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Elemental Magic by Joseph Gilland

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Foreword

 

I was the luckiest man alive when I landed the job of my dreams and started working for Don Bluth as a character animator in 1986. Somehow though, right from the start, I felt miscast. I watched my finished work move on to the effects department, where all the cool stuff was being added: fire, water, mud, lava … you name it! So, after three difficult years in character animation, I asked to be transferred to the effects department. By far, one of the best decisions I have ever made!

Effects animation was like my newfound freedom. While staying within the stylistic boundaries of the movie, I could design my drawings without having to ...

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