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The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

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Fortunately, animation works, in the same way, Itis capable of getting inside the heads of its audiences, into their imaginations.

The book felt inspiring and more like having a fun conversation, especially nearing the end, than just some old textbook that is telling you how to feel and what to think. They personally animated leading characters in most of the famous films, and have decades of close association with the other men and women who helped perfect this extremely difficult and time-consuming art form (each feature requires some two and half million drawings! To me, the key take away is how a complex, stylized animation style can be decomposed into smaller, understandable chunks (i. I highly recommend The Illusion of Life to Disney devotees, and to anyone wanting to know more about animation and its history. You know as a parent those presents they'll go bonkers about and this is it for me :) as for my opinion it's an absolute beaut of a book.

We have to learn from the knowledge and experience of the predecessors, but this does not mean that reading alone can solve the problem. But reading about the design and animation choices and character concepts was always very interesting.

The 1981 edition published by Abbeville Press ( ISBN 0896592332) used better quality paper and consequently possessed higher image quality than either the 1988 edition or the revised edition from 1995 ( ISBN 0-7868-6070-7) (published by Disney's Hyperion with the inverted title The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation). The text is illustrated with pictures that include original historic drawings, early sketches and images from the studio's archives.In addition to the personality, however, there should be a change in the initial action that will enable an animator to show more than one side of this personality. It's a unique book, a combination of Disney and animation history, as well as the process of developing an animated film. Contact animators, must not only be allowed one aspect but to be in several different fields have reserves and knowledge.

I think if you put in the continuous effort, even if you don't have the talent and luck, you can at least be worthy of yourself. Being a freelancer, I'm always questing out for knowledge and cutting-edge views - but back in the day when Disney was just getting its animated little paws on the ground, the guys behind everything were really doing something that would shake the cinematic world to its core. When I was a kid, I checked this book out from the library over and over and over again until my parents finally bought me my own copy. Only when people are in an environment beyond their expected time, people's reaction is the closest to its origin. It contains 489 plates in full color, as well as thousands of black-and-white illustrations, ranging from storyboard sketches to entire animation sequences.Its biased Disney-perspective gave it a sense that Disney is the only studio that has the capability to create such stunning films. The partnership of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston is fondly presented in the documentary Frank and Ollie, produced by Thomas' son Theodore, who in 2012 also produced another documentary, Growing up with Nine Old Men, included in the Diamond edition of the Peter Pan DVD. We also somehow had little plastic Disney character figures to play with (Kids - this was before Wal-Mart and China and the Internet) I still got to see Disney Illustrations everywhere and imagine the movies that were so famous in our culture. While not a tutorial book, it does covers subjects like camera techniques, styles of background paintings, effects, colours and other technical approaches to creating animation, right down to how they voice sync a talking door knob.

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