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Timing for Animation

Author: Harold Whitaker; John Halas; Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Publisher: Focal Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats

Teaches you what you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in an animated film. This work offers help to those who are learning the basis of animation techniques. It helps you  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Whitaker; John Halas; Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
OCLC Number: 1105791373
Notes: Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. This reissue includes a new foreword by John Lasseter, executive vice president of Pixar Animation Studios and director of 'Toy Story', 'Toy Story 2', 'A Bug's Life' and 'Monsters Inc.' He sets the wealth of information in this classic text in context with today's world of computer animation, showing how this is a must-have text if you want to succeed as a traditional drawn, or computer animator. Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from the professionals. How should the drawings be arranged in relation to each other? How many are needed? How much space should be left between one group of drawings and the next? How long should each drawing, or group of drawings, remain on the screen to give the maximum dramatic effect? The art of timing is vital. Highly illustrated throughout, points made in the text are demonstrated with the help of numerous superb drawn examples. 'Timing for Animation' not only offers invaluable help to those who are learning the basis of animation techniques, but is also of great interest to anyone currently working in the field and is a vital source of reference for every animation studio. John Halas, known as the 'father of animation' and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, produced over 2000 animations, including the legendary 'Animal Farm' and the award winning 'Dilemma'. He was also the founder and president of the ASIFA and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies. Harold Whitaker is a professional animator and teacher. Many of his former students are now among some of the most outstanding animation artists of today.
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages)
Contents: Foreword by John LasseterPrefaceWhat is good timing?The storyboardResponsibility of the directorThe basic unit of time in animationTiming on bar sheetsExposure chartsAnimation and properties of matterMovement and CaricatureCause and effectNewton's laws of motionObject's thrown through the airTiming of inanimate objectsrotating objectsForce transmitted through a flexible jointForce transmitted through jointed limbsSpacing of drawingsTiming as slow actionas fast actiongetting into and out of holdsSingle frames or double frames?How long to hold?AnticipationFollow throughOverlapping actionTiming an oscillating movementTiming to suggest weight and forceTiming to suggest force: repeat actionCharacter reaction and takesTiming to give feeling of sizeThe effects of friction, air resistance and windTiming cyclesEffects animation: flames and smokeWaterRainSnowExplosionsrepeat movements of inanimate objectsTiming a walkTypes of walkSpacing of drawings in perspective animationTiming animals' movementsBird flightDrybush (speed lines)Accentuating movementStrobing fast run cyclesCharacterisationThe use of timing to suggest moodSynchronising animation to speechLip-syncTiming and musicCamera movementsPeg movements.
Responsibility: Whitaker, Harold.


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"Halas and Whitaker's 'Timing for Animation' was, and still is, without a doubt, the best book for students of the art of animation. I can't recommend it highly enough."Bob Godfrey, Oscar winning Read more...

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