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The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks

1st Edition

Mike Mattesi, Swendly Benilia
April 01, 2019

Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dunamism and energy! This book is an expellant companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and...

Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook

1st Edition

Tom Sito
March 22, 2019

Tom Sito (the legendary animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, and other classic works) brings together the perfect fusion of culinary skill and animation in his cookbook, Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator's Cookbook. Sito’s book is a celebration of the works from legendary...

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband: Revised and Expanded

2nd Edition

Ron Husband
March 13, 2019

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all...

Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

1st Edition

Pamela Taylor Turner
January 28, 2019

This book examines the life and animated art of the late Adam K. Beckett. Beckett is known for his six award-winning animations, made between the years 1972-1975, that were ground-breaking at the time and that continue to influence artists today. He is also recognized for his contributions to the...

Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age

1st Edition

Rolf Giesen
October 18, 2018

Rolf Giesen’s Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age explores the unique world of puppetry animation and its application in the digital age. With the advent of digital animation, many individuals see puppetry and 2D animation as being regulated to a niche market. Giesen’s text argues...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Animation Production: Documentation and Organization

1st Edition

Robert B. Musburger, PhD
July 27, 2017

This text follows the animation production by concentrating on the documentation necessary to accurately and professionally organize each step of the process. Examples of each piece of paperwork needed to complete the project will be shown. Many newcomers to the field are not experienced in the...

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