Animator’s Survival Kit : A Manual Of Methods, Principles And Formulas For Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion And Internet Animators (Expanded) by Richard Williams
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The world of animation is rapidly evolving, and at its forefront is Richard Williams, an Academy Award-winning animator known for his work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”. With a career spanning five decades, Williams has not only been a pioneer in the field but also a bridge between traditional hand-drawn animation and the new era of computer animation, as seen in the iconic film “Toy Story”. Yet, Williams’ impact extends beyond his own success. He is dedicated to passing on his extensive knowledge to the next generation of animators, empowering them to push the boundaries of the medium.
Drawing from his sold-out master classes held across the United States and Europe, Williams has compiled his expertise into a definitive book on animation. This must-have resource covers the fundamental principles that every animator, regardless of their level of experience – from novices to seasoned professionals, and from traditional animators to computer animation enthusiasts – should know. Throughout the book, Williams emphasizes the importance of balancing creativity and believability, urging animators to invent while remaining true to the essence of their creations.
To illustrate his teachings, Williams includes hundreds of detailed drawings, unveiling the secrets of the masters and presenting a practical framework for animators to utilize. Resulting in a comprehensive guide, this book is poised to become the standard reference for all forms of animation. Whether you are an animation professional seeking to refine your skills, a student aspiring to enter the industry, or simply a fan captivated by the magic of animation, Williams’ book is an invaluable treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration.