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The Art and Making of Monster House Hardcover – August 1, 2006
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About the Author
Robert Zemeckis is the Academy Award®-winning director of Forrest Gump, and a pioneer in the innovative use of special effects, combining live-action seamlessly with traditional animation. Zemeckis is the director of The Polar Express and the forthcoming film, The Corrections.
Gil Kenan is a first-time writer and director of Monster House and a 2002 MFA graduate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
More About the Author
He wrote and directed an animated short called Riddle of the Black Cat, which was shown at numerous film festivals, including the Montreal World Film Festival (available on iTunes and Kindle). "The Star Wars" graphic novel was a #1 New York Times best-seller. He is presently working on a novel.
Top Customer Reviews
If you enjoyed the movie and like these type books, then you'll LOVE this one!
|Length: 0:40 Mins|
This book has 160 pages and is literally filled to the brim with tons of stuff. There are "collectible" cards, storyboards, small booklets, post-it notes and amazing beat boards. The breathtaking beat boards sometimes take up to 2 pages. The photos I've taken below just didn't do enough justice, compared to holding the book and flipping through those pages yourself.
The book is divided into 2 main parts. The first part talks on the making of Monster House. It's where they come up with the conceptualizing for the movie. Topics such has character designs, lighting, music, the artists and actors to employ.
The second part is the art and story of Monster House. There are hundreds of storyboard panels fully painted. The main artists for the beat boards are Khang Le and Chris Appelhans. Included also are some 3D models and miniatures photos, showing how certain scenes are framed.
Every page entices me to flip to the next, yet the beautiful artwork just make it so difficult to. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and fun book.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
The sketches and production paintings are stunning and you can also find detailed information about 3d development process for the monster house itself.
Overall this is a multi-dimensional(literally) colorful book that you must get if you are somewhat involved with 3d graphics, feature aniomation and art.
It has certain features you do not expect. Sometimes I could not determine at first sight if pictures were 2d or just real materials. Like the enveloppe,the playingcard holders and other "fearsome commodities". Wonderfull picturebook with well made drawings and photographs. Outstanding quality. It might have been found in the monsterhouse!
Brecht Gerritse, The Netherlands
Most Recent Customer Reviews
or close to it. WOW is this book just made of awesome or what!? Tons of pictures - lots of color. Real post-it notes are glued onto the pages with the kids comments and "plans". Read morePublished on January 23, 2009 by N. Opiola
Love the book. A Priceless addition to an animation lovers dream book collection.Published on April 10, 2007 by William L. Ferguson
I thought this book was very suprizing in giving the reader plenty of images from the development the movie. Actually, almost to good.. Read morePublished on January 29, 2007 by M. Gaser