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The Animator's Survival Kit

The Animator's Survival Kit
Your Price: $44.00 CDN
Author: Richard Williams
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Softcover with companion DVD
# of Pages: 382
Pub. Date: 2009
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 086547897x
ISBN-13: 9780865478978

About the Book:

From the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? comes the definitive book on animation.

This is the one book every animator should have on their desk - whether they work in film, computer graphics or video game animation. Richard Williams is the pre-eminent figure in motion picture animation, and he has forged a reputation as an outstanding teacher as well as a top practitioner. In recent years, the Academy Award for animation effects has been virtually guaranteed to go to a student of Richard Williams, whether the movie in question is Toy Story or Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

The Animator's Survival Kit is based on master-classes Richard Williams has been giving to professional and would-be animators around the world over the years. Companies such as Industrial Light and Magic, Disney, and Dreamworks send their animators to study at Richard Williams' feet as he is generally regarded as the link between the Golden Age of Disney animation and the new-style computer animation exemplified by Toy Story.

About the Author:

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. Canadian-born Williams has won three US Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy among 246 international awards. In 1990 he was voted by his peers as The Animator’s Animator, and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclass for professionals and students worldwide in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France and Denmark.