a long but interesting history of animation, right from the day stop motion was used for films up to the recent releases for Aardman Studios.

The second part jumps into the more technical side of making animation. There are chapters on basic clay animation, model makings, set designs, animating movements and expressions and using CGI. These are all furnished with lots of great pictures and insightful commentary from the staff. It's difficult not to marvel at the ingenuity behind making these animation. There are explanation on the camera tricks used, on how to create enduring characters on paper and in clay, and other production stories.

The final part looks at film making in depth, from scripting to animating, including thoughts given to creating other related content like games and websites. Several films were used as mini case studies, such as the early Peter Lord's Adam, Curse of the Were-rabbit, Chicken Run and other lesser known films.

This is a very insightful book on stop-motion animation, and on how Aardman Studios make theirs. Recommended to fans and enthusiasts.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful book on stop-motion animation, and on how Aardman Studios make theirs March 14 2011
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is sort of a behind-the-scenes book that looks at animation production inside the famous Aardman Studios, creators of successful Wallace and Gromit films, Chicken Run and others.

The perspective is that of Aardman Studios so this book focuses on stop-motion animation. The 3-D in the title means the physical 3D, the actual construction of stuff, as compared to computer generated 3D (only a small section is on that).

The book starts with a long but interesting history of animation, right from the day stop motion was used for films up to the recent releases for Aardman Studios.

The second part jumps into the more technical side of making animation. There are chapters on basic clay animation, model makings, set designs, animating movements and expressions and using CGI. These are all furnished with lots of great pictures and insightful commentary from the staff. It's difficult not to marvel at the ingenuity behind making these animation. There are explanation on the camera tricks used, on how to create enduring characters on paper and in clay, and other production stories.

The final part looks at film making in depth, from scripting to animating, including thoughts given to creating other related content like games and websites. Several films were used as mini case studies, such as the early Peter Lord's Adam, Curse of the Were-rabbit, Chicken Run and other lesser known films.

This is a very insightful book on stop-motion animation, and on how Aardman Studios make theirs. Recommended to fans and enthusiasts.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same book as Creating 3D Animation April 28 2011
By Stop Motion Maniac - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book, Cracking Animation, is the same book as Creating 3D Animation except that Cracking is a newer edition. The old edition is 224 pages and this newer edition is 240 pages because it contains the, CGI-Computer Generated Imagery and A Career in Animation chapters. I love the Aardman books because they are some of the most process detailed in Stop Motion book titles. They also do a great job of printing in their titles. Highly recommended for animators.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book for anyone interested in animation July 5 2014
By Donn - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book for anyone interested in animation, specifically stopmotion. I will let you know that it is very catered toward stop motion, as in almost only.
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually a new one Dec 22 2013
By Yunjing Li - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Actually a new book! A good book for learn stop motion animation. I like it very much! And Nice print
5.0 out of 5 stars Learned so much July 1 2013
By K.L.Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
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Our daughter is very creative and always doing some kind of film but her favorite is Stop Motion Animation. The book has a plethora if incite and info to help create your own Stop Motion film.
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