The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age

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The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking from one of the foremost producers of animated features. By drawing (sorry!) upon more than seven decades of Disney's classic and beloved animated films, this stunning book explores the role of the directors, story artists, songwriters, and animators who each play an integral role in the creation of an animated feature.

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Overview

The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking from one of the foremost producers of animated features. By drawing (sorry!) upon more than seven decades of Disney's classic and beloved animated films, this stunning book explores the role of the directors, story artists, songwriters, and animators who each play an integral role in the creation of an animated feature.

This book includes a special focus on the digital techniques of filmmaking and fresh, behind-the-scenes work from the most current Disney films, including Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, and Bolt, as well as showing other forms of animation such as the stop-motion of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423104766
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Series: Disney Editions Deluxe (Film) Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 933,764
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Hahn's name is synonymous with some of the most critically acclaimed animated motion pictures of this generation, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast, (the first animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (and before the Best Animated Film category was established). He was also the associate producer for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the groundbreaking 1988 film that pioneered new techniques for combining animation and live-action. His other film credits include Fantasia/2000 and Atlantis. He is currently at work on his next Disney animated film.

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    A Quick, Accessible Guide to Animation

    Whether you are a fan of animation or are thinking about entering the industry, Don Hahn's "Alchemy of Animation" provides a simple, condensed version of how an animated movie is made. One of the many positives to this book is it provides contemporary information and covers the three main forms of animation: 2D, 3D, and stop motion. The book also provides a basic description of the many occupations that revolve around the creation of an animated movie. Readers are able to really get a sense of who does what when animating a movie whether it be a 2D, 3D, or stop motion film. The pictures provided in the book are another treat ranging from rough sketches of characters to step-by-step images of a CG motion picture. Don't miss out on this book.

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