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On Animation

The Director's Perspective Vol 1, 1st Edition

By Ron Diamond

CRC Press

372 pages

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On Animation: The Director's Perspective is a collection of interviews with 21 animated feature-film directors. These extensive interviews were conducted over the past several years by filmmakers and educators (and peers to the directors interviews) Tom Sito and Bill Kroyer. Interviews cover in-depth discussion of each director's career -- focusing on their creative development, their films, lesson learned and advice. The interviews were edited and produced by Ron Diamond.

Key Features

  • Interviews with the greatest living legends in animation
  • Offers profound insight into the creative process of these giants
  • Grants advice and lessons for inspiring animators
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:

    John Musker 

    Ron Clements

    John Lasseter

    Andrew Stanton

    Brenda Chapman

    Nick Park

    Tomm Moore

    Chris Wedge

    Roger Allers

    Chris Buck

    Tim Johnson

    Bill Plympton


    About the Author

    Tom Sito's screen credits include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beat, Aladdin, The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Prince of Egypt, Shrek, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Tom co-directed Warner Bros' Osmosis Jones in 2001. He is the author of Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson and Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation. He is currently the Chair and a Professor at the John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.

    Bill Kroyer began his career at Disney as animator on The Fox and the Hound. He left Disney to develop Tron with director Steven Lisberger. Following Tron, he started his own studio, Kroyer Films, where he directed the short film Technological Threat and feature film FernGully: The Last Rainforest. Warner Bros tapped Bill to play a key role setting up its feature animation division. Soon after he joined Rhythm and Hues Studios as Senior Animation Director and supervised the CGI animation for films such as Garfield, Scooby Doo, Cats & Dogs and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. He is currently the Head of the Digital Arts department at Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.

    Ron Diamond founded ACME Filmworks in 1990 to create commercials, shorts and long form animated projects. In addition to producing over 1600 commercials, Ron produced the TV Series Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show for Warner Bros and Drawn From Memory for PBS. He is a recognized expert in international animation and lectures at schools and animation festivals worldwide. He curates specialty animation programs for festivals and presents his annual Animation Show of Shows of new important shorts at the major US animation studios, animation schools, and animation festivals. He is also co-founder of the Animation World Network.

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