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Animator's Survival Kit / Edition 2

Animator's Survival Kit / Edition 2

by Richard Williams
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The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today—and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Toy Story.

Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication in passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn could push the medium in new directions. In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator—from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz —needs. Urging his readers to "invent but be believable," he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571238347
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 12/08/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Richard Williams has won more than 250 international awards for his animation. He currently lives in Wales.

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Hatter More than 1 year ago
I'm an animation student and recognized this book from upperclassmen friends. It's probably the most helpful animation book, which is no surprised considering who wrote it. It would make a great gift for animation students or animation buffs. The illustrations are clear and go hand to hand perfectly with the text for a complete understanding. This book alone won't teach animation, it's more as a helping hand with a professor.
Nick2k More than 1 year ago
Used this in my Art School. A must have. Only, make sure when you buy it from here you get the disk thats supposed to come with it. Mine came sans and these folks would not send me a replacement. Otherwise, Get it!
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This book has been reccomended by the top Flash artists in the net. It has been said that this is a very excellent book for any type of animator, any level.