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FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition

3rd Edition

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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 ex...

On Animation: The Director's Perspective Vol 2

1st Edition

Ron Diamond
November 12, 2019

On Animation: The Director's Perspective is a collection of interviews with 23 animated feature-film directors. These extensive interviews were conducted over the past several years by filmmakers and educators (and peers to the directors interviews) Tom Sito and Bill Kroyer. Interviews cover...

On Animation: The Director's Perspective Vol 1

1st Edition

Ron Diamond
October 28, 2019

Be a fly on the wall as industry leaders Bill Kroyer and Tom Sito take us through insightful face-to-face interviews, revealing, in these two volumes, the journeys of 23 world-class directors as they candidly share their experiences and personal views on the process of making feature animated films...

Václav Trojan: Music Composition in Czech Animated Films

1st Edition

Marco Bellano
August 27, 2019

This book explores the Czech composer Václav Trojan (1907-1983) and his compositions for Jiri Trnka's films, a very influential puppet stop-motion animator. Trnka is regarded as one of the finest outcomes of Czech art in the aftermath of the Second World War and inspiration for contemporary...

Composition for the 21st ½ century, Vol 1: Image-making for Animation

1st Edition

Thomas Paul Thesen
July 05, 2019

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...

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,...

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