The Animator's Survival Kit

by Richard E. Williams

The Animator's Survival Kit Synopsis

Animation is one of the hottest and most creative areas of film-making today . During his more than 40 years in the business, Richard Williams has been one of the true innovators, and serves as the link between the golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation successes. In this book, based on his sold-out Animation Masterclass in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that very animator - from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz - needs. Using hundreds of drawings, Williams distills the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that has become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students and fans. This new expanded edition includes more on animal action, invention and realism with sophisticated animation examples

The Animator's Survival Kit Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571238347
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Richard E. Williams
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 392 pages
Categories: Animated films,

About Richard E. Williams

Richard Williams is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for which he won two Academy Awards, including a Special Achievement Award. Williams has also animated title sequences for Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, What's New Pussycat, Casino Royale and linking sequences for The Charge of the Light Brigade, as well as countless prize-winning commercials.

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