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Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts

3rd Edition

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Nancy Beiman
June 12, 2017

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 B...

Redesigning Animation: United Productions of America

1st Edition

Cinzia Bottini
August 14, 2018

The animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) was able to challenge Disney supremacy in the 1950s entertainment market by creating cutting-edge animated cartoons. UPA films express a simplified audiovisual language consisting of stylized layout designs, asymmetrical compositions, colors...

Digital Forensic Art Techniques: A Professional’s Guide to Corel Painter

1st Edition

Natalie Murry
July 13, 2018

Digital Forensic Art Techniques: A Professional’s Guide to Corel PainterTM illustrates hands-on techniques to digitally create forensic art for police and investigative purposes.  Coverage focuses specifically on how to utilize the software to create realistic human likenesses, including composites...

Winsor McCay: His Life and Art

1st Edition

John Canemaker
June 11, 2018

This volume is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867-1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring...

Essential Effects: Water, Fire, Wind, and More

1st Edition

Mauro Maressa
April 20, 2018

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,...

Workflow: A Practical Guide to the Creative Process

1st Edition

Doron Meir
March 06, 2018

A pro isn’t just a person who can do it well. It’s a person who can do it well every time, on demand and on deadline; which is why the key to being a professional creative is having a great creative process. Whether it’s writing a book, animating a shot, designing a game level or composing a...

Floating Worlds: A Short History of Japanese Animation

1st Edition

Maria Roberta Novielli
January 31, 2018

Through the analysis of the work of the main Japanese animators starting from the pioneers of 1917, the book will overview the whole history of Japanese animated film, including the latest tendencies and the experimental movies. In addition to some of the most acclaimed directors Miyazaki Hayao,...

Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

1st Edition

Giannalberto Bendazzi
October 31, 2017

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...

The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure

1st Edition

Kelly Brine
October 03, 2017

From Renaissance fresco painters to contemporary graphic novel artists, the ability to draw clothed figures from one’s imagination has always been crucial to artists – and exceptionally difficult to attain. With over 220 illustrations, The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the...

Gesture Drawing: A Story-Based Approach

1st Edition

April Connors
September 19, 2017

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...

Acting and Character Animation: The Art of Animated Films, Acting and Visualizing

1st Edition

Rolf Giesen, Anna Khan
August 02, 2017

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...

Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts

3rd Edition

Nancy Beiman
June 12, 2017

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...

FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition

3rd Edition

Mike Mattesi
March 29, 2017

Bring your artwork to life with the power of the FORCE! Watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques through 30 videos that are launched through the book's companion App. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn...

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