Animator's Survival Kit A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

ISBN-10: 0571202284
ISBN-13: 9780571202287
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: Richard Williams
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Description: Richard Williams is the pre-eminent figure in motion picture animation. The Animator's Survival Kit is based on master-classes he has been giving to professional and would-be animators around the world over the years.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Richard Williams is the pre-eminent figure in motion picture animation. The Animator's Survival Kit is based on master-classes he has been giving to professional and would-be animators around the world over the years.

Richard Williams is the chief sports writer for the Guardian and the bestselling author of The Death of Ayrton Senna and Enzo Ferrari: A Life. He is a lifelong fan of Nottingham Forest.Richard Williams is a rock critic who has assumed a significant status in popular culture and whose commentaries have helped to cast light, not just on the music, but on our times. A potent force in British rock journalism from the late 1960s and into the 1980s, he is today he holds the post of chief sports writer on the Guardian, but his early professional years were spent preaching the rock - and jazz - gospel. From 1969 to 1973, he worked on Melody Maker, latterly as Deputy Editor. From 1973-1976 he served Island Records in an A&R role. From 1976-1978, he edited Time Out, and returned to Melody Maker as Editor from 1978-1980. He was the first presenter on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test,' wrote for Let It Rock and Streetlife, acted as pop and jazz reviewer on the Times, and wrote books on Phil Spector, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis.

Why This Book?
Drawing in Time
Time to Draw
It's All in the Timing and the Spacing
Lesson 1
Advancing Backwards to 1940
History of the Chart and Inbetween
Extremes and Breakdowns
Keys
Three Ways to Animate
Testing, Testing, Testing
The X-Sheet
Came the Dawn...
The Best Numbering System
The Great Ones and Twos Battle
The Top and Bottom Pegs Battle
More on Spacing
Classic Inbetween Mistakes
Watch Your Arcs
Getting More Movement Within the Mass
The Elongated Inbetween
The Major Beginner's Mistake
The 'Ruff' Approach
How Much Do We Leave To The Assistant?
Take The Long Short Cut
Walks
Getting the Weight
Set the Tempo
The Passing Position or Breakdown
Two Ways to Plan a Walk
The Double Bounce
Loosening it Up
Digging Deeper into Walks
There's Nothing Like Trying It
The Heel
Foot Action
Normal Walk Spacing
Weight Shift
The Belt Line
Arm Movements
Counteraction
The Recipe
Sneaks
The Tip Toe Sneak
Runs, Jumps and Skips
The 4 Drawing Formula Run
The 3 Drawing Run
The 2 Drawing Run
The Recipe
Run, Jump, Skip and Leap
Skips
Jumps
Weight on a Jump
Flexibility
The Breakdown
Simple Overlap
Overlapping Action
Simple Counteraction
Breaking Joints to Give Flexibility
Flexibility in the Face
Overlapping Action in the Face
Instant Read - Profiles for Readability
Weight
Pressure and Weight
How Much Effort Do We Have to Expend?
Dancing
Rules of Thumb On Synchronising Action
Anticipation
Surprise Anticipations
Invisible Anticipations
Takes and Accents
A Hard Accent Bounces Back
A Soft Accent continues
Timing, Staggers, Wave and Whip
Stagger Timings
The Side to Side Vibration Formula
Whip Action
Wave Action
Dialogue
Phrasing
Picture and Sound Sync
Accents
Attitude
The Secret
Acting
Change of Expression
Look for the Contrast
An Acting Point
Body Language
Symmetry or 'Twinning'
Steal It!
Eyes
Animal Action
Live Action Reference
Basic Animal Walk Pattern
Directing
The Brief
The Leica Reel
Separate the Characters
Best Foot Forward
Casting Animators
Making Changes
'Say! Say!'
Voice Recording
Hook Ups
Research
Editing
Believe in Your Material
Review
The Procedure
The Ingredients
Acknowledgements

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