By Helen Piercy
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763667016, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
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Do you know how to build a storyboard? Design a character? What does the action of "squash and stretch" have to do with making animation look realistic? From hand-drawn sequences to 3-D models, from lighting a set to using a variety of camera shots, Animation Studio offers expert tips to help kids transform a series of still images into an original animated movie. Its special features include:
A mini stage set
A press-out puppet monster with movable parts
Storyboard samples and sheets
An engaging animation handbook.
Helen Piercy runs animation workshops in schools and communities throughout London, working with children of all ages and abilities. She directed an animated short narrated by Alan Rickman that was screened as part of Sky Arts’ Shakespeare season. Her clients include the World Wildlife Fund, BBC Radio One, London Fashion Week, and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.