The Fundamentals of Animation

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AVA Publishing, 2006 - Performing Arts - 196 pages
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The Fundamentals of Animation by Paul Wells offers an illustrated and visually stimulating introduction to the key elements of animation. It discusses the key principles and processes involved in animation, exploring the entirety of the creative process from finding and researching a concept, through the preparation and techniques used, to the execution of the work. Each stage is presented in an engaging visual style, accompanied by examples and analysis of contemporary student and commercial animation. The book also discusses the links between animation and the styles and narratives of other areas of popular culture, aligning theory and ideas to practical advice. It includes a section for aspiring animators examining career paths, portfolios and the structure of the creative industries.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Key Principles and Processes
12
Applications and Outcomes
86
Contexts
160
Appendix
190
Back Cover
197
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About the author (2006)

Paul Wells is a professor of animation at Loughborough University, UK. He has also lectured extensively in universities across the world on animation and has spoken at numerous animation festivals and events. His special interests include animation and broadcasting and he is a regular contributor to publications in the field of animation.

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