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ERIC Number: ED052588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 360
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The Technique of Film Animation. Revised Edition.
Halas, John; Manvell, Roger
This book, which is a technical, sophisticated manual for professionals, covers all aspects of the animation process; it does not use a simple step-by-step, do-it-at-home approach. It begins by discussing the history of animation and the physical laws and aesthetic principles which govern the art. A section on the uses of animation (e.g., for television commercials, public relations films, educational films) assumes the animator has professional equipment and ties with the film industry. However, the book is valuable for the student of this type of film making, as it recounts in complete detail the steps that go into animation, including design, budgeting, and production. The roles of the artists and technicians are examined as they contribute to the process of making an animated film. The use of a matching sound track is discussed, and there are sections on puppet films, widescreen animation, and animation techniques which are likely to be used in the future, including computer animation. The text is illustrated with a large number of still shots from animated productions. (JK)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($10.95)
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Note: Library of Communication Techniques