Directing For Animation

Author: Tony Bancroft
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136126538
Size: 60.51 MB
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There’s no class in art school that can teach you this. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to directing a great animated film than beautiful illustrations and cool characters. You need to bring out your inner creative visionary and take your savvy leadership skills to the front lines - being great with a pencil, brush, or stylus is not enough. Tony Bancroft released his inner creative visionary when creating Mulan. In Directing for Animation he shows you exactly how. Pull the right strings to bring your characters to life and center your story by developing the visual cues that lend to your audiences understanding of the plot, place, and purpose. Tony walks you through the process, bringing you behind the scenes of real, well-known projects - with a little help from some famous friends. Learn from the directors of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Ice Age, Chicken Run, and Kung Fu Panda, and see how they developed stories and created characters that have endured for generations. Get the inside scoop behind these major features...pitfalls and all.

Directing Animation

Author: David B. Levy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1581157460
Size: 40.49 MB
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"Dave's book is a terrific collection of real stories from the animation world. Many of them are proof that a director needs to think with both sides of her or his brain. I don't think they teach this stuff in art school."---Brown Johnson, president, Nickelodeon Animation. "Directing Animation is as much a book on management, leadership, and people skills as it is a book on animation. Any person leading a creative team in any field (or hoping to lead one someday) will be inspired and surprised by David Levy's keen analysis of the human side of the business of directing animation."---Linda Simensky, vice president, children's programming, PBS "The most comprehensive book on directing animation from one of the best writers in the business."---Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated indie animation director "Q: How many books on directing animation does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: One---David Levy's! And if you read this funny and informative book, you'll learn how to get other people to screw in the lightbulbs For you---and love doing it!"---Tom Warburton, TV animation director, creator, Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door "Once again, David Levy has written a book that is an absolutely vital read to anyone interested in starting, or already in the midst of, a career making animated films. Levy has compiled essential information from the industry's top talents, as well as the independent filmmaking community, telling it like it is and offering strong advice from decades of practical experience. A must-have!"---Jerry Beck, coeditor of CartoonBrew.com and author of The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons Both experienced and aspiring animation professionals will find Directing Animation a comprehensive and entertaining guide to understanding the director's creative role in managing the entire animation process. An animation director doesn't simply direct animation. He or she directs people who animate and must be equally able to relate to the crew, producers, writers, creators, and clients. In addition to over eighty photographs and illustrations, Directing Animation includes insider tips and firsthand experiences from animators, directors, and producers, revealing the best ways to manage the production process while creating a workplace that is both efficient and fun.

Directing The Story

Author: Francis Glebas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136138692
Size: 23.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.

Your Career In Animation

Author: David B. Levy
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781581158397
Size: 34.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry. Here’s an insider’s guide to getting into that industry, staying there, and getting ahead. Author David B. Levy has interviewed the top pros in animation, including Steven Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants; Al Brodax, producer of Yellow Submarine; Teddy Newton, character designer on The Incredibles; Linda Simensky, senior director of PBS Kids; John R. Dilworth, creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog; and dozens of others to get their insights on creating a portfolio or reel, meeting animators, networking, and making the leap from working for others to pitching and selling. A resource section lists animation schools, film festivals, studios, Web sites, and publications to get budding animators off to an animated start.

Thinking Animation Bridging The Gap Between 2d And Cg

Author: Ron Suppa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598632612
Size: 26.33 MB
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Learn how to think before you animate. Thinking Animation is a one-of-a-kind book that emphasizes how artists can use traditional animation techniques and principles with the computer generated animation technology of today. Written by seasoned animators

Digital Character Animation 3

Author: George Maestri
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132798198
Size: 18.90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you’re creating animation for television, advertising, games, or multimedia, [digital] Character Animation 3 can help you bring your imagination to life. In this updated classic, both newcomers to digital animation and old hands looking to hone existing skills will find essential techniques for creating lively, professional-quality animation that are applicable to any software application. Combining the fundamentals of modeling, rigging, and animation with advanced-level information on characterization, directing, and production management, author George Maestri has created an essential resource for digital animators. [digital] Character Animation 3 is packed with beautiful new artwork and Maestri’s invaluable expert tips. Along with clear instruction on the theory and practice of foundation techniques such as rigging, walk-cycles, and lip-synch–the tutorials and exercises in this book let you practice what you’ve learned. Maestri also offers in-depth information on creating nuanced characters that feel “alive” and win audience empathy and attention. The book’s final chapter guides you through the entire filmmaking process, from story development through voice casting and animation directing.

Digital Cinematography Directing

Author: Dan Ablan
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132798204
Size: 39.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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digital Cinematography and Directing is unlike any other cinematography or directing book you've seen. This book was written entirely for 3D animators. Based on real-world photographic and cinematic principles, it teaches you essential skills and concepts that you can apply to any industry 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, CINEMA 4D, Maya, and other leading programs. This book does not focus on using software but rather teaches you how to understand and use the camera within your 3D application. Master focal lengths, f-stops, and apertures within your 3D aplication. Learn how pre-production planning can guide and enhance your project by applying essential storyboarding techniques. Use light as not only an illumination source, but as a tool for cinematic storytelling. Learn how to direct your digital cast with proper staging techniques "Dan Ablan's years of innovating digital production techniques and his undeniable expertise at teaching CGI, FX, and Film, makes digitalCinematography and Directing a must-have!" -Dave Adams, Dreamworks.

Layout And Composition For Animation

Author: Ed Ghertner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136129898
Size: 47.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists. With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character layouts, readers will learn how to develop character layout and background layout as well as strengthen composition styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples and inspirational case studies. A companion website will include further technique based tools, finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials for further artistic skill development.

The Lego Animation Book

Author: David Pagano
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 159327789X
Size: 50.92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation—no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: –Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures –Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors –Design sets for animation—make three buildings look like an entire city! –Light, frame, and capture consistent photos –Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales –Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks –Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play! For ages 10+

Exploring Digital Cinematography

Author: Jason Donati
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133007090
Size: 55.50 MB
Format: PDF
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Successful animators- the ones who land the exciting jobs and who win the industry awards- must be more than simply a talented artist, a great filmmaker, or a skilled technologist. They need to be all three! For the first time, aspiring animators and those in the field looking to move up have a resource to help them develop this entire skill set with Exploring Digital Cinematography. Award-winning animator Jason Donati examines such key concepts as CG directing, lighting, and texturing from the three different perspectives of art, film, and technology. Beginning with a solid foundation of art and filmmaking knowledge, this groundbreaking book then translates key production techniques- including depth of field, camera blocking, and three-point lighting- into the 3D world. This unique approach bridges the gap between traditional live-action cinematography and cutting-edge 3D animation, giving readers all the skills they need to realize their full 3D animation potential. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.