The Animators

The Animators

Sharon and Mel will stay with me for a very long time.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • NPR • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage She was the first person to ...

Author: Kayla Rae Whitaker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812989298

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“A wildly original novel that pulses with heart and truth . . . That this powerful exploration of friendship, desire, ambition, and secrets manages to be ebullient, gripping, heartbreaking, and deeply deeply funny is a testament to Kayla Rae Whitaker’s formidable gifts. I was so sorry to reach the final page. Sharon and Mel will stay with me for a very long time.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • NPR • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage She was the first person to see me as I had always wanted to be seen. It was enough to indebt me to her forever. In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing. Drawing: Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether. Now, after a decade of striving, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature, which transforms Mel’s difficult childhood into a provocative and visually daring work of art. The toast of the indie film scene, they stand at the cusp of making it big. But with their success come doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. Sharon begins to feel expendable, suspecting that the ever-more raucous Mel is the real artist. During a trip to Sharon’s home state of Kentucky, the only other partner she has ever truly known—her troubled, charismatic childhood best friend, Teddy—reenters her life, and long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming. A funny, heartbreaking novel of friendship, art, and trauma, The Animators is about the secrets we keep and the burdens we shed on the road to adulthood. “Suffused with humor, tragedy and deep insights about art and friendship.”—People “[A] stunning debut.”—Variety “A compulsively readable portrait of women as incandescent artists and intimate collaborators.”—Elle
Categories: Fiction

The Animator s Survival Kit

The Animator s Survival Kit

The Academy Award-winning artist behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? draws on his master instruction classes to demonstrate essential techniques required of animators of any skill level or method, in an updated edition that provides expanded ...

Author: Richard Williams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865478978

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 231

The Academy Award-winning artist behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? draws on his master instruction classes to demonstrate essential techniques required of animators of any skill level or method, in an updated edition that provides expanded coverage of such topics as animal gaits and live action. Simultaneous.
Categories: Art

The Animator s Sketchbook

The Animator s Sketchbook

This Pixar-branded sketchbook is comprised primarily of blank pages for animators of all skill levels to fill in with ideas, storyboards, and sketches.

Author: Pixar

Publisher:

ISBN: 1452142165

Category: Animated films

Page: 171

View: 854

Creating an animated film takes a lot of work, from the texture of a character's hair to the shot sequence of a high-speed car chase. This Pixar-branded sketchbook is comprised primarily of blank pages for animators of all skill levels to fill in with ideas, storyboards, and sketches. Conveniently divided based on the core preproduction stages of Concept, Color, Story, Characters, and Worlds, each section begins with a brief introduction, a handful of inspiring quotes from some of the best artists working at Pixar, and a few key examples of related art before launching into blank templates, ready to be filled. Useful and inspiring, this journal provides a structured space for aspiring filmmakers to workshop their ideas through all phases of development.
Categories: Animated films

The Animator s Sketchbook

The Animator   s Sketchbook

How to See, Interpret & Draw Like a Master Animator Tony White. Resources Recommended Drawing Books for Animators Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield, ...

Author: Tony White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498774079

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 216

The Animator’s Sketchbook will teach students of animation how to improve their work through observation and drawing. It will show readers how to access their inner "animator." With over 60 different gesture and drawing exercises, this book enhances vision, analysis, understanding, and the core skills required to become a master animator. Filled with extensive practice pages, Tony White’s Sketchbook, invites students to demonstrate what they learn. Each exercise is timed, so that the skills acquired, are optimized for efficiency and comprehension. The style and technique of the art produced will be entirely up to the reader, thus making no two sketchbooks alike.
Categories: Computers

The Animator

The Animator

Those who are devoted to the unselfish service of others or focused on the life of the spirit often take animators to be superficial people with their ...

Author: Jaroslaw Jankowski

Publisher: LOGOS MEDIA

ISBN: 9788379810550

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 59

View: 502

Discover a compendium of knowledge on the animator – ESTP personality type! As you explore this book, you will find the answer to a number of crucial questions: * How do animators think and what do they feel? How do they make decisions? How do they solve problems? What makes them anxious? What do they fear? What irritates them? * Which personality types are they happy to encounter on their road through life and which ones do they avoid? What kind of friends, life partners and parents do they make? How do others perceive them? * What are their vocational predispositions? What sort of work environment allows them to function most effectively? Which careers best suit their personality type? * What are their strengths and what do they need to work on? How can they make the most of their potential and avoid pitfalls? * Which famous people correspond to the animator’s profile? * Which nation displays the most features characteristic of this personality type? This book is part of the ID16 Personality Types series. ID16 is a personality typology which draws on the theory developed by Carl Gustav Jung. Typologies formulated on the basis of Jung’s theory are widely used in teaching, training, coaching and human resource management, as well as in career and relationship counselling. They also form a basis for numerous programmes supporting personal development and improving interpersonal relationships. The majority of global businesses employ Jungian personality tests as a standard tool in their recruitment procedures and vocational development processes.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Animator s Sketchbook

The Animator   s Sketchbook

It will show readers how to access their inner "animator." With over 60 different gesture and drawing exercises, this book enhances vision, analysis, understanding, and the core skills required to become a master animator.

