books about: animators
An Animated Life: Adventures in Fantasy
Aurum Press Ltd
Long overdue, but worth the wait.
Die-hard fans of special effects master Ray Harryhausen may recall Jeff Rovin's book "From the Land Beyond Beyond", which arrived in 1977. It was a welcome addition to the Harryhausen legacy, but was too subjective and fan-based for some tastes. Hard to believe it took almost thirty years for this definitive, color version of the Harryhausen story to arrive on the scene. Some will feel it is ...
The Disney Treasures
Disney Treasures and Keepsakes are a Must Have
These books are like a pop up book on steroids...They are FULL of interesting little pieces that you can take out and look at, like letters from Walt to Lillian, ride tickets from the early days and all sorts of other things...These 2 books are worth every penny!!!
The Animator's Survival Kit
Faber & Faber
Expanded edition!, magnificent..
I am very grateful for the infinite knowledge that gives us the mentor Richard Williams for completing its publication. Thanks ...
How to Cheat in Maya 2010: Tools and Techniques for the Maya Animator
Focal Press, 2009
A Focal Press Kindle book. Please note that the Kindle edition does not come with a DVD at this time.
Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables
INSPIRING, OVERWHELMING, ENCOURAGING
A really good Book, Phil Vischer has a great sense of humor and shares a story about dreams and most of all, about God's ways to make us get them and the core message of the book it's fascinating and uplifting, but no less painful than any other process our God guide us trough to be near HIM. A wonderful blessing reading this book, I wanted to finish it as soon as I was on the second page, It ...
Animatrix--a Female Animator: How Laughter Saved My Life
OH! The iconoclastic sense of humor!!!!!!!
OH_MY_GOD. This author posts on a site called Internet Infidels, and believe me she STILL pulls no punches. She still posts under her real name. I wouldn't if I were her. I'm sure the outraged religious fundamentalists will come here next and try to pan her book. WOW.....After following some of her posts, I looked up Heidi Guedel's profile on the Internet Infidels site and it led me here to ...
Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators
Focal Press, 2006
force:dynamic life drawing...
a great find and read. the author really addresses finding and explaining the energy and rhythm of a models pose. easy to read and understand. his approach of handling the model and the relationship between model and artist is refreshing and also an eye opener...for myself at least. also there is a website where he has video explaining more in depth the chapters in the book. check it ...
How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
Every Disney fan should read this book!
I have read many Disney books and Walt Disney books and this is one of my favorites. There are many Walt stories I have never read in any other book along with some great quotes. It is an inspiring book that applies lessons from Walt's life to our own. I recommend this to anybody!
Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables
An Inspirational Story of "Failure" In The Eyes of the World, That Lead to "Success" in the Eyes of God
This book had to have been an exercise in humility to write. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Phil Vischer after reading his story. My wife and I learned about the Veggie Tales in the late 90's after receiving a recommendation from some of our friends. We've been fans ever since and have 3 kids who have all grown up with Bob, Larry, and the Veggie crew. It's hard to believe so much ...
Howard E. Green
The finest tribute to a great man
I was very happy while reading this book. I found all the things Walt's aquaintances had to say about him very interesting and credible. Very little seemed sugar coated (as Disney personel seem to be sometimes). I would make the assumption that Walt's personality was portrayed correctly by the many people that knew him. Throughout the course of reading this book I kept thinking about the ...
Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fantastic...A MUST for ALL Looney Tunes and Chuck Fans!
Simply put, this is the best book ever written about Looney Tunes, and what it took to make them. Chuck shares entertaining behind the scenes info about the Termite Terrace and the people who worked there. Chuck say's that it was quite normal to see the animators look like they were going to wack each other with a mallet. Chuck also tells stories about those notorious poducers, Leon Schlesinger ...
The Fleischer Story
Da Capo Press
An excellent accountof the life and career of Max Fliescher
Leslie Carbaga is a big fan of Fliescher cartoons and this book shows it.I loved so many of them when i had the chance to see them on TV in my younger days.(Color Classics,Popeye,Sing-Alongs, and the movies Gulliver and Hoppity.)This tells the story of Max Fliescher,who made many worthy but largely unknown contributions to the art of animation.I recommend this to any fan of the vintage ...
Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps
I love this book!!!
I bought this book becuase I read about the author in the local paper so I thought I would support the local talent. It turns out, I absolutely loved this book, and read it in two days. The main character is so real and believable, you just can't help but to cheer her on. She writes up this list and then goes full steam ahead trying to become this great latina, when the whole time she should ...
Talking Animals And Other People
Da Capo Press
This book is a must.It is extremely useful for those who want to animate cartoon characters.Shamus description of his life which he shares with the animation history is a very brilliant and inspirated storytellig.This is the book that all animator's should buy. It contains all the valuable information about american animation and all those wonderful pioneers who created the most amazing industry ...
The Artist Within
Inspiring Photographs, incredible artists
As an artist myself, I am always fascinated to see the working environments of other artists. This book shows a ton of them. It's a huge, over sized book filled with gorgeous photos. I highly recommend it!
Walt Disney's Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom
It did NOT start with a mouse, it started with a TRAIN!
From an early age, Walt Disney was smitten with trains - he worked on one as a newsboy when he was in his teens. Fast forward and Walt (no one who worked for him called him Mr. Disney) got hooked on live steam model trains and had one on his property on Carolwood Ave large enough to ride - which is now in the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. This is the story behind the train fanatic ...
Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson
The University Press of Kentucky, 2006
Fills a Historic Gap
As a Disney enthusiast, I have found one of the most delicate and hard-to-research periods in Disney history was the 1941 studio strike. Tom Sito fills this gap by providing a comprehensive narration. But more important to others, he provides a complete history of labor developments in the animation profession. I had no idea there had been so much turmoil! His account is very up-to-date, too, ...
Acting for Animators, Revised Edition: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation
A must have
Ed Hooks' books are a must have for anyone serious about Animation and/or any character based type of storytelling. After getting used to his concepts it becomes second nature to look at scenes and put the finger right on the problem, if it has any.
Inside the Dream
Katherine & Richard Greene
Proof That Walt Disney Was The Original Dream Worker!
Walt Disney is well on his way to becoming the most written about creative talent in American film. This is the 100th anniversary of his birth and thankfully any examination of his life can still include careful interviews with people who knew him and worked with him. The book is less an in-depth biography and more like spending a long afternoon hearing how it was from those who knew him best and ...
Tex Avery: The Mgm Years, 1942-1955
The book Tex Avery fans have been waiting for
For us long-time fans of legendary cartoon director Tex Avery, we enjoyed the earlier Joe Adamson tribute, but were disappointed at the poor quality black and white photos included in it. Now at last the famous Avery shorts get the treatment they deserve, in this full-color, oversized coffee table edition straight from their proprietor Turner/MGM. Loads of famous scenes, model sheets and ...
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