Introduction. 1. History of Stop-Motion Feature Films. 2. An Interview with Screen Novelties. 3. Building Puppets. 4. Digital Cinematography. 5. An Interview with Pete Kozachik, ASC. 6. An Interview with Trey Thomas. 7. Character Animation. 8. An Interview with Bronwen Kyffin. 9. Visual Effects. 10. An Interview with Larry Bafia and Webster Colcord. 11. An Interview with Marc Spess. 12. An Interview with Ryan McColluch. 13. An Interview with Justin & Shel Rasch. Bibliography. Index.
Ken A. Priebe has a BFA from University of Michigan and a classical animation certificate from Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts). He teaches stop-motion animation courses at VanArts and the Academy of Art University Cybercampus and has worked as a 2D animator on several games and short films for Thunderbean Animation, Bigfott Studios, and his own independent projects. Ken has participated as a speaker and volunteer for the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter and is founder of the Breath of Life Animation Festival, an annual outreach event of animation workshops for children and their families. He is also a filmmaker, writer, puppeteer, animation historian, and author of the book "The Art of Stop-Motion Animation." Ken lives near Vancouver, BC, with his graphic-artist wife Janet and their two children, Ariel and Xander.