Computer Graphics and Animation: History, Careers, Expert Advice

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Computer Graphics & Animation: History, Careers, Expert Advice is an essential guide for aspiring computer graphics, animation, and new media practitioners. Readers can look forward to a detailed historic timeline that highlights some of the great moments and innovative people in computer animation's history. The author also provides current advice geared toward students and young professionals. This guide provides students with the practical advice necessary to becoming a computer graphics artist. Rounded out with interviews from pioneers and practitioners from PDI, ILM, Pixar, Rhythm and Hues as well as several other studios, this book makes a great guide for learners new and old.

About the Author:
Garth Gardner, Ph.D. has served as professor and has lectured on the art of computer graphic and animation at several universities including The Ohio State University, William Paterson University, University of California Los Angeles, Fashion Institute of Technology, Florida A&M University, University of Southern California, Xavier University, University of Texas at Austin, Howard University and George Mason University. Dr. Gardner has spoken at numerous high schools and is the author of several books on the subject of computer graphics and animation. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and The Ohio State University.

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"Gardner's extensive academic and public-speaking experience in this computer field enables him to condense and focus a great deal of historical and technological material to the benefit of the reader looking for an authoritative and timely guide to a career in it."  —The Small Press Book Review

"Computer Graphics and Animation by expert and academician Garth Gardner is and extensive and informatively accessible tour through a variety of different artistic careers related to computers that are available for an aspiring computer graphics experts to pursue."  —The Book Review Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966107562
  • Publisher: Garth Gardner Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Gardner's Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Garth Gardner, PhD, is a publisher, director, and consultant at GGC, Inc., a computer graphics, publishing, and consulting firm. He is a former professor at George Mason University and University of the District of Columbia as well as the publisher of more than 30 books on computer graphics and animation. He lives in Washington, DC.

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