Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making & Selling A Short Film / Edition 1by Mark A. Simon, Linda Simensky
PRODUCING INDEPENDENT 2D CHARACTER ANIMATION takes an in-depth look at the artistry and production process of cel animation in a friendly, how-to manner that makes the sometimes tedious process of animation enjoyable and easy to understand. This book guides animators through every step of planning and production; includes examples of actual production forms,… See more details below
PRODUCING INDEPENDENT 2D CHARACTER ANIMATION takes an in-depth look at the artistry and production process of cel animation in a friendly, how-to manner that makes the sometimes tedious process of animation enjoyable and easy to understand. This book guides animators through every step of planning and production; includes examples of actual production forms, organization tips, screen shots, and sketches from the pre- to post-production processes; and contains detailed information on the hardware and software used to complete each step.
By mapping out the course of how his small studio brainstormed, created, then produced its award-winning animation, TIMMY'S LESSONS IN NATURE, Mark Simon explains to animators what it takes-both creatively and resource-wise-to get their animations to market.
Includes exclusive interviews with Oscar-nominated independent animator Bill Plimpton, Craig McCracken, creator of the POWER PUFF GIRLS, Craig "Spike" Decker of SPIKE & MIKE'S SICK AND TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, David Fine & Alison Snowden who are the Academy Award-Winning producers of BOB AND MARGARET, Cartoon Network's Senior Vice President of Original Animation, Linda Simensky, and Tom Sito, Co-Director of OSMOSIS JONES...as well as others.
Table of Contents
FOREWORD by Linda Simensky of Cartoon Network; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; BEFORE WE GET STARTED; Frame Rate; Time vs. Footage; DPI vs. Pixels; Scenes; File Organization; Tricks of the Trade; Supplies, Hardware, and Software; Production Crew; PRE-PRODUCTION; The In-House Pitch; Character Design; Story and Storyboards; Budget; Crewing Up; Revised Storyboards; Layouts; PRODUCTION; Directing Dialogue; Audio Recording and Editing; Animatics; Animation Breakdowns, Slugging, or Timing; Audio Breakdowns; Assigning Production Work; Key Animation; Rotoscoping; Effects Animation; Pencil Tests; Enhanced Animatics; Backgrounds; Inbetweens; Clean-Ups; Scanning; Digital Ink and Paint; Composite and Export of Individual Layers; Camera Moves and Special Effects; Final Image Composite; POST-PRODUCTION; Title Cards; Credits; Editing; Music and Sound Design; Final Composite with Audio and Output to Tape or Film; WHAT NEXT? Copyright; Festivals; Online; Pitching to a Studio, Network, or Distributor; Portfolio Piece; INTERVIEWS; Craig McCracken; Bill Plympton; Craig "Spike" Decker; Linda Simensky; Rachelle Lewis; Tom Sito; David Fine and Alison Snowden
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