Flash Cartoon Animation: Learn from the Pros

Overview

You want to make an animated film. You've got the idea. You've got Macromedia Flash. But where do you start? What's the best way to script your cartoon, how do you start animating with Flash, what do you really need to know in order to get your ideas out there to make you famous?

Who better to ask than two seasoned professionals, who've not only worked for Disney, but also run the hugely successful cult website, funnyazhell.com.

Kevin Peaty and...

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Overview

You want to make an animated film. You've got the idea. You've got Macromedia Flash. But where do you start? What's the best way to script your cartoon, how do you start animating with Flash, what do you really need to know in order to get your ideas out there to make you famous?

Who better to ask than two seasoned professionals, who've not only worked for Disney, but also run the hugely successful cult website, funnyazhell.com.

Kevin Peaty and Glenn Kirkpatrick draw on their rich studio experience and their knowledge of Flash to show you the best way to create great Flash cartoons that look as good as traditional animated films.

This book follows the professional process, taking a creative idea from storyboard stage, through layout to publishing, via a detailed look at animation techniques, that will give you the kind of insight normally only gained from years spent in the industry.

In depth and detailed, the book follows the production of a cartoon from inception to final output—looking at all the decisions and skills that have contributed to its appeal.

The book covers Flash versions 4 and 5 as well as MX.

Whether you're completely new to Flash, or are making your first steps into the world of Flash cartooning, this book will let you work alongside the professionals to make your own animated masterpiece.

With this book on your desktop, all you need is an idea!

  • Watch and listen to 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' as created throughout the book by Glenn and Kevin. And then think how you'd have done it in your own style... All you need is Flash Cartoon Animation! If you need even further inspiration, check out the funnyazhell.com website, where there a many fantastic movies by Kevin, Glenn and others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592076
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Kirkpatrick has worked for Hanna-Barbera and Disney in Australia and Japan, and was the animation and layout supervisor on the TV series "Rugrats" and "King of the Hill". Glenn formed Australia's premier Flash animation studio, Funnyazhell Animation, which produces high quality animations for the Web and broadcast television.

Kevin Peaty is animation director at Walt Disney Australia. Kevin has been involved in the animation industry for 25 years, working for companies such as Hanna-Barbera as well as Walt Disney. In that time, he has worked as a character animator, animation character lead, animation director and unit director on projects for television, direct-to-video and feature films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2006

    The Ultimate Flash Cartooning/Animation Resource

    If you are serious about learning animation/cartooning in Flash, this is the book for you (and me). These guys really know their stuff - from which tool to use to effectively draw your characters, to story board and of course to publishing your work in the internet. This book does not cover the other program potentials of Flash but it sure covers ALL the technical aspects of cartooning/animation in Flash. This is the only book out there that comprehensively and effectively describes cartooning/animation in Flash into manageable and very easy steps. If you are still searching for Flash cartooning/animation reference, do yourself a favor and get your copy of this valuable book - Now!

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