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RE: traditional animation book?--repost

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Donald Peters (softsnow)
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 08:42:49 PDT

> > I'd like any input from those of you "in the know"! Is there a book in
> > print that would make a nice Christmas gift for a senior boy interested
> > in studying traditional animation? The computer specialist in our
> > building has the son--she knows what is out there in computer stuff,
> > she is looking for books.
> >
> > Thanks! Jeannie in PA

Tried sending this once, don't think it went through...

>Here are some new ones coming out:
Cartoon Capers: The History of Candian Animators by Karen Mazurkewich
Fantasia 2000: A Vision of Hope by John Culhane
Paper Dreams: The Art and Artists of Disney Storyboards by John Canemaker
The Matrix: Complete Script and Storyboards Spencer Lam - editor
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation by Helen McCarthy
Princess Mononoke: The Art and Making of Japan's Most Popular Film of All
Time by Joe Queenan

Some in my personal library:
The Illusion of Life
To Funny For Words
Bambi (all by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston)
The Disney That Never Was
Heroes and Villains
Timing for Animation by Harold Whitaker and John Hales

I love my Illusion of Life book best, but I'm a big Disney freak, having
worked for The Company twice.

If the student is thinking about a career in animation, be sure to tell him
he will need to go to a college that provides training in LightWave, 3D
StudioMax, or Maya as the animation houses today won't consider you unless
you know the software they are using.

If they just want to learn animation for fun, I recommend Hash's Animation
Master. At under $200 ($135 for educators) it has a lot of the features the
big boys mentioned above at WAY less $$$$.


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