Author: Tony White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315349923

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 966

The Animator’s Sketchbook will teach students of animation how to improve their work through observation and drawing. It will show readers how to access their inner "animator." With over 60 different gesture and drawing exercises, this book enhances vision, analysis, understanding, and the core skills required to become a master animator. Filled with extensive practice pages, Tony White’s Sketchbook, invites students to demonstrate what they learn. Each exercise is timed, so that the skills acquired, are optimized for efficiency and comprehension. The style and technique of the art produced will be entirely up to the reader, thus making no two sketchbooks alike.
Categories: Computers

Acting for Animators

Acting for Animators

Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition.

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317210450

Category: Art

Page: 212

View: 893

Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure. He speaks directly to animators, instead of stage or screen actors. Acting for Animators is an invaluable primer for beginner animators and a useful reference for experienced pros. New to this fourth edition: - 6 new scene-by-scene acting analyses of animated feature films, including Zootopia and The Little Prince - an annotated analysis of Walt Disney’s famous 1935 memo to Don Graham, regarding how best to train animators - advice to the animator about how best to perform visual references - a chapter on Virtual Reality - an online database of Ed’s previous film analyses, all in one place.
Categories: Art

The Animator s Workbook

The Animator s Workbook

This book will be invaluable to pastelists.

Author: Tony White

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823002292

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 383

Paint spectacular snow-covered mountains reflected in a crystal-clear lake. Capture a vivid summer sunset, or an intricately patterned butterfly alighting on a flower. The Big Book of Painting Nature in Pastel provides 72 stimulating demonstrations in painting trees, skies, water, flowers, and animals from beautiful photographs by one of the world's leading nature photographers. This book will be invaluable to pastelists. The 250 magnificent illustrations and engaging text cover the entire range of pastel painting techniques and give the artist in-depth instruction in painting beautiful images of the natural world in all seasons, weather, geographical variety, and at every time of day. Many of the lessons are followed by assignments designed to help you apply what you have just learned to new situations. The Big Book of Painting Nature in Pastel is a must for everyone who wants to master the techniques for becoming a first-rate nature painter.
Categories: Performing Arts

Animation Mini Dialogue Acting and Directing

Animation Mini  Dialogue  Acting and Directing

From Richard Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit comes key chapters in mini form.

Author: Richard E. Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571358446

Category:

Page: 48

View: 292

DIRECTING, DIALOGUE AND ACTING From Richard Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit comes key chapters in mini form. The Animator's Survival Kit is the essential tool for animators. However, sometimes you don't want to carry the hefty expanded edition around with you to your college or studio if you're working on just one aspect of it that day. The Animation Minis take some of the most essential chapters and make them available in smaller, lightweight, hand-bag/backpack size versions. Easy to carry. Easy to study. This Mini focuses on Directing, Dialogue and Acting. As a director, whatever your idea is, you want to put it over, so the main thing with directing is to be clear - very clear. The Director's job is to hold everything together so that the animator can give the performance. Richard Williams shows how that performance can be achieved with flexibility and contrast. With Acting and Dialogue, the temptation is to try to do everything at once - Williams' advice: do one thing at a time.
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The Animator s Eye

The Animator s Eye

Animator's. Eye. Different years I was into drawing different themes. My inspirational artists led to me imitating them. Mad Magazine and Disney films ...

Author: Francis Glebas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136130229

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 249

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Computers

The Animator s Eye

The Animator s Eye

Enhance your animated features and shorts with this polished guide to channeling your vision and imagination from a former Disney animator and director.

