Animation Products

  • Essential Effects

    Water, Fire, Wind, and More

    By Mauro Maressa

    Animate the world around you! Follow along with veteran Disney effects artist Mauro Maressa as he teaches you how to create and animate natural phenomena like water, fire, smoke, lightning, lava, mud, and wind. Essential Effects will help you plan, draw, design, and animate traditional 2D effects,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13 
    CRC Press

  • On Animation

    The Director's Perspective Vol 2

    By Ron Diamond

    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 interviewd) Tom Sito and Bill Kroyer. Interviews cover…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    CRC Press

  • Twice the First

    Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    Giannalberto Bendazzi brings to light some of the lost relics of animation history with his new book, Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film. Unlike other works, however, Bendazzi focuses on the growth of animation in non-western countries. This book particularly…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    CRC Press

  • Unlocking Animation Layout

    Expert Techniques for Effective Backgrounds

    By Dan Hansen

    From his days working under the Nine Old Men and creating layout for Disney classics like Aladdin and Hercules to more than a decade of teaching animation to the rising generation at CalArts, Dan Hansen has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and is sharing it with you in Unlocking Animation Layout…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    Focal Press

  • Animation

    From Concept to Production

    By Hannes Rall

    This book explains the creation of animation from concept to production. Instead of focusing on singular aspects of animation production, talented animators can learn to make better films by understanding the process as a whole. Veteran independent filmmaker Hannes Rall teaches you how to develop…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13 
    CRC Press

  • Gesture Drawing

    A Story-Based Approach

    By April Connors

    This instructional drawing book is intended to guide the reader through a story-telling based approach to gesture drawing, utilizing different techniques and exercises that encourage and develop creative problem solving as it relates to observational studies. This book clearly outlines a work flow…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    CRC Press

  • On Animation Set

    By Ron Diamond

    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 interviewd) Tom Sito and Bill Kroyer. Interviews cover…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    CRC Press

  • On Animation

    The Director's Perspective Vol 1

    By Ron Diamond

    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 interviewd) Tom Sito and Bill Kroyer. Interviews cover…

    Paperback – 2017-09-04
    CRC Press

  • Acting and Character Animation

    The Art of Animated Films, Acting and Visualizing

    By Rolf Giesen, Anna Khan

    Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    CRC Press

  • Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, Third Edition

    By Nancy Beiman

    Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, Prepare to Board, 3rd edition presents the methods and techniques of animation master, Nancy…

    Paperback – 2017-06-12
    CRC Press

  • Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion

    The Guide to Non-Puppet Photographic Animation Techniques, Second Edition

    By Tom Gasek

    Single frame film-making has been around as long as film itself. It is the ancestor to modern day special effects and animation. Despite its age-old practice, Single frame film making and stop-motion animation continues to influence media and culture with its magic. Current advances in technology…

    Paperback – 2017-06-02
    CRC Press

  • Acting for Animators

    4th Edition

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge

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