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Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts by Nancy Beiman

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Dedication and Thanks

Jack Hannah, T. Hee, Ken O’Connor, Bill Moore, and Elmer Plummer taught at the California Institute of the Arts’ Character Animation Program so that their knowledge of animation, learned from the ground up during its Golden Age, would not die with them. My notes from their classes, written between 1975 and 1979, are the backbone of this book. It was a real privilege to learn from these talented artists.

A new generation of students from the Rochester Institute of Technology generously permitted me to print some of their class exercises and senior project materials. I thank Brittney Lee, Nathaniel Hubbell, William Robinson, Jim Downer, Sarah Kropiewnicki, Kimberly Miner, Jeremy Galante, Rui Jin, David Suroviec, Joseph Daniels, ...

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