# Develop the next Wallace and Gromit with ease and skill with the step by step tutorials and exercises; highlighting Stop Motion Pro 7.0 features like multi layered onion skinning, continuous preview, rotoscoping and frame averaging, motion control and audio synching.
# Create professional stop motion animation immediately with the included Stop Motion Pro software on the accompanying DVD; integrate classic stop motion animation techniques with the latest stop motion software features.
# Amplyify your animations with the only certified Stop Motion Pro guide available; Re-visualize stop motion character movements, configure your camera and build armature rigs while creating dynamic animations.
Animating with Stop Motion Pro is comprehensive, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0 software. Gone are the days of stop motion guesswork and waiting to see the finalized result of your meticulous, labor intensive animations. With the push of a mouse button and the Stop Motion Pro software, animators have ten times the capability of simple camera stop motion capture. Re-visualize stop motion character movements, graph these movements and composite characters into a flawless animations with the techniques and step by step tutorials featured in Animating with Stop Motion Pro. Detailed exercises allow you to develop professional animations with the included free trial of Stop Motion Pro 7.0.
Novice and Intermediate stop motion animators, model makers, animated filmmakers and students.
The Camera Sees Motion; Animation Yourself with Pixelation; Animating Everyday Objects, George Pal and Replacement Animation; Jiri Trynka, Starivitch and the birth of Puppet Animation; Art Clokey, Wil Vinton and Clay Animation; Willis O'Brien, Ray Harryhausen and the birth of Dynamation; Animator as Actor; Set Construction; Camera and Lighting; Pre and Post Production; High End Techniques.
By Mark Sawicki, Mark Sawicki is a camera man, artist, and actor. He has had many roles in the world of film, from teaching visual effects for over 15 years at the UCLA extension, authoring video programs on the art of clay animation, and being an independent stop motion animator on several MTV videos. He won an Emmy Certificate for his contribution to the television series, Star Trek while working as a cameraman for Illusion Arts. He won a Clio for his camera work while at Celestial Mechanics Incorporated. Mark is currently a digital colorist and effects camera supervisor at Custom Film Effects. A few of his recent films include Premonition, The Black Dahlia, 40 Year Old Virgin, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.