Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash

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The Animation Bible is the first book any aspiring animator will want to own—and with increasingly affordable tools for digital animation and the vast forum of the Internet for free distribution, animation is becoming more popular than ever.

Animation authority Maureen Furniss covers every aspect of production, from finding a concept, choosing a medium, and creating characters all the way to getting the end result screened and distributed. In addition to traditional cel ...

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Overview

The Animation Bible is the first book any aspiring animator will want to own—and with increasingly affordable tools for digital animation and the vast forum of the Internet for free distribution, animation is becoming more popular than ever.

Animation authority Maureen Furniss covers every aspect of production, from finding a concept, choosing a medium, and creating characters all the way to getting the end result screened and distributed. In addition to traditional cel animation, Furniss also examines direct filmmaking, stop-motion animation, and Flash, as well as early motion devices and toys that produce animated images, all with case studies illustrating the successes and difficulties experienced by professional animators. Furniss goes beyond the image on the screen, discussing visual storytelling, sound design, and how to schedule, budget, and pitch an animated film.

The Animation Bible is the essential guide for a new generation of animators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810995451
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,148,346
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Furniss is a member of the Animation Faculty at CalArts in Los Angeles, where she teaches character animation and experimental animation. She is the founding editor of Animation Journal and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics (1998) and Chuck Jones: Conversations (2005). She is a founding member of the Society for Animation Studies and Women in Animation. She lives in Santa Clarita, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 Concept, Medium, and Style 10

2 Storytelling Strategies 36

Applications I 56

3 Pre-Production 64

4 Production and Post-production 86

Applications II 108

5 Early Motion Devices 114

Applications III 132

6 Direct Filmmaking: Practice and Presentation 138

7 Direct Filmmaking: Vision, Sound, and Collective Experience 154

Applications IV 172

8 Mixed Media and Drawing 180

9 Water- and Oil-based Media 206

Applications V 224

10 Stop-motion Animation: A Survey of Techniques 230

11 Animation in Real World Contexts 254

Applications VI 276

12 Digital Media and Computer Animation 284

13 Digital Visions 304

Applications VII 322

Glossary 326

Further Reading 328

Notes 328

Picture Credits 333

Index 334

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