Author(s): John Cassidy & Nicholas Berger
Welcome to world of animation. It used to take an empire the size of the Magic Kingdom to make an animated film. Today, making movie magic with stop motion animation requires a laptop, a camera, and an internet connection. The Klutz Book of Animation is a complete how-to treatment of this newly accessible art form. It combines practical instruction and ready-to-shoot scripts. Real-life samples of all the projects are viewable online Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� the perfect marriage of book and web. Speaking of web, the software youÃ�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�ll need is available as a free download. Attached to the book is a piece of non-toxic plasticine clay and googly eyes, and punch-out card props inside the book. The book contains step-by-step instructions for shooting 20 stop motion videos. You need a PC or Mac computer, and a webcam/video cam of any kind.