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The Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound
Enhance your animated features and shorts with this polished guide to channeling your vision and imagination from a former Disney animator and director. Learn how to become a strong visual storyteller through better use of color, volume, shape, shadow, and light - as well as discover how to tap into your imagination and refine your own personal vision. Francis Glebas, the director of Piglet's Big Day, guides you through the animation design ...
Acting for Animators, Revised Edition: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation
Animators need to know a lot about acting, but they don't need to know everything. Acting for Animators sorts out the acting theory that animators need, presenting it in a form and with references that are more relevant to the animator's world. It explores the connections between thinking and physical action, between thinking and emotion; it provides the steps for an effective character analysis and the dynamics of a scene. Using references to ...
Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators
Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators Capture the force in your life drawing subjects with this practical guide to dynamic drawing techniques - packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples that show you how to: * Bring your work to life with rhythmic drawing techniques * Create appealing and dynamic poses in your drawings * Experience the figure's energy in three dimensional space * Use the asymmetry of straight and curved lines to ...
Animator: The Coolest Jobs on the Planet
Find out whats involved in becoming a film animator from a top professional in the field. You'll find out about the animator's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing the illusion of movement from thousands of images called frames!
Acting for Animators
Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines, so is the use of acting theory in creating an animated character, scene or story. Acting for Animators is full of essential craft tips from an ...
The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators
Learn from the men who changed animation forever. Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja ( Beauty and the Beast , Aladdin, The Lion King ) as he takes you through the minds and works of these legendary animators. An ...
The Animator's Survival Kit
Faber & Faber
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his more than forty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by ...
The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, ...
Faber & Faber
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and ...
The Animator's Workbook: Step-By-Step Techniques of Drawn Animation
The Animator's Workbook offers a complete course on the principles and techniques of drawn animation. Stressing that animation is a subtle and exacting art form which breathes life into inanimate drawings, Tony White, an award-winning animator, covers every aspect of the process. He provides technical information and explains in easy-to-follow text and step-by-step illustrations, how to capture movement, expression, and emotion. He shows you ...
The Animator's Survival Kit, Expanded Edition: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, ...
Faber & Faber
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and ...
Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales: An Animator's Journey
Indiana University Press
Widely acclaimed as the best animated film of all time, Tale of Tales is a poetic amalgam of Yuri Norstein’s memories of his past and hopes and fears for the future: his post-war childhood, remnants of the personal tragedies of war, the little wolf character in the lullaby his mother used to sing, the neighbors in his crowded communal flat, the tango played in the park on summer evenings, and the small working-class boy’s longing to emerge ...
Acting for Animators
Acting for Animators is the first book about acting theory written specifically for the animator.
The Animator Toolkit for MotionBuilder eBook
Rigging Dojo - Brad Clark, Chad Moore, 2013
The Animator Toolkit for MotionBuilder eBook This eBook from our (2007 Autodesk Masterclass) goes step-by-step to demonstrate both practical tools and ideas for creating custom character rigs and animation using Autodesk's MotionBuilder software. Our intended audience is current Motion Builder users of the beginning to intermediate level, as well as riggers and animators whom are new to MotionBuilder. Our topics will include the rigging and ...
Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator
Just add talent! Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today's capable, state-of-the-art technologies. White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators most need to know can be found between this book's covers - from conceptions to creation and through the many stages ...
Character Animation Crash Course!
Character Animation Crash Course! is a veritable Genie's lamp stuffed with everything the aspiring animator could wish for! Renowned animator Eric Goldberg's detailed text and drawings illuminate how to conceive characters "from the inside out" to create strong personalities. Classic animation techniques are analyzed and brought to life through this unique book and its accompanying CD that offers readers animated movie examples that show, in ...
Animate to Harmony: The Independent Animator's Guide to Toon Boom
Want to create studio-quality work and get noticed? Just coming off Flash and looking for a Toon Boom intro? Are you a traditional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the final render, learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface to create animation that can be published on a variety of platforms and formats. Animate to Harmony guides you through Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate Pro and Harmony programs, teaching you how to create ...
MEL Scripting for Maya Animators, Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Mark R. Wilkins
Trying to learn Maya programming from the documentation can be daunting whether or not you are a programmer. The first edition of MEL Scripting for Maya Animators earned the reputation as the best introductory book on MEL, Maya's scripting language. Now fully revised and updated, the second edition also includes new features, such as a discussion of global procedures, new chapters on fixing programming bottlenecks, advanced user interface ...
Action Analysis for Animators
Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) ...
Animators Unearthed: A Guide to the Best of Contemporary Animation
The third is a series of appendices that summarize for the reader information about the content of certain theoretical models of criticism. Finally, a bibliography listing a wide variety of rhetorical critical studies and reference works is included. (An index could be added once final pagination is settled)
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