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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: QuickSilva on May 25, 2009, 05:59:29 pm

Title: Animation books?
Post by: QuickSilva on May 25, 2009, 05:59:29 pm
I have seen an animation book mentioned on this site several times but I cannot remember what it is called. Can someone please help me out with the title so that I can buy a copy? I recall people saying how good it is but I cannot find the posts that spoke of it now.

Thanks for any help,

Jason.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: ter-o on May 25, 2009, 06:11:07 pm
Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair (http://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-Animation-Collectors-Preston-Blair/dp/1560100842)
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: willfaulds on May 25, 2009, 07:11:02 pm
I'm on the other side; 'Animator's survival kit' by Richard Williams
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: Jad on May 25, 2009, 08:10:55 pm
I'm on the other side; 'Animator's survival kit' by Richard Williams

Aaand seconded just because. A great book. Read it through once (got it as reference literature at work) and my brain expanded. Buying it and studying will up that effect many times!
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: Jakten on May 26, 2009, 01:10:20 am
I have both and both are good but i think i like the Animators Survival Kit better.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: ptoing on May 26, 2009, 01:15:50 am
Just chipping in for Animator's Survival Kit. Awesome book.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: Atnas on May 26, 2009, 01:45:57 am
Agreed. Huge amount of information in that book that you just can't ignore if you want to improve your animation.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: QuickSilva on May 26, 2009, 11:13:26 am
Thanks guys, Animators Survival Kit was the one :)

Jason.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: robotacon on May 28, 2009, 05:46:08 pm
I've got the book and I'm considering buying the DVDs
http://www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com/

Has anyone had a closer look? From the previews you get the feeling it's just a rehash of the book or is it filled with new stuff as well?

Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: crab2selout.png on May 28, 2009, 09:19:46 pm
Wow, the DVD price is HEFTY. It better have more than the book for that kind of money.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: Batzy on May 28, 2009, 09:37:44 pm
Oh wow i didn't even noticed how much the collection costs i'm stunned "794.77, $919.36"  :yay: it must be worth it
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: robotacon on May 29, 2009, 08:48:39 am
I agree, it's pricey as hell. But if you compare it to taking a course like that it's about right I guess.
If you take a course you can ask questions but if you get the DVDs you can go back to them and watch them over and over.

I dunno though. I think the book might be just as useful by itself because all the previews from the DVD tell pretty much the same story.
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: LODYblokady on May 29, 2009, 09:07:03 am
I agree, it's pricey as hell. But if you compare it to taking a course like that it's about right I guess.
If you take a course you can ask questions but if you get the DVDs you can go back to them and watch them over and over.

I dunno though. I think the book might be just as useful by itself because all the previews from the DVD tell pretty much the same story.

If a picture can paint a thousand words, surely a collection of DVD's will help you a considerable amount more.
 :-*
Title: Re: Animation books?
Post by: eckered on June 15, 2009, 02:16:46 am
i uhh... borrowed.. the collection of dvd's, and from a first glance, the whole series of them is quite interesting.  theres animations strung together, quick explinations, lectures, and lessions for every type of animation you can imagine. 
i don't know if its worth 900 bucks, but i can tell theres a ton of good information in the series.