Fundamentals of Animation / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Animation / Edition 1

by Paul Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 2940373027

ISBN-13: 9782940373024

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Packed with examples from classic and contemporary films, The Fundamentals of Animation presents each stage of the animation production process in an engaging visual style, whilst providing an historical and critical context for four core disciplines: drawn/cel; 2D/3D stop-motion; computer generated; and experimental animation.

With insightful

Overview

Packed with examples from classic and contemporary films, The Fundamentals of Animation presents each stage of the animation production process in an engaging visual style, whilst providing an historical and critical context for four core disciplines: drawn/cel; 2D/3D stop-motion; computer generated; and experimental animation.

With insightful commentary from leading animators, Wells and Moore also introduce you to the many different career paths open to aspiring animators, from storyboard artist or character designer to VFX artist or writer and director. They also provide you with key tips on producing engaging portfolios and show reels.

- Illustrated with over 300 images, including preliminary sketches, frame-by-frame analyses and shots of animators at work.

- Now explores the animated documentary genre and the role of visual effects and gaming in contemporary animation.

- Features more than 20 interviews with a range of international practitioners including Pete Docter, Director, Monsters, Inc. (2001), Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015).

Featured Artists
Sarah Cox, ArthurCox
Lluis Danti, Media Molecule
Pete Docter, Pixar
Paul Driessen
Eric Fogel
Cathal Gaffney, Brown Bag Films
Adam Goddard
Philip Hunt, STUDIO AKA
The Brothers McLeod
Bill Plympton
Ellen Poon, Industrial Light and Magic
Barry Purves
Joanna Quinn
Chris Randall, Second Home Studios
Maureen Selwood
Koji Yamamura

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940373024
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Fundamentals Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Principles and Processes
Chapter 1: Ideas Generation
Chapter 2: Research and the Pre-production Process
Chapter 3: Technique
Chapter 4: The Animator as Interpreter
Chapter 5: The Animator as Performer
Chapter 6: The Animator as Editor
Chapter 7: The Animator as Director

Part Two: Applications and Outcomes
Chapter 8: Drawn and Cel Animation
Chapter 9: 3D Stop-motion Animation
Chapter 10: Animation for Children
Chapter 11: Clay Animation
Chapter 12: Digital Animation
Chapter 13: Alternative Methods
Chapter 14: Animated Documentary

Part Three: Contexts
Chapter 15: Post-production
Chapter 16: Critical Evaluation
Chapter 17: Portfolio
Chapter 18: Collaboration
Chapter 19: Working as an Independent
Chapter 20: Postgraduate Opportunities
Chapter 21: Making an Independent Film
Chapter 22: Screening Opportunities

Bibliography and Webography
Index
Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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