Reader Reviewed Animation Studio by Helen Piercy

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A wonderful how-to of animation, written in conjunction with consultant Helen Nabarro, head of Animation Direction at the National Film and Television School.

It contains props, puppets, a fold out stage and much more to help your child produce their own animated movie. Please note there is no extract for this book but there is a great video below which introduces the book perfectly.


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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Animation Studio a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'It was so much fun that we think we will be making another one very soon!'

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Animation Studio by Helen Piercy

Everything you need to create stop-motion videos on your mobile phone or digital camera.
Learn how to make stop-motion videos like a professional.

Using tips and tricks from the experts, discover 2-D and 3-D techniques with puppets, clay-modelling, morphing and pixilation.

From storyboarding to the editing suite, you'll find everything you need to know inside this mini stage set box. Includes gadgets to make, double-sided fold-out stage set, press-out props and 32-page director's handbook.


A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Animation Studio. You can read their reviews below.

Toby Goodall, age 8 - 'There is a brilliant guide that gives you really easy instructions and ideas to make movies using lots of things you have at home, like plasticine.' Click Here to read the full review.

Evie Young, age 8 -
'Lots of different things to do and really fun.' Click Here to read the full review.

Hannah Minton, age 7 - 'The book makes you have fun! fun! fun! and you will love animating by the end of it.' Click Here to read the full review.

Alexander Bisland age 8 and Daniel Bisland age 6 - 'It was so much fun that we think we will be making another one very soon!' Click Here to read the full review.

See below for the animated film, Moon Freinds, made by Alexander and Daniel Bisland.

About the Author

Helen Piercy studied Graphic Design at Norwich University College of the Arts gaining a first class honours in Animation, and an MA from the National Film and Television School. Her graduation film Goodbye Mr Pink premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and went on to screen at festivals worldwide. She runs animation workshops in schools and communities throughout London, working with children of all age groups and abilities. She has directed an animated short narrated by Alan Rickman and her clients include the World Wildlife Fund, BBC Radio One, London Fashion Week, Sky Arts and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 7


Helen Piercy
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

10th September 2013




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