This is the expanded and definitive edition of Cracking Animation, the smash hit guide to the history and processes behind stop-motion animation. This book invites you to marvel at the multi-Oscar-winning artistry, inventiveness and distinctive warmth of Aardman Animations' masterpieces - including Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, immerse yourself in the following never-before-seen material:
• 'The Aardman Showcase': a brand new chapter offering exclusive interviews with the producer and director of Aardman's latest blockbuster, Shaun the Sheep; the Movie
• 'Making a Film': a special segment giving you unprecedented behind-the-scenes insight into the making of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
• A revised chapter on CGI technology that explores and celebrates the very latest, up-to-the-minute developments in the field
Cracking Animation is an indispensable guide to the process of 3-D animation. It is packed with practical, fully illustrated and step-by-step descriptions of all the elements involved. This is quite simply the best publication on stop-motion animation - not only cracking good fun for fans of Aardman, but also a must-read for anyone with an interest in animated film.
'I wish this book had been written in the Seventies when I started experimenting with animation'
Nick Park, CBE
'Revealing … the fact that the book serves as a great compendium of images from our favourite shorts and movies is just icing on the cake'
'Something of an addictive read'