Synopses & Reviews
The Animation Bible
is the first book any aspiring animator will want to ownand with increasingly affordable tools for digital animation and the vast forum of the Internet for free distribution, animation is becoming more popular than ever.
Animation authority Maureen Furniss covers every aspect of production, from finding a concept, choosing a medium, and creating characters all the way to getting the end result screened and distributed. In addition to traditional cel animation, Furniss also examines direct filmmaking, stop-motion animation, and Flash, as well as early motion devices and toys that produce animated images, all with case studies illustrating the successes and difficulties experienced by professional animators. Furniss goes beyond the image on the screen, discussing visual storytelling, sound design, and how to schedule, budget, and pitch an animated film.
The Animation Bible is the essential guide for a new generation of animators.
About the Author
Maureen Furniss is a member of the Animation Faculty at CalArts in Los Angeles, where she teaches character animation and experimental animation. She is the founding editor of Animation Journal
and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics
(1998) and Chuck Jones: Conversations
(2005). She is a founding member of the Society for Animation Studies and Women in Animation. She lives in Santa Clarita, California.