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The Animator's Eye
by Francis Glebas
Publisher: Focal Press
Release Date: April 2013
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First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
On the DVD
1 My Introduction
Introducing Iggy the Pig and Scared Bunny
2 Mad Science or Magic?
Why Would Anyone Animate?
Animation Process Pipeline
Creating Your Very Own Mad-Science Laboratory of Animation
3 That Reminds Me of a Story…
The Dramatic Structure of Stories
What Kinds of Stories can the Animator’s Eye Dream Up?
Why is Story so Hard to Get Right?
How to Create Interesting Characters Using Simple Rules
Animated Performance or How to Tell Clowns from Zombies
Roller Coaster Theory of Storytelling
Analysis of Story Structure
How Do You Start to Write the Story?
Fractal, Not Fractured, Storytelling
How to Ride the Roller Coaster to a Good Story
What do You Want to Say with Your Story?
4 Secrets of Drawing
Seeing Shapes, Drawing Lines
Pros and Cons of Construction
Watch Your Angles
Caricature and Proportions
Sculpting to Learn Drawing
Why Do Drawings Die in Cleanup?
It’s Now Time to Trace?
Sketchbooks and Drawing Tips
5 The Laws of Animation
The 12 Principles of Disney’s Nine Old Men
Animating: Step by Step, Frame by Frame
Learning Exercises for Animators
How to Animate, the Basics: Thumbnails and Key Frames
Use and Abuse of Cycles
Laws of Motion Principles for a Believable World
Timing for Rhythmic Interest
Toon Physics: The Laws of Fun!
The Use and Abuse of Rotoscoping
Loco Motion, or Getting Around in a Funny Way
Iggy Goes for a Walk
6 It’s Alive! Animating Inner Life
Show the Thinking Process
7 Creating Worlds
Creating a World on Your Desktop
Creating Style Guides
Designing Style Guides
Staging and Laying