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The Fundamentals of Animation - Paul Wells & Samantha Moore

The Fundamentals of Animation

Author Paul Wells & Samantha Moore

  • Published: 2017-02-09
  • Category: Digital Media

Description

Packed with examples from classic and contemporary films, The Fundamentals of Animation presents each stage of the animation production process in an engaging visual style, whilst providing an historical and critical context for four core disciplines: drawn/cel; 2D/3D stop-motion; computer generated; and experimental animation.

With insightful commentary from leading animators, Wells and Moore also introduce you to the many different career paths open to aspiring animators, from storyboard artist or character designer to VFX artist or writer and director. They also provide you with key tips on producing engaging portfolios and show reels.

- Illustrated with over 300 images, including preliminary sketches, frame-by-frame analyses and shots of animators at work.

- Now explores the animated documentary genre and the role of visual effects and gaming in contemporary animation.

- Features more than 20 interviews with a range of international practitioners including Pete Docter, Director, Monsters, Inc. (2001), Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015).

Featured Artists
Sarah Cox, ArthurCox
Lluis Danti, Media Molecule
Pete Docter, Pixar
Paul Driessen
Eric Fogel
Cathal Gaffney, Brown Bag Films
Adam Goddard
Philip Hunt, STUDIO AKA
The Brothers McLeod
Bill Plympton
Ellen Poon, Industrial Light and Magic
Barry Purves
Joanna Quinn
Chris Randall, Second Home Studios
Maureen Selwood
Koji Yamamura