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

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

by Ellen Besen, Illustrated by Bryce Hallett List price: $26.95 $20.21 Saving: 25%

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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.

This mind-expanding text/reference guide 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

Ellen Besen has been working in animation for over 35 years. A former faculty member of Sheridan Institute, 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.



 

Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1932907491
ISBN-13: 9781932907490
Publication date: 1 October 2008
Language: English
Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 inches

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