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The Animator's Survival Kit : A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators - Richard Williams

The Animator's Survival Kit

A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

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Published: 25th September 2012
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The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behindWho Framed Roger Rabbit?


Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified byToy Story.


Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication in passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn could push the medium in new directions. In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator--from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz --needs. Urging his readers to "invent but be believable," he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.

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I would highly recommend this book for new animators

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    I brought this as a gift for my daughter who is wanting to become an animator when she is older and this book is a great start for new animators.

     
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    Cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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      This is the go to book for animation walk cycles and animation tips in general although it was written for 2D animation most if not all of it can be used for 3D as well! This should be the first book you buy even if you only have a passing interest in animation!

       
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      I bought this book to use as an animation reference book. Love the range of animation frame examples. Key book along with "illusion of life"

       
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        it's just like having a mentor, fabulous

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          A must have for animators of any skill level.

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          Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation. The New York Times"

          ISBN: 9780865478978
          ISBN-10: 086547897X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 382
          Published: 25th September 2012
          Publisher: FABER & FABER
          Country of Publication: US
          Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 2.2
          Weight (kg): 0.38
          Edition Number: 2