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- Make one-of-a-kind Minecraft films!
- The Minecraft Animation Studio combines real-life objects with a mobile app so that kids can direct their own beginnings and endings
- Use your mobile device to aim and shoot then swap out environments to tell a different story
- Create, share, and show off your animations with other fans of Minecraft
- Includes 1 movie stage, 6 different backgrounds, 3 exclusive mini-figures, a device holder, and over 18 other accessories
Create one-of-a-kind animations using the Minecraft Animation Studio! Inspired by the virtual game, this exciting toolkit comes with everything you need to make your favorite characters come to life. Choose from one of six iconic environments to set the stage for your movie then use the...
Helpful Books & Magazines:
The LEGO Animation BookNo Starch Press. 2016
Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation — no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: *Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures *Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors *Design sets for animation — make three buildings look like an entire city! *Light, frame, and capture consistent photos *Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales *Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks *Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!
Learn how to make stop-motion videos like a professional. Using tips and tricks from the experts, discover 2-D and 3-D techniques with puppets, clay-modelling, morphing and pixilation. From storyboarding to the editing suite, you'll find everything you need to know inside this mini stage set box.
Animation Lab for Kids
Introduce kids to stop-motion animation and animated filmmaking. Animation is everywhere--from movies and TV to apps and video games--and today's tech-savvy kids know all about it. With the accessibility and ease of use of cameras and video-editing software, people of all ages are learning how to make stop-motion animation. In "Animation Lab for Kids," artists, teachers, and authors Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink present exciting, fun, hands-on projects that teach kids a range of animation techniques. From the classic zoetrope, flip book, and cel methods (which don't require any devices or technology) to different methods of shooting, the lessons require no previous experience for either child or adult. Experimenting with a variety of art materials (drawing, clay, and paper cut-outs), young animators will learn to plan a film through writing, storyboarding, and creating sets. The book also features helpful and informative sidebars on the history of the early animation techniques as well as the inspiring work of innovative and influential animators, including Kirsten Lepore, PES, Hailey Morris, and William Kentridge. The authors are co-founders and lead teachers of The Good School, an arts-education school that cultivates and combines traditional art-making skills and the technologies involved in stop-motion animation filmmaking. They teach animation techniques at camps, schools, and events, including the New York International Children's Film Festival.
Brick FlicksSkyhorse Publishing, Inc.. 2014
Turn your bricks into blockbusters with this movie-making guide! You’ve seen the smash-hit film; now it’s time to step into the director’s chair and make your own. Forget big budgets, A-list movie stars, and exotic locations—this comprehensive guide will show you how to make a stop-motion movie using little more than a camera, a computer, and your own LEGO collection. From picking out the right gear, planning a story, and setting up shots, to animating minifigures, editing, and promoting your film online, Brick Flicks has enough tips and tricks to turn a popcorn prentice and into an Oscar-worthy wizard. Along with a brief history of Brickfilms, official LEGO shows, movies, and associated products, and a wealth of knowledge and expertise from some of the most popular Brickfilms producers out there, this is a must-have purchase for any budding directors, young or old, who want to turn their box of bricks into flicks.
Innovation in Public LibrariesChandos Publishing. 2017
Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries’ successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries. Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries
Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the ProsCengage Learning. 2017
More and more musicians are constructing home studios as a cost-effective solution to creating and producing music in a commercial studio. "Home Recording Construction: Build It Like the Pros" presents a simple, step-by-step plan for constructing a home
The Art of Kubo and the Two StringsChronicle Books. 2016
From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.
The Animator's Survival KitMacmillan. 2012
The Academy Award-winning artist behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? draws on his master instruction classes to demonstrate essential techniques required of animators of any skill level or method, in an updated edition that provides expanded coverage of such topics as animal gaits and live action. Simultaneous.
Stop-Motion Armature MachiningMcFarland. 2002
Stop-motion puppet animation is one of the most unusual and demanding art forms in the world. It uses a variety of skills, including design, sculpting, metal work, mold making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and acting, and can be seen in the simplest commercial spots on television to more complex animated shorts and science fiction and fantasy feature films. This work, with over 200 photographs and illustrations, demonstrates the construction of armatures for film industry stop-motion puppets and the technical aspects of how to machine metal into the desired shape. It describes in detail the milling machine and the metal lathe, the two main tools used in constructing the armature, other cutting tools, and how the anatomical makeup of the puppet determines the armature design. The book then examines the six main types of joints used in armature construction: the sandwich plate ball-and-socket joint, the ball-and-socket collet joint, the step-block ball-and-socket joint, the swivel joint, the hinge joint, and the universal joint. Also described are the different types of metals used in armature construction.
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