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Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics 1st Edition
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While it is not a 'deep' look at any one of the aspects of film (one will not find an analysis of Bergson, Albers, Mulvey nor Campbell in here) it is indeed comprehensive and therein lies its strength. Blazer presents a lot of information in the simplest and most direct way...the mark of great design.
I will be making this required reading for my animation students.
This book is the perfect length for giving a thorough understanding of the animation process for storytelling. The way in which Liz has written the book is informative clear and does not dwell on technical jargon. Instead, she imparts her knowledge in a clear, concise way, and all through the book works towards the creation of an animated story. On completion of reading this book, you will have a competently animated story. I still use this book as a workflow to ensure my animated stories consistently retain their fluidity and are always creative in approach.
When producing animation, there is a clearly defined route that sometimes is easy to try and shortcut. Reading and working through this book shows the reasons why the route is there, and by shortcutting this path will lead to incomplete and incoherent animations. This book has taken me from producing animations that are sometimes disjointed, into creating animations that have a clear defined structure and all elements complement each other in a subtle way so that the viewer is not confused and can enjoy the content, and the animation produced.
If you a novice or fairly new to animation and want to learn the structure, and how to think about the process of animation then this book is invaluable to you.Read more ›
As a side note, I believe this book would be a great educational companion piece to Richard Williams' "The Animator's Survival Kit" (see link below). As Williams' book delves into the nitty gritty and hard core mechanics of character animation, Blazer's book shows the reader how to combine that animation with design and storytelling to create a film. A great combo for any aspiring animated filmmaker!
The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators
Great for any level of expertise.
This book takes you through what it REALLY takes for a piece to become something more than an idea.
Have recommended this book to several students.
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Helped me to put on paper all my thoughts. Tt is a great book for when you have lots of things on your head and dunno when and how to take the first step. And it is also hilarious!Published 21 days ago by Chris G.
The best book explaining the creative process for mograph designers. Top notch.Published 1 month ago by Zack Millican
After reading this book, I feel the need to have a mini Liz Blazer perched on my shoulders during all my creative endeavors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lillianna
Might be a good introduction for people interested in the industry, but if you're already working there's not a lot of useful information.Published 2 months ago by Adam Bender
This book engages you and makes you want to know more the more you read into it. GREAT BOOK! Animation is not as scary as it seems!Published 3 months ago by Juan Bazan
Great resource! Easy to follow and informative - just the launching pad you want to guide you into the animation and storytelling process. Highly recommend!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
An utterly amateur piece of work. I bought this hoping it might be a recommended book for my animation students; not a chance. Don't waste your money on this.Published 3 months ago by designinca