This detailed book on character animation is in three parts: a history of acting in animation; creativity and acting training for animators and writers; and finally a series of perspectives from international animators, scholars, VFX artists and film producers.
Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how. In Animated Storytelling, you'll learn how to create memorable stories using animation and motion graphics by following 10 simple guidelines that take you through the stages of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, and design.
Art in Motion is a comprehensive examination of the aesthetics of animation in its many forms. It gives an overview of the relationship between animation studies and media studies, then focuses on specific aesthetic issues concerning flat and dimensional animation, full and limited animation, and new technologies.
Offers hands-on experience and various tricks, tips and exercises to help strengthen skills and produce effective results. Interviews from experts in the field offer not only offer inspiration but also help readers learn how to apply skills and new applications. The companion website offers further instruction, recommended films, tools and resources for the both the novice and the expert.
Offers a wealth of examples, exercises and tips from an army of professional animators to help you develop essential sketching, technical drawing and ideation techniques. With interviews and in-depth case studies from some of today's leading animators, including Bill Plympton, Glen Keane, Tori Davis and John Canemaker.
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? . In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator--from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz --needs. Urging his readers to "invent but be believable," he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.
A classic of animation education since it first published in 1981. All the vital techniques employed by animators worldwide are explained using dozens of clear illustrations and simple, straightforward directions. Learn how animations should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect. Includes timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2D, digital storyboarding in 3D, the use of After Effects and more.
Includes a range of compelling, entertaining and relevant information pertaining to all aspects of animation and visual effects. View short films showcasing visual effects and animation; trailers, clips and behind-the scenes featurettes; and interviews with industry professionals.
American print and digital magazine covering the technology, business and art of animation and VFX, whether that be in film, television or video games. Editorial content covers all forms of animation: 2D and cartoons, 3D animation and visual effects, and stop-motion. Check out their website for daily news, entertaining features, an online animated film festival, contests, sneak-previews and more.
This double-blind, peer-reviewed journal presents and analyses how animation is created and shown. From Pixar to Parn, Aardman to X-Men, motion capture to mobile phone, GUI to gallery, all forms of animation are revealed and assessed.
AWN is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet. They cover topics like independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing and animation technologies. They also publish animator profiles and include news, reviews, blogs, forums, events, job listings and videos of the latest animated works.
Updated every week day this site is also home to World Animation Celebration Online (WAC-O), an online film festival featuring animated shorts from around the world. Films are free to view. Site also features AniMag TV, a portal dedicated to trailers, shorts, sneak-peaks, and brief reports on animation events.
A community based website aimed at anyone interested in animation, with a focus on Australian animation. The non-profit website aims to be a source of news and entertainment on TV series, short films and feature films from ‘down under’. Also provides resources to help both animation students and professionals. Find job listings, a directory of schools and studios, tutorials, guidance, and hardware reviews.
Stash showcases exceptional motion design, visual effects and animation projects. Exclusively available online, each issue includes music videos; game trailers and cinematics; short films; behind-the-scenes features; and exclusive interviews.