Timing for Animation


Timing for Animation

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Title: Timing for Animation
Author: Whitaker, Harold
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The classic work on animation principles, now fully updated for the digital age.

\"Among my favourite books, Timing for Animation (Focal Press), by Harold Whitaker and John Halas ranks high. Originally written in 1981 (and newly revised in 2009) this slim volume presents a thorough analysis of the many kinds of timing issues one encounters in producing a narrative style animated film. Timing on Bar Sheets, Movement and Caricature, Newton's Laws of Motion, Objects Thrown Through the Air, Timing a Slow Action, Timing a Fast Action, Timing to Suggest Weight and Force... these are only a few of the many chapters included. A thoroughly compiled manual, it's an old and current favourite.\" - Animation World Network

Foreword by John Lasseter
* What is good timing?
* The storyboard
* Traditional hand drawn storyboards
* Digital storyboarding in 2d
* Digital storyboarding in 3d
* The use of After-effects
* The Responsibility of the director
* The basic unit of time in animation
* Timing for hand-drawn film
* Timing for overseas production
* Timing for digital production
* Motion or Performance Capture
* Animation and properties of matter
* Movement and Caricature
* Cause and effect
* Newton's laws of motion
* Object's thrown through the air
* Timing of inanimate objects
* Force transmitted through a flexible joint
* Force transmitted through jointed limbs
* Spacing of drawings
* Timing a slow action
* Timing fast action
* Single frames or double frames?
* How long to hold?
* Anticipation
* Follow through
* Overlapping action
* Timing an oscillating movement
* Timing to suggest weight and force
* Timing to suggest force: repeat action
* Character reaction and takes
* Timing to give feeling of size
* The effects of friction, air resistance and wind
* Timing cycles
* Scenes with multiple characters
* A word about Massive Effects animation:
* 2D Hand drawn effects: flames and smoke, water, rain, snow, explosions
* 3D Digital Effects repeat movements of inanimate objects
* Timing a walk
* Types of walk
* Spacing of drawings in perspective animation
* Timing animals' movements
* Bird flight
* Speed lines, and motion blur
* Snap Principle: Accentuating movement
* Strobing fast run cycles
* Characterisation
* The use of timing to suggest mood
* Synchronising animation to speech
* Lip-sync
* Timing and music
* Camera movements: Traditional
* Camera Movements: Digital
* Editing for different animated media
* Feature films
* Televison
* Downloads and short form media games
* Conclusions: Traditional skills and Future technological development.
* Index

Known as the \"father of animation\" and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, John produced over 2000 animations, including the legendary \"Animal Farm\" and the award winning \"Dilemma\". He was also the founder and president of the ASIFA and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies. BAFTA-nominated professional animator and educator for 40 years, many of his students number among today's most outstanding animation artists. Tom Sito is an Adjunct Professor of Animation at USC, Woodbury College, and UCLA and has written numerous articles for Animation Magazine and Animation World Network. Tom's screen credits include the Disney classics THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992), THE LION KING (1994), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBITT (1988), POCAHONTAS (1995), FANTASIA (2000) and SHREK (2001). Tom is President-Emeritus of the Hollywood Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. He is vice president of the International Animator's Society (ASIFA/Hollywood) He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the National Cartoonists Society and Hollywood Heritage. In 1998 he was named in Animation Magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People in Animation.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 02/09/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780240521602
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor


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