Layout and Composition for Animation

Layout and Composition for Animation

by Ed Ghertner
     
 

This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists. With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character

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Overview

This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists. With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character layouts, readers will learn how to develop character layout and background layout as well as strengthen composition styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples and inspirational case studies. A companion website will include further technique based tools, finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials for further artistic skill development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240814414
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2010
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
1,386,592
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

It's All About Storytelling: Pre-Drawing

Choosing the Correct Tools to tell the story: Viewing Process, Mood, Color, Timing, Movement/Action, Time of Day, Atmosphere.

Putting it down on Paper: Horizon and Vanishing Points, Character Placement, Placement of Objects in Space

Extreme Perspective Solutions: Multiple Horizons, Multiple Vanishing Points

Placement of Characters in a Composition: Path of Action, Placement of Characters in a Composition, Composing a Scene.

Camera: Camera Moves, Bi-Back, Multi-plane, Multi-level

Changing Perspective in a Scene: Curved Pans, Perspective Tricks

Lighting: Shadows, Reflections

Digital Layout and Composition: 2D and 3D

Frequently Used Terms and Definitions

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