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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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An Animator must have.

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  • As the Book said,Survial Kit,For anyone new &old
  • Broad Appeal
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    This Book is great for any artist who want there art to take it to the next level,or any new animator who is starting out.
    or any animator of any media ,Sould get this Book.

     
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    I would highly recommend this book for new animators

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      Comments about The Animator's Survival Kit--Revised Edition:

      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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        Excellent resource

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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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          Don't know how I lived without this

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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): 27.6 x 23.7  x 2.5
            Weight (kg): 1.66
            Edition Number: 2