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Now, finally classical effects animation gets its day in the sun with Joseph Gilland's fascinating new book. It's a revelation of the amazing blend of the art and craft behind the magic of this wonderful art form. -Don Hahn, Academy Award-nominated producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King
Veteran Disney animator Joe Gilland's informative book delivers, for the first time, the real nitty-gritty on the art of hand-drawn special effects. The mysteries of hos to believably animate abstract forms representing rain, fire, smoke, etc. are revealed in articulate prose, revelatory graphs, and elegantly beautiful sequential imagery. A must-have guide for animation pros, teachers, and students! -John Canemaker, Academy Award-winning animator, internationally-renowned animation historian, and teacher
I hope to get the second volume!
Gilland shows step-by-step and in detail how to create hand-drawn special effects animation, which includes things like smoke, water, and fire.
She said it's written in a way that you can get into the mind of the animator and think their thoughts, something she's found invaluable.
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It's a great book with excellent information. I just wish the graphic design layout would be better laid out with bold sub-topics. Would make the book easier to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Garman H
I was in Vancouver Film School's Classical Animation Course back in 1999-2000 (Class 29), and the 2D FX course was exceptional. I still look over my old notes to aid in animating. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cliff Parrott
It has been said that one must learn special effects for animation prior to animating or any other process in the field. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Terri Rowley
There aren't many books that explain special effects animation, and this is a welcome addition. It's a Focal Press title, and if you are familiar with their publications then you... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Stop Motion Maniac
Lots of great explanations of the physics and logic behind elemental effects and great illustrations to show how to create them in a 2d world.Published on February 19, 2011 by L. Smith
This engrossing book tries to teach the reader how traditional special-effects artists have created hand-drawn animations of fire, water, and weather. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by Ernest Friedman-Hill