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

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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...

On Animation Set

Ron Diamond
July 18, 2018

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...

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

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

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

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,...

Composition for the 21st 1/2 Century, 2 Volume set

Thomas Paul Thesen
April 02, 2018

This book is about composition and its application in animation, illustration, games and film. It covers all various aspects of design and explains in detail the use of the specific aspect and provides examples of its impact. Focus is on the ability of each aspect to tell a story and how it affects...

Workflow: A Practical Guide to the Creative Process

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

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

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

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

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

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, Third 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...

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