Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films

Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films

by Ed Hooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325007055

ISBN-13: 9780325007052

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Heinemann

Powerful and empathetic performance in character animation requires far more from the animator than an ability to manipulate pixels or draw characters. You must have a strong understanding of the relationship between thinking, emotion and physical action plus dynamic scene construction. Renowned for his now-classic Acting for Animators, Ed Hooks shows you

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Powerful and empathetic performance in character animation requires far more from the animator than an ability to manipulate pixels or draw characters. You must have a strong understanding of the relationship between thinking, emotion and physical action plus dynamic scene construction. Renowned for his now-classic Acting for Animators, Ed Hooks shows you in Acting in Animation what best-practice performance principles look like on celluloid.

Keyed for use with the DVD versions of twelve animated films and loaded with spot-on analysis, acting tips, and valuable insight, Acting in Animation is like sitting down with Ed Hooks to watch the movies. Ed breaks each one down sequence by sequence and gives you useful notes on how the animators of classics successfully imbued their characters with feeling. You'll see firsthand how attending to essential acting principles like choice, negotiation, conflict, and empathy creates unforgettable characters and believable storylines. Hooks also deconstructs some not-so classics to illustrate how by neglecting good acting technique the filmmakers missed opportunities to have their characters bond with the audience.

Want to make your animation more powerful? Go to the movies with Ed Hooks. Read Acting in Animation and find out how quality acting inspires great animation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325007052
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
Performance Depends on Your Perspectivex
How the Movies for This Book Were Selectedxi
How to Use This Bookxi
Regarding Movie Production Creditsxii
Some Essential Acting Principlesxiii
Movie Analyses
1Charlotte's Web1
2Dumbo12
3Pinocchio20
4Treasure Planet33
5Monsters, Inc.50
6Grave of the Fireflies67
7Toy Story 284
8Spirited Away99
9The Emperor's New Groove111
10The Hunchback of Notre Dame125
11The Road to El Dorado144
12Tarzan158

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