By Richard Williams

The definitive booklet on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator in the back of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Animation is likely one of the most well-liked parts of filmmaking today--and the grasp animator who bridges the previous new release and the hot is Richard Williams. in the course of his fifty years within the company, Williams has been one of many precise innovators, successful 3 Academy Awards and serving because the hyperlink among Disney's golden age of animation by way of hand and the recent laptop animation exemplified by means of Toy Story.

Perhaps much more very important, notwithstanding, has been his commitment in passing alongside his wisdom to a brand new new release of animators so they in flip may possibly push the medium in new instructions. during this e-book, according to his sold-out grasp periods within the usa and throughout Europe, Williams presents the underlying ideas of animation that each animator--from newbie to professional, vintage animator to machine animation whiz --needs. Urging his readers to "invent yet be believable," he illustrates his issues with thousands of drawings, distilling the secrets and techniques of the masters right into a operating method which will create a e-book that would turn into the normal paintings on all sorts of animation for execs, scholars, and fans.

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Quick, accurate and succinct observation and encapsulation is a skill that can be nurtured through varied exercises. Two exercises that are helpful are “Line Budget” and “Timed Sketching”. Line Budget Use a line budget or a limited number of lines to help discern and convey the essence of the place, façade, space, plan or section. The lines, usually few in number and chosen arbitrarily (you can use one of the 12 months in a year or seven days in a week), are single strokes. Variations might be single strokes that change direction only once or lines of only a limited length.

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