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Animation Unleashed

Animation Unleashed<br> by Ellen Besen, Illustrated by Bryce Hallett Animation Unleashed
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Author: Ellen Besen
Illustrated by: Bryce Hallett
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 280
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1932907491
ISBN-13: 9781932907490

About the Book:

100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know....

Animation continues to make earth-shattering leaps and breakthroughs — from the flat world of Mickey Mouse to the 3D universe of WALL-E. The possibilities are endless.

Animation's potential as a powerful communication tool in all kinds of media — from TV series to feature film, web animation to computer game — is undeniable.

Animation Unleashed is a mind-expanding text / reference guide which reveals key principles that can immediately be put to use by both animation professionals and beginners. At last, here's a resource which puts the full power of this medium at your fingertips. Fasten your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride through the amazing world of animation.

What people say:

"Ellen has managed to distill conceptual principles that, once integrated, can build and enhance the tool kit a filmmaker uses to analyze and solve conceptual problems. Used properly, these thinking tools can lead the filmmaker to fresh and creative solutions to the challenges of communicating and entertaining with animation. Ellen’s book is a concise window into her lifetime of experience and passion for the animation medium." — Charlie Bonifacio, Animator: Starz Animation Toronto, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sullivan Bluth Ireland

"Animation Unleashed does a beautiful job tying in so many aspects of animation that often get forgotten, yet are so important to understanding the whole process. This book is a great find for anyone trying to understand the big picture of how animation comes together.” — Mike Belzer, Animator: Walt Disney Animation Studios

"A fascinating and intelligent approach to a fun and boundless art form." — Linda Simensky, PBS, Head of Children's Programming

About the Author:

Ellen Besen has been working in animation for over 35 years. A former faculty member of Sheridan College, highlights of her career include directing award-winning films for the National Film Board of Canada, broadcast work on the topic of animation for CBC Radio and film curating for the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Bryce Hallett is a graduate of Sheridan College's classical animation program. His work can be seen in music videos, ads, and such TV shows as The Red Green Show (CBC/PBS) and History Bites (History Television/Comedy Network).