Readers will trace the history of animation from its earliest roots to its most recent successes and beyond. They will also learn about the different types of artists, engineers, and filmmakers who have made this incredible blend of art and technology possible throughout the decades.
Provides information about movies, chronicling their history from the early moving pictures to today; detailing how stunts and screen writing are done; and profiling famous actors, producers, and directors.
Meet the men and women who use their computer skills and creativity to bring computer-generated movie characters and fantasy worlds to life. Where do CGI artists get their inspiration from? What do modelers, riggers, and animators do? How is technology used to capture an actor's performance and use it to animate a CGI creature? And what does it take to turn sketches on paper into a groundbreaking, blockbuster movie?
Learn all about the celebrated video-sharing site YouTube with fun projects inspired by its features and functions. Create your own video tutorial, perform skits in front of an audience, and make your own podcast. Step-by-step directions and colorful photos bring each project to life. -- Publisher description.
"Imagining Hogwarts is a fun, practical guide to making your very own movie set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With guided activities on every aspect of moviemaking, from creating your own storyboard to making costumes and even postproduction, this book will teach you how to create your movie masterpiece step-by-step. Stickers, posters, and other removable extras packed inside will help you set the stage and craft the wizarding world...
"A guide to stop-motion LEGO animation, with instructions and exercises covering all the steps in the filmmaking process. Includes equipment suggestions, sound and lighting tips, animation and special effects techniques, storyboarding exercises, tricks for designing sets, and acting methods for minifigs"--
A family explores paintings and other masterpieces at the art museum. The paintings are brilliant and many of them have mathematical dimensions, whether visible or hidden. Elementary math concepts that relate to perspective, composition, symmetry, and other principles turn a stroll through the art museum into an eye-opening adventure.
"You don't need fancy equipment or training to become a filmmaker. Just grab your phone, tablet, or video recorder and a friend or two; open this book; and get started making and safely sharing your movies today!"--Page 4 of cover.
"Based on Mindy Johnson's critically acclaimed Disney Editions title, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, this nonfiction picture book is a fun and inspiring look at many of the amazing women who have worked at Disney Animation over the years--from Story Artists, to Animators to Inkers and Painters, all with unique personalities and accomplishments, such as becoming a record-holding pilot, or designing Hollywood monsters, or creating...
"Grab your jumbo popcorn and 3-D glasses, because you're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box. Learning about dimensions has never been so entertaining."--Amazon.com.
Special Effects offers a fascinating look at Hollywood special effects magic. See the men and women at work behind your favorite movie monsters and car chases, complete with in-depth color photographs and easy-to-follow text.