Ideas For The Animated Short

Author: Karen Sullivan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136141979
Size: 79.14 MB
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Follow from start to finish the creation of an animated short from the pre-production thought process to story development and character design. Explore the best practices and avoid the common pitfalls of creating two to five minute shorts. Watch a specially created animated short, demonstrating the core techniques and principles at the companion website! Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion website includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With all NEW content on script writing, acting, sound design and visual storytelling as well as stereoscopic 3D storytelling, further enhance your animated shorts and apply the industry best practices to your own projects and workflows.

Characters In Fictional Worlds

Author: Jens Eder
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110232413
Size: 39.36 MB
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Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys todays diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet."

Creating Characters With Personality

Author: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399578730
Size: 78.64 MB
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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Acting And Character Animation

Author: Rolf Giesen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351651072
Size: 80.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from the late Ray Harryhausen, Jim Danforth, Joe Letteri, and Bruno Bozzetto, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.

Character Mentor

Author: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240820711
Size: 44.65 MB
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Provides advice for graphic artists on how to deepen characterizations through poses and expressions, and presents a variety of exercises, with examples of how previous artists have handled them and expert suggestions to improve the results.

Anime Studio 6 The Official Guide

Author: Kelly L. Murdock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456173
Size: 64.25 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get ready to harness the amazing capabilities of Anime Studio 6, an easy-to-use but powerful 2D animation software package. ANIME STUDIO 6: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE shows budding and professional animators alike how to use all the unique and powerful features o

Producing Animation 2nd Edition

Author: Catherine Winder
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136136053
Size: 68.22 MB
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You have a useful library of books covering the tools, techniques and aesthetics of animation, but you've been asked to put your production and creative skills to the test to produce a theatrical feature film or to deliver 52 episodes of a television series with only 18 months in the schedule. Producing Animation is your answer. Written by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi and edited by Tracey Miller-Zarneke, Producing Animation is a comprehensive guide to the production industry. Already a relied upon resource by professionals and students alike, this book covers the process from script to screen while defining the role of the producer at each phase. The second edition features new content such as sidebars on key topics from industry experts, discussions on CG, 2D and stereoscopic production processes, and an overview on marketing and distributing your project. The companion website provides access to sample tables, templates and workflow outlines for CG and 2D animation production.