Author: Francis Glebas

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138403156

Category:

Page:

View: 731

Enhance your animated features and shorts with this polished guide to channeling your vision and imagination from a former Disney animator and director. Learn how to become a strong visual storyteller through better use of color, volume, shape, shadow, and light - as well as discover how to tap into your imagination and refine your own personal vision. Francis Glebas, the director of Piglet's Big Day, guides you through the animation design process in a way that only years of expertise can provide. Discover how to create unique worlds and compelling characters as well as the difference between real-world and cartoon physics as Francis breaks down animated scenes to show you how and why to layout your animation.
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Acting for Animators

Acting for Animators

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: PSU:000050724932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

View: 552

A guide to acting theory for animators, covering such topics as the audience, movement, speech, the camera, and form.
Categories: Performing Arts

The animators

The animators

This book shows works from the exhibition, not only traditional forms of animation but those from less familiar fields. These include digital imagery and films which have been reworked with rapid edits, cuts, repeats, and reversals.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0905634764

Category: Animation (Cinematography)

Page: 64

View: 584

Categories: Animation (Cinematography)

Craft Notes for Animators

Craft Notes for Animators

Craft Notes for Animators analyses specific films – including Frozen and Despicable Me – to explain the secrets of creating truthful stories and believable characters.

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317521174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 162

View: 215

If Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs represented the Animation industry’s infancy, Ed Hooks thinks that the current production line of big-budget features is its artistically awkward adolescence. While a well-funded marketing machine can conceal structural flaws, uneven performances and superfluous characters, the importance of crafted storytelling will only grow in importance as animation becomes a broader, more accessible art form. Craft Notes for Animators analyses specific films – including Frozen and Despicable Me – to explain the secrets of creating truthful stories and believable characters. It is an essential primer for the for tomorrow’s industry leaders and animation artists.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Animator s Reference Book

The Animator s Reference Book

It typically takes animators years of study and practice to master even the basic motions of the human body . This book was conceived and designed to help ...

Author: Les Pardew

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: UOM:39015060890806

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 165

Presents a collection of photographs that show a wide range of human motion to help create 2D and 3D computer animation.
Categories: Computers

Action Analysis for Animators

Action Analysis for Animators

This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek.

Author: Chris Webster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136136535

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 688

Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) and then applied their observations to the animated character of an ogre (the fantastic). It is action analysis that enabled the animation team to visually translate a real life situation into an ogre's walk, achieving such fantastic results. Key animation skills are demonstrated with in-depth illustrations, photographs and live action footage filmed with high speed cameras. Detailed Case Studies, practical assignments and industry interviews ground action analysis methodology with real life examples. Action Analysis for Animators is a essential guide for students, amateurs and professionals.
Categories: Art

Tony White s Animator s Notebook

Tony White s Animator s Notebook

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Tony White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136131981

Category: Art

Page: 265

View: 934

Apprentice yourself to a master of classical animation techniques with this beautiful handbook of insider tips and techniques. Apply age-old techniques to create flawless animations, whether you're working with pencil and animation paper or a 3D application.
Categories: Art

The Animator s Guide to 2d Computer Animation

The Animator s Guide to 2d Computer Animation

Fig. 6.1 Archer's Movie Player. Fig. 6.2 Animo's Output Panel. T T 2 the animator's guide to 2D computer animation chapter 7.

Author: Hedley Griffin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: PSU:000047252905

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

View: 436

Written from an animator's point of view, this guide introduces readers to working with new computer animation systems. Includes all major techniques, from scanning drawings to image processing, coloring, adding backgrounds and shadows, and more. Covers leading software including Anima and Toonz, and the included CD-ROM contains animation clips and demo software.
Categories: Performing Arts

Computer Animator

Computer Animator

Computer Animators at Work • 23 119 If there is supposed to be a hurricane , for instance , it is the animators who make trees bend over and debris fly ...

Author: Peggy J. Parks

Publisher: Kidhaven

ISBN: 0737720654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 634

Discusses the requirements to become a computer animator, including education and training, as well as job location.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Walt Disney s Nine Old Men

Walt Disney s Nine Old Men

He called them The Nine Old Men. This book his a short history of the animators who helped create Disney's legacy.

Author: Fergus Mason

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499307977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 600

Today the Walt Disney Company is a huge media conglomerate with a whole range of interests, taking in music labels, cable and network TV, publishing, merchandising and a chain of theme parks in multiple countries. However it remains best known for its animated films. Starting in 1927, but mostly between 1933 and the beginning of 1935, Disney hired nine young men to work as animation artists. They came from various backgrounds and several different states. They all had one thing in common though - they were masters at the art of turning a series of drawings into smoothly animated footage and giving it a unique appeal. For most of those long careers they carried a name that Walt Disney had jokingly picked up from a book about the Supreme Court way back in 1937. He called them The Nine Old Men. This book his a short history of the animators who helped create Disney's legacy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography