Synopses & Reviews
Digital animation, particularly using Flash, is primed to take Hollywood/TV by storm in the Fall with two feature films and three television shows underway. This book describes why Flash is the future of broadcast animation. As the future of 2D animation, the knowledge provided to the reader by this book will be a necessity for animators, producers, and executives. Author, Sandro Corsaro, is currently working on a feature film, "Lil' Pimp", for Sony Pictures done 100% in Flash, and has worked on two animated films for Warner Bros, "The Iron Giant" and "Osmosis Jones". Corsaro provides rare insight for many budding animators stemming from his consulting and connections with numerous studio executives. The book explains Flash animation and shows its direct correlation to real-world scenarios that animators experience at studios including budgets, schedules, salaries, labor issues and production flow.
See why Macromedia's Flash is the future of broadcast animation, primed to take Hollywood/TV by storm. Includes innovative step-by-step animation techniques, as well as rare insight and analysis of Flash production models from top executives at major studio networks such as Disney, Warner Bros, and Nickelodeon.
Introducing readers to the world of Flash animation, with dozens of examples and production techniques, this guide explains how to effectively utilize Flash for broadcast needs.
Animation as you know it is about to change. No longer satisfied to reign as the standard in animation for the Web, Macromedia« Flash? is powering its way into television and feature films. Flash represents the future, offering an efficient way to create amazing broadcast animation. Throw in its ability to drive down the costs of production to a mere fraction of the cost for traditional methods and you've got a winning combination. "Hollywood 2D Digital Animation" introduces you to the world of Flash animation, taking you through dozens of examples and production techniques to explain how you can effectively utilize Flash for your broadcast needs. It echoes with the voice and experience of professionals in the animation industry?from feature-film directors to Web pioneers. Get ready to examine the new world of animation!
About the Author
Sandro Corsaro has worked as an animator in creative development for Warner Bros. Animation, MTV Networks, and Revolution Studios. He has lectured at conventions for SIGGRAPH, Flash Kit, and the Atlantic Film Festival, and is the author of The Flash Animator . He is an Art Director at Crest National, a worldwide leader in optical media manufacturing and he is co- founder of Teachtoons. com, an interactive educational site. Clifford J. Parrott is the creator of the multi-award-winning animated short, The Inbetweener, nominated for a Leo Award in 2000. He has worked on a Flash- animated feature film for Revolution Studios, episodic TV animation for Comedy Central, and broadcast commercials. He is the founder of Banga U. E. Animation Studio, which has produced animation for Adam Sandler and has created the series Surfy ¿s Law and Lumpies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Animation 2. Basic Flash Animation Concepts 3. The Flash Production Pipeline 4. Drawing or Scanning 5. From Flash to Broadcast and Film 6. Time Is Money 7. Strategy of Character Design 8. Camera Moves 9. Special Effects 10. Audio 11. Brave New World