Animation Sketchbooks Book

Animation Sketchbooks

Author: Laura Heit Publisher: Thames & Hudson Release Date: April 2013 Features: 450 illustrations, 307 in colour, 320 pages Language: English ISBN: 978-0500516751

Selected and edited by a leading animator, Laura Heit who is a faculty member in the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts, this is the first book to delve into the wild imaginations of over fifty great artists who bring their drawings to life through animation.

From cult indie works to award-winning films, from the hand crafted to computer rendered, animation has captured audiences throughout the history of the moving image. In animation imagination is unleashed. Free from constraint of actors, sets and location, animators can experiment, be wild, daring and surreal, and create characters, locations and sequences that do not have to conform to the physical world.

'Animation Skethcbooks' presents the private notebooks, sketches and doodles of the most inventive, innovative and admired animators at work in the world today. From left-field satire to hit children's TV series, from short animations for websites to full-scale, internationally distributed films, the book presents an astonishing array of creative’s, including Run Wrake, David Shrigley, Allison Schulnik, Regina Pessoa, David O'Reilly and Brent Green, casting light on the development of characters, forms, backgrounds and narrative sequences, and also showing finished frames that grew out of the initial, sketched ides.

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