- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber (January 7, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571212689
- ISBN-13: 978-0571212682
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (483 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,168,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators
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Praise for Richard Williams:
"Arguably the best animator working in the field today." Hollywood Reporter
"Richard is a genius." Robert Zemeckis (director, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump)
"Probably one of the most respected draftsmen in the world." Los Angeles TV Times
"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation." New York Times
"Voted by peers as 'The Animator's Animator'." Observer
Richard Williams is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for which he won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award.
Canadian-born Williams has won three US Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy among 246 international awards-- starting with his first film The Little Island in 1958.
Williams has also animated title sequences for Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, What's New Pussycat, Casino Royale and linking sequences for The Charge of the Light Brigade, as well as countless prize-winning commercials.
In 1990 he was voted by his peers as "The Animator's Animator," and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students worldwide in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France and Denmark.
He lives with his family in Wales and works as an independent film-maker.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you want to be an animator, this is a MUST in your library sitting right next to your copy of the Illusion of Life.
This is CORE reading for aspiring animators and a survival guide for working professionals. For the last 11 years of my career, I have referred to this guide religiously.
This book goes over the basic tenets of animation, and several things your instructors will drill into your head. My 3d animation teacher tells us three things when we start our projects, and that is "Reference, reference, reference."
This book is worth its weight in gold if you are an animation student. Buy it. You will not regret it.
The author does a great job of taking a somewhat dry topic and making it interesting, it's hard to put the darn book down! And even when you do, you just wanna go an animate, even if you don't have time!
Wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone.