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Animation: A Handy Guide Paperback – March 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1408102831 ISBN-10: 1408102838 Edition: Pap/Dvdr

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: A&C Black; Pap/Dvdr edition (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408102838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408102831
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Shelia Graber has been working in the animation field for many years. She is an art and animation teacher and has been commissioned to make animations by a long list of institutions including the Tate Gallery (London), NFT and Tyneside Cinema. She creates animation for websites (e.g. International Website for the Deaf with Granada TV) and also works with the police creating animation resources for their Young Offenders Programme. Sheila has won awards for her animated short films at both the London Film Festival and Cannes. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland, and she also runs an animation company with her colleague Jen Miller.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Quizicat on January 26, 2010
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Sheila Graber's book `Animation - A handy guide' is both welcome and timely. The book is a guide, as against a manual, and approaches the subject conceptually and historically so that the reader gets a feeling for the ideas that animation is best suited to, and importantly, the fun of animating for its own sake; anyone who has taught children to animate will know the delight and amazement they find in seeing their first attempts work. The book is well and profusely illustrated, and presented in a conversational way that is easy to read and understand. Though stating that it is aimed at professionals, students, and total beginners, my guess is the market is more likely to be in education as animation is now regarded and an `enabling skill' along with literacy and numeracy. I would recommend this book to anyone starting out in animation, but also to teachers exploring new ideas, and media professionals who need to get a broad understanding of animation applications and techniques for use in their own field of work.

Stan Hayward-writer of "Henry's Cat" and many others Bob Godfrey Films
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sara on August 26, 2014
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Got my item quickly and in great condition, even included the DVD with the book. Very pleased
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By Vargas on January 3, 2015
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Very informative, beautiful illustrations.
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By Tela Jaques on February 22, 2015
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Was wonderful thank you!
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More About the Author

Sheila Graber'art teaching has influenced generations of pupils encouraged by her concept that "Everyone is an Artist".
In 1980 she became a full time professional animator. Her work , whether animated or still images reflect her love of teaching and of life.
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" makes the purrfect Xmas Gift, Dusty's Diary is there to help small children learn about Feral Families. "My Tyneside" relates a personal story via painting and drawings created by Sheila from the age of 11 to 64. Although a local story, the journey is of Universal significance too!
AND NOW - she is bringing Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories' into the C21st to make them appealing to youngsters without losing any of their poetry or humour. Packed with beautiful images taken from the series she animated for world TV in the 1980's we know for a FACT that kiddies love them.Great bedtime reading either by you or by themselves!