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Stop-motion Armature Machining : A Heavily Illustrated Construction Manual - Tom Brierton

Stop-motion Armature Machining

A Heavily Illustrated Construction Manual

By: Tom Brierton, John Culhane (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 4th March 2002
ISBN: 9780786412440
Number Of Pages: 111
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Stop-motion puppet animation is one of the most unusual and demanding art forms in the world. It uses a variety of skills, including design, sculpting, metal work, mold making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and acting, and can be seen in the simplest commercial spots on television to more complex animated shorts and science fiction and fantasy feature films. This work, with over 200 photographs and illustrations, demonstrates the construction of armatures for film industry stop-motion puppets and the technical aspects of how to machine metal into the desired shape. It describes in detail the milling machine and the metal lathe, the two main tools used in constructing the armature, other cutting tools, and how the anatomical makeup of the puppet determines the armature design. The book then examines the six main types of joints used in armature construction: the sandwich plate ball-and-socket joint, the ball-and-socket collet joint, the step-block ball-and-socket joint, the swivel joint, the hinge joint, and the universal joint. Also described are the different types of metals used in armature construction.

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Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 5
Introductionp. 7
The Importance of Anatomyp. 11
The Milling Machine and the Metal Lathep. 15
Basic Tools Used for Stop-Motion Armature Machiningp. 22
The Sandwich-Plate Ball and Socket Jointp. 35
The Collet Jointp. 55
The Step-Block Joint and Swivel Jointp. 65
The Hinge Jointp. 74
The Universal Jointp. 81
Metal Types for Armaturesp. 88
Gallery of Stop-Motion Armatures and Puppetsp. 91
Glossaryp. 95
Referencesp. 99
Indexp. 101
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ISBN: 9780786412440
ISBN-10: 0786412445
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 111
Published: 4th March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.23 x 21.39  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.33