Klutz Book Of Animation Blog Tour – Stop 8 With Giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Klutz Book Of Animation Cover

Here’s some cool news. I’m stop #8 in the Klutz Book of Animation Blog Tour! The folks at Klutz, the company that makes all of those fun activity books that you may be familiar with, have come up with a new book and boy is it a fun one. It’s the Klutz Book Of Animation.

About the Klutz Book Of Animation – The Klutz Book of Animation is a complete how-to treatment of stop-motion magic, from practical instruction to ready-to-shoot scripts. Anybody with a computer, camera, internet connection and a little bit of creativity can create animated films for the masses. The software you’ll need is available as a free download, ready to use on any computer (PC or Mac). The Klutz Book of Animation is a how-to-guide for this art form. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create a variety of different classic stop motion special effects. Watch the real videos we created here and then start making your own!

This book comes with a piece of non-toxic clay that you can mold into anything you like and feature in your own animated films. Project instructions are written in easy to understand language and include lots of pictures. I appreciated that Klutz included each project’s level of difficulty, I think it’s better to start simple and work your way up, building on what you’ve learned. I can’t wait to try some of these and see what TJ thinks. What a fun family project for a rainy day! At just under $20 it’s pretty affordable too!

Did you ever see those videos with the people that move as though they’re wearing magical shoes? You can learn how to do that in this book. Take a look at the video created just for my stop on this blog tour.

Be sure to stop by Simple Father tomorrow…for another fun giveaway & video feature!

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a copy of The Klutz Book of Animation, as well as How to Build Pirate Ships, Klutz Book of Knots and Invasion of the Bristlebots! Prize Pack valued at: $80.00.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what animation trick you think it would be fun to learn about.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Sunday 10/10/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

43 comments

pat.navymom September 29, 2010 - 8:24 am

I am simply in awe of people who can create and use this kind of technology.

Glenda September 29, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Wow! How fun! My kids already have their hands in these kinds of projects and would love this book! The magic shoes trick is the one I would love to learn. Thanks for the opportunity!

hollowsins September 30, 2010 - 1:14 am

I want to kearn how to make videos like their No Handed Learning

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hollowsins September 30, 2010 - 1:15 am

I want to learn how to make videos like their No Handed Learning

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Christine Jensen October 2, 2010 - 9:59 am

I would like to learn how to mix animation with live action

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Dee N October 3, 2010 - 1:05 am

I would love to learn all the animation tricks included. I have a young videographer and she would really enjoy this….Thanks

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Viva October 3, 2010 - 8:48 pm

I don’t know the names of particular tricks, but I would start by making an animation of the stuffed animals in our house coming to “life”. Kind of like the Famous Fruit Speeches video. How fun, Thanks!

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Kim @ What's That Smell? October 5, 2010 - 8:55 am

I’ve always wanted to see how they do the “claymation” animation, especially the facial expressions.

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Janelle October 5, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Those stop-motion magic animated videos are so neat to watch. I’d love to learn more about it and try making a short one with the kids.

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Jessica October 6, 2010 - 3:08 am

I would love to learn about mixing the animation with voices

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I think duck duck poop would be fun to try 🙂

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sandra October 6, 2010 - 2:42 pm

trying the model car mash ups might be fun for the boys

Jill L October 8, 2010 - 7:39 pm

We have always loved claymation. This would be so much fun!!!

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dianad October 10, 2010 - 12:28 pm

That video is truly fascinating. I’m sure my husband would enjoy giving this a whirl. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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