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A classic of animation education since it first published in 1981. Copies of Timing for Animation have been sitting dog-eared and spine-split on desks and workstations around the world, wherever animation is produced for more than 25 years. All you need to breathe life into your animation is at your fingertips. All the vital techniques employed by animators worldwide are explained using dozens of clear illustrations and simple, straightforward directions. Learn how animations should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect. Fully revised and updated, the second edition includes timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2d, digital storyboarding in 3d, the use of After Effects and much, much more!

* Animate it right first time with these tried and tested techniques by industry legends, Halas and Whitaker. The second edition is fully updated for digital workflows, by Tom Sito, animator of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. 

* Get straight to the good stuff with simple, no-nonsense instruction on the key techniques like stretch and squash, animated cycles, overlapping, and anticipation.  Learn how animations should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect.

* Fully revised, in Full color and updated, the second edition includes timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2d, digital storyboarding in 3d, the use of After Effects and much, much more!

 

About the Author

Known as the "father of animation" and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, John 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.BAFTA-nominated professional animator and educator for 40 years, many of his students number among today's most outstanding animation artists.Tom Sito is an Adjunct Professor of Animation at USC, Woodbury College, and UCLA and has written numerous articles for Animation Magazine and Animation World Network. Tom’s screen credits include the Disney classics THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992), THE LION KING (1994), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBITT (1988), POCAHONTAS (1995), FANTASIA (2000) and SHREK (2001). Tom is President-Emeritus of the Hollywood Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. He is vice president of the International Animator's Society (ASIFA/Hollywood) He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the National Cartoonists Society and Hollywood Heritage. In 1998 he was named in Animation Magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People in Animation.

THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992), THE LION KING (1994), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBITT (1988), POCAHONTAS (1995), FANTASIA (2000) and SHREK (2001). Tom is President-Emeritus of the Hollywood Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. He is vice president of the International Animator's Society (ASIFA/Hollywood) He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the National Cartoonists Society and Hollywood Heritage. In 1998 he was named in Animation Magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People in Animation.

Table of Contents

* denotes new material

Foreword by John Lasseter

* new preface

Preface to 1981 edition

What is good timing?

The storyboard new illustration needed

* Traditional hand drawn storyboards

* Digital storyboarding in 2d

* Digital storyboarding in 3d

* The use of After-effects

The Responsibility of the director (rewrite)

The basic unit of time in animation (new illustration)

* Timing for hand-drawn film

* Timing for overseas production

* Timing for digital production

* Motion or Performance Capture

Animation and properties of matter

Movement and Caricature (new illustration)

Cause and effect

Newton's laws of motion

Object's thrown through the air

Timing of inanimate objects

Force transmitted through a flexible joint

Force transmitted through jointed limbs

Spacing of drawings (some additional rewrite to take Digital into account - new illustration needed)

Timing a slow action

Tiiming fast action new illustration needed

getting into and out of holds * (some rewrite - new illustration)

Single frames or double frames?

How long to hold?

Anticipation

Follow through

Overlapping action new illustration needed

Timing an oscillating movement

Timing to suggest weight and force new illustration needed

Timing to suggest force: repeat action

Character reaction and takes

Timing to give feeling of size new illustration needed (*New Japanese Anime examples)

The effects of friction, air resistance and wind

Timing cycles

* Scenes with multiple characters

* A word about Massive

Effects animation:

* 2D Hand drawn effects: flames and smoke

Water

Rain

Snow

Explosions

* 3D Digital Effects

repeat movements of inanimate objects (new illustration)

Timing a walk

Types of walk

Spacing of drawings in perspective animation

Timing animals' movements

Bird flight

* Speed lines, and motion blur new illustration needed

* Snap Principle: Accentuating movement, (* some rewriting, new illustration)

Strobing fast run cycles (new illustration)

Characterisation (new illustration)

The use of timing to suggest mood (new illustration)

Synchronising animation to speech , (* some rewriting, new illustration)

Lip-sync

Timing and music

* Camera movements: Traditional

* Camera Movements: Digital

* Edting for different animated media

* Feature films

* Televison

* Downloads and short form media games

* Conclusions: Traditional skills and Future technological development.

(Drop the Peter Foldes material. It looks thrown in and really dates the book.)

* Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240521602
Author:
Whitaker, Harold
Publisher:
Focal Press
Editor:
Sito, Tom
Author:
Sito, Tom
Author:
Halas, John
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Animation
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Film and Television-Animation
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.69 x 7.44 in

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