The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

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by Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0571212689

ISBN-13: 9780571212682

Pub. Date: 01/07/2002

Publisher: Faber and Faber

The definitive working manual on animation, from the triple Academy Award winning Director of Animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Animation is one of the hottest and most creative areas of film-making 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,

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The definitive working manual on animation, from the triple Academy Award winning Director of Animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Animation is one of the hottest and most creative areas of film-making 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, and serves as the link between the golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation successes.

Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication to passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn can push the medium in new directions.

In this book, based on his sold-out Animation Masterclasses in the United States and across Europe attended by animators from The Walt Disney Company, PIXAR, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Warner Bros, 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.

"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation." New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571212682
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
01/07/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.16(d)

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Animator's Survival Kit 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Hatter More than 1 year ago
I'm an animation student and recognized this book from upperclassmen friends. It's probably the most helpful animation book, which is no surprised considering who wrote it. It would make a great gift for animation students or animation buffs. The illustrations are clear and go hand to hand perfectly with the text for a complete understanding. This book alone won't teach animation, it's more as a helping hand with a professor.
Nick2k More than 1 year ago
Used this in my Art School. A must have. Only, make sure when you buy it from here you get the disk thats supposed to come with it. Mine came sans and these folks would not send me a replacement. Otherwise, Get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took 5 weeks and they needed another 30 days to get back to me on delivering the book when they said they offered it. Not going to get it anymore. Horrible service, watch out before buying. Seriously..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been reccomended by the top Flash artists in the net. It has been said that this is a very excellent book for any type of animator, any level.