Stop Motion - Passion, Process and Performance

Focal Press, 2008

Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance.

And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.

  • Discover the potential of puppets and models with personal insight from some of the world's most experienced stop motion animators.
  • Get advice on everything from the initial concept, to scriptwriting and costume through to directing, animating and postproduction.
  • Go behind the scenes with beautiful colour illustrations and production shots that bring the process to life.

"It shares experiences, holds more information about the medium than any book i've encountered so far, and all it really does is make me a better animator."