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"Among my favourite books, Timing for Animation (Focal Press), by Harold Whitaker and John Halas ranks high. Originally written in 1981 (and newly revised in 2009) this slim volume presents a thorough analysis of the many kinds of timing issues one encounters in producing a narrative style animated film. Timing on Bar Sheets, Movement and Caricature, Newton's Laws of Motion, Objects Thrown Through the Air, Timing a Slow Action, Timing a Fast Action, Timing to Suggest Weight and Force... these are only a few of the many chapters included. A thoroughly compiled manual, it's an old and current favourite."--Animation World Network
First published in 1981, this book has been a standard in animation courses, and with good reason.
This is an update of a classic 30-year-old book giving instruction on all aspects of timing for creating animated films.
This is a good book, but for those already exposed to animation techniques, some material may seem overly obvious.
The updated version of this classic has performed an invaluable service. A wealth of details about what makes animation work now comes alive for a modern audience.Published 3 months ago by CarlEd
I checked it out a bit. Seems pretty detailed, but I never ended up really using it for my animation class.Published 4 months ago by Stephanie
Very good book that opened my eyes to some really important facts about timing. I started reading The Animators Survival Kit and noticed I was not getting enough info about Timing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by G. Stapleton
I'm studying animation for awhile now, and I was expecting a thoughtful aproach about timing but it's not that deep, the book is very good for who is starting and trying to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Diego Souza
If you are beginning in the animation this book really opens your mind despite being very short in pages length. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Carlos F. Pimentel
me llegó en el tiempo justo que me dijeron que llegaría, muy puntual y perfecto todo solo que la caja muy grande y por eso me cobraron de masPublished 17 months ago by Laura Brando
This book was one of the 'suggested' books for one of my college classes. I'm glad I didn't pass it up. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rebekah Weatherly
I had been interested in purchasing this book for a long time and when I finally read it I feel that it's good as it lightly covers the basics of animation instead of just... Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by AZ Animators
This book resides on most of the animations desks at Pixar! While others cover many aspects of animation, this is really the best book for this particular subject--timing.Published on April 9, 2012 by Wade and Lynn Buffington