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Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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... if you’re performing all these roles yourself, you will still need the same clear pre‑production planning. 4.4 Toby’s Travelling Circus 2012– director Barry JC Purves producers Richard Randolph and Chris Bowden Storyboards, by their very...

What is stop-motion?

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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... or register the meaning or significance of what is seen. Achilles 1996 director Barry JC Purves Here, a strong pose emphasizing the storytelling moments of a movement is helped by a trailing tail that gives the illusion of momentum...

The puppets

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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... director Barry JC Purves A montage showing the creation of the Tchaikovsky puppet by Mackinnon & Saunders.Puppets, in all their many forms, will never reproduce the complex and multifaceted, idiosyncratic and random movement of live action...

Movement and performance

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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... need a computer-controlled rig. Toby’s Travelling Circus 2012– director Barry JC Purves producers Richard Randolph and Chris Bowden Toby’s Travelling Circus – Li and Ling on the high wire. Having puppets walking on a high wire is made...

Focusing the idea

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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... (other than 3D feature films) and our job is to gently coax the audience into our world. Stop-motion, with its natural use of spatial dimension, is an easier world to enter than most animation. Next 1989 director Barry JC Purves Audiences...

Tools and techniques

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

Book chapter

2

... The harsh reality of a set transformed into something living and credible, through all the elements of lighting, animation and detailed set dressing. Tchaikovsky – An Elegy 2011 director Barry JC Purves A still from Tchaikovsky –...