- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann Drama; Revised edition (September 2, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032500580X
- ISBN-13: 978-0325005805
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Acting for Animators, Revised Edition: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation Revised Edition
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Even I am amazed by the journey I have taken with animators. There have been many thousands of students, the majority of them working pros, in studios and schools from L.A. to Sydney to Beijing, Singapore, Germany and India -- and many more cities. My Acting for Animators master class is now a respected and popular part of the animation industry.
This is an incredibly exciting time for the animation industry. It has been less than 20 years since "Toy Story" was released. Look at how far animation has advanced. Now try to imagine where it might be 20 years from now. Amazing.
Top Customer Reviews
Traditional 2D, contemporary 3D, and experimental animators devoted to "telling a story" with their characters will relish the wealth of straightforward insight presented on topics critical to character design and animations development such as movement and body language, power centers, using psychological gestures, scene development, knowing the audience, and much more.
Dispersed throughout "Acting for Animators"- entertainingly illustrating the principals discussed in each chapter- are delightful little line drawn characters from the pen of renowned animator and director Paul Naas. And, not only does this unique and timely book contain a remarkable "Acting Analysis" of the groundbreaking and sure to be classic feature length animation "Iron Giant," it opens with a glowing forward by the film's Director, Brad Bird.
Ed Hooks is the original and still leading "Acting for Animators" teacher called upon by animation studios and schools in the United States and overseas. The contents of this book parallel his teaching perfectly.Read more ›
I've always been able to 'see' faults in my work and fix it without knowing consiously how I made the error in the first place. Now, after reading this book I take a new vantage point and can prevent any errors occuring (usually). I think my style of animation has changed a little too.
The book is fun to read and the chapters are straight to the point. Recommended to every animator.
I've heard from so many animators that complain they weren't taught acting. This book is as close to an acting workshop as you'll ever get.
I used this all thrugh my animation studies and I am very happy with it.
Kind reguards from Stine Mari
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome. Much needed and appreciated, this is the soul of animation. This makes your character come alivePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The next step in advancing your animation after learning the 12 principles.Published 9 months ago by L. Massaar
The book arrived the day the shipment predicted. I bought it used and it was in great condition, the CD was also still included.Published on October 17, 2010 by JoR
as an animator it is the most valuable book that I have read on Acting.Published on March 10, 2009 by Cijo Jose
The book is for all animators who wants learn more about acting process.
It's an essential book.