Stop Motion Armature Machining

Author: Tom Brierton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486632
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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.

Stop Motion Puppet Sculpting

Author: Tom Brierton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489537
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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 explains research and design of puppets, and details the fabrication of stop-motion puppets around a metal armature skeleton using the build up and foam injection processes. The former technique uses pre-cut blocks of foam formed with a pair of scissors or other instrument into the shape desired and attaching them to the armature. In the latter technique, the character is sculpted in clay over the armature. This clay sculpture is then replaced with foam by using a plaster mold and injection gun techniques. Finishing techniques described include the making of hair, eyes, eyelids, teeth, horns, nails, and chitinous (insect-shell-like) surfaces. The manual also covers the process of creating replacement heads using rubber molds (such as RTV) and urethane castings. A glossary and bibliography complete the extensively illustrated work.

Stop Motion Filmmaking

Author: Christopher Walsh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474268056
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Based on a world-class curriculum and cutting-edge industry practices, Stop Motion Filmmaking offers step-by-step instruction in everything from puppet making and studio set-up to animation and filmmaking. Reflecting exciting advancements in the medium, animator and educator Christopher Walsh focuses closely on digital filmmaking techniques, and offers specific instruction for creating 3D designed and printed puppet components as well as hand-crafted elements. The book is enriched by exclusive online content in the form of detailed tutorials and examples, and by dynamic sidebars and inserts. Further accented by interviews with leading professionals from both the independent and major studio worlds, Stop Motion Filmmaking is designed for dedicated students of the art form, and provides invaluable training for any serious artist who is driven to bring frame-by-frame worlds to life through puppet animation.

Stop Motion Filming And Performance

Author: Tom Brierton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786424176
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Stop-motion animation has long been perceived as a technical practice rather than a creative, demanding art. Though stop-motion requires considerable technical knowledge, it also involves aesthetics and artistry that go beyond the technician's realm. Just as important as puppet mechanics are lighting, filters, lenses, camera angle and placement, and dramatic pose and movement. This manual is a complete guide to the aesthetics of stop-motion animation. Information is organized in an intuitive, easy-to-use structure, following the order an animator uses in setting up and then executing a scene. The first half concentrates on the aesthetics of lighting and cameras, a primary concern in any shot, with details of camera placement, various lenses and myriad lighting techniques. The second half deals with the process of performance art, an oft-overlooked aspect of stop-motion animation. Included is a commentary on body language, facial expression, gesture, movement and emotion--key concepts that are exemplified through the acting process. The work also offers an introduction to narrative form and a glossary of related terms.

The Art Of Stop Motion Animation

Author: Ken A. Priebe
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9781598632446
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Describes the history and techniques of stop-motion animation.

Materials Selection In Mechanical Design Das Original Mit Bersetzungshilfen

Author: Michael F. Ashby
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827417626
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Das englischsprachige, weltweit anerkannte Standardwerk zur Werkstoffauswahl - als neuer Buchtyp speziell für die Bedürfnisse deutschsprachiger Leser angepasst! Der Zusatznutzen, den dieses Buch bietet ist das Lesen und Lernen im englischen Original zu erleichtern und gleichzeitig in die spezielle Fachterminologie einzuführen und zwar durch: - Übersetzungshilfen in der Randspalte zur Fachterminologie und zu schwierigen normalsprachlichen Ausdrücken - Ein zweisprachiges Fachwörterbuch zum raschen Nachschlagen

Ein Vampir Und Gentleman

Author: Lynsay Sands
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802585550
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Seit sie durch ein Versehen in eine Vampirin verwandelt wurde, schläft Elvi Black in einem Sarg, meidet die Sonne und verzichtet auf Knoblauch. Sonst hat sie allerdings keine Ahnung, was es eigentlich heißt, eine Vampirin zu sein. Als ihre Nachbarn für sie eine Anzeige in die Zeitung setzen, trifft sie den umwerfenden Victor Argeneau. Victor ist reich, mächtig und gut aussehend, und jede Frau würde sich ihm mit Freuden zu Füßen werfen - egal, ob lebendig oder untot. Victor erklärt sich bereit, Elvi in das Dasein als Vampirin einzuführen. Doch da verübt ein Unbekannter ein Attentat auf Elvi, dem sie nur knapp entgeht. Irgendjemand scheint es auf ihr Leben abgesehen zu haben...

Flame Hardening

Author: Hans Wilhelm Grönegress
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642867219
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This book intended for shop use tries to familiarize the reader with the peculiari ties of a hardening method which due to its many advantages is now in use,many shops. A general knowledge of the principles of hardening and heat treating is presumed. Introduction 1. The name of the process. Flame hardening is a method derived from the old quench hardening and is used for the surface hardening of heat treatable steels. Flame hardening is so named in analogy to flame cutting as the use of a flame is a distinctive feature of this process as opposed to the use of a furnace. 2. Characteristics of flame hardening. In flame hardening the area to be 6 hardened is heated with a burner of large heat capacity (approx. 0.5 · 10 kcaljhr/ meter of flame lengths or 50,000 BTUfhr/inch of flame length) supplied with a mixture of fuel gas and oxygen. The hardening temperature is thus reached in so short a time at the surface that a heat jam is created, that is, more heat is supplied to the surface than can be dissipated to the interior of the workpiece. As the querr ehing takes place immediately after the heating the penetration of the heat to greater depth is prevented and only the outer layer subject to wear is hardened. The core of the workpiece remains unaffected by this heat treatment in cantrast to the other hardening methods where the entire piece is through heated in a furnace.

Die Welt Als Entwurf

Author: Otl Aicher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433605882
Size: 23.56 MB
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Otl Aichers Texte sind Erkundungen einer "Welt als Entwurf". Sie gehören substantiell zu seiner Arbeit. In der Bewegung durch die Geschichte von Denken und Gestalten, Bauen und Konstruieren versichert er sich der Möglichkeiten, die Existenz menschlich einzurichten. Nach wie vor geht es um die Frage, unter welchen Voraussetzungen Zivilisationskultur herstellbar ist. Diese Voraussetzungen müssen erstritten werden gegen scheinbare Sachzwänge und geistige Ersatzangebote. Otl Aicher streitet gern. So enthält dieser Band neben Berichten aus der Praxis und historischen Exkursen zu Design und Architektur auch polemische Einlassungen zu kulturpolitischen Themen. Mit produktivem Eigen-Sinn streitet Aicher vor allem für die Erneuerung der Moderne, die sich weitgehend in ästhetischen Visionen erschöpft habe. Noch immer sei der "Kultursonntag" wichtiger als der Arbeitsalltag. Wolfgang Jean Stock