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.

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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, the book also introduces you to the many different career paths open to aspiring animators (from storyboard artist or character designer to VFX artist or writer and director). It also provides you with key tips on honing your CV and 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 from a range of international practitioners including Pete Docter, Director, Monsters, Inc. (2001), Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015).

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

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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 One: Ideas Generation
Chapter Two: Research and the Pre-production Process
Chapter Three: Technique
Chapter Four: The Animator as Interpreter
Chapter Five: The Animator as Performer
Chapter Six: The Animator as Editor
Chapter Seven: The Animator as Director

Part Two: Applications and Outcomes
Chapter One: Drawn and Cel Animation
Chapter Two: 3D Stop-motion Animation
Chapter Three: Animation for Children
Chapter Four: Clay Animation
Chapter Five: Digital Animation
Chapter Six: Alternative Methods
Chapter Seven: Animated Documentary

Part Three: Contexts
Chapter One: Post-production
Chapter Two: Critical Evaluation
Chapter Three: Collaboration
Chapter Four: Working as an Independent
Chapter Five: Postgraduate Opportunities
Chapter Six: Making an Independent Film
Chapter Seven: Screening Opportunities

Appendices
Bibliography and Webography
Index
Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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