Secrets of Oscar-winning Animation: Behind the Scenes of 13 Classic Short Animations
If you love animation then you're in for a treat!
Olivier Cotte has gone behind-the-scenes of 13 of the greatest short animations ever made, interviewing the directors and close collaborators who made each one, to offer us a unique guide to classic techniques from the masters of their crafts. Packed with beautiful, instructive illustrations and previously unpublished material (including story-boards, photos and hand-drawn sketches) and interspersed with interviews - this is an exceptional source of inspiration and knowledge for animators, students and fans alike.
Covering 13 winners of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film:
Neighbours (Norman McLaren, Oscar 1952)
Frank Film (Frank Mouris, Oscar 1973)
Le Chateau de sable (Co Hoedman, Oscar 1977)
The Fly (Ferenc Rofusz, Oscar 1980)
Anna & Bella (Borge Ring, Oscar 1985)
L'homme qui plantait des arbres (Frederic Back, Oscar 1987)
Balance (Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein, Oscar 1989)
Manipulation (Daniel Greaves, Oscar 1991)
Mona Lisa descending a staircase (Joan C. Gratz, Oscar 1992)
Quest (Tyron Montgomery, Oscar 1996)
The Old Man of the Sea (Alexandre Petrov, Oscar 1999)
Father and Daughter (Michael Dudok de Wit, Oscar 2000)
Harvie Krumpet (Adam Elliot, Oscar 2003)
* Learn from the best... Olivier Cotte interviews some of the most innovative and inspirational animators of the last 50 years, including Frank Mouris, Borge Ring, Frederic Back, Alexandre Petrov and Michael Dudok de Wit
* See how it's done... with never before published color storyboards, preliminary sketches, stills from the films and behind-the-scenes photographs
* Be inspired... the detailed exploration of how these unique films were made will make you want to get out there and do it yourself!
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