Synopses & Reviews
The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this gorgeous, full-color volume. Animation fans and students can finally take a behind-the-scenes peek at the history of layout, the process by which artists plot scenes and stitch together the many elements of animated works. With in-depth text by veteran animator Fraser MacLean, this extraordinary book features previously unpublished art from major studios archives including Warner Bros., Pixar, Walt Disney, and more as well as interviews with some of the biggest names in animation and a foreword by Academy Award winning director Pete Docter. From the genre's earliest pioneers to the digital world of contemporary cinema, Setting the Scene provides an enchanting journey into the history of animation.
"It is easily the most attractive animation book to come into my hands in many years." -MichaelBarrier.com
"a beautiful ...stunningly attractive book...wonderful and heavily researched with an enormous number of illustrated examples." - Michael Sporn Animation Splog
"MacLean's insightful volume about the history of layout is one of the must-have animations books...Offering excellent interviews with some of the biggest names in tha business, interspersed with lots of previously unpublished art from the vaults of Disney, Pixar and Warner Bros., the book offers a solid overview of the importance of layout in all types of animation. " -Animation Magazine
About the Author
Fraser MacLean has worked for Passion Pictures, Cambridge Animation Systems, Telemagination, and Walt Disney Animation Studios, on such films as Space Jam
. He currently runs Penciltown Animation and resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pete Docter is the Oscar-winning director of the celebrated Pixar films, Mosters, Inc. and Up.