Animation: The Mechanics of Motion, Volume 1

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - 259 pages
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Learn the key skills you need with this practical and inspirational guide to all the fundamental principles of animation. With extended pieces on timing, acting and technical aspects, Chris Webster has created the vital learning tool to help you get the most out of your animation and develop the practical skills needed by both professionals and serious students alike.

The free CD-ROM includes more than 30 animations illustrating the techniques described throughout the book as well as examples of a professional Production Schedule, Budget and Production Chart - everything you need to get started!

With a Foreword by Peter Lord, Creative Director and Co-Owner of Aardman Animations and an Introduction by Mike Milne, Director of the award-winning animation house Computer Animation, Framestore CFC.

* Improve your timing, performance and animation production skills with this practical guide to animation skills suitable for all disciplines.
* Benefit from the skill and experience of a leading professional and educator with more than 20 years industry experience
* Understand and master action analysis, movement and timing with this beautifully illustrated guide
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Figurative Animation
67
Chapter 3 Acting
105
Chapter 4 Design
129
Chapter 5 Animals in Motion
155
Chapter 6 Sound Synchronization
179
Chapter 7 Technical
201
Appendices
237
Index
253
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Chris Webster is an animator who has worked for twenty years in the industry and has extensive experience as an educator teaching across a broad range of levels from schools, higher education and professional training programmes and within the studio environment. He is currently Head of Animation at the Bristol School of Animation and the University of the West of England.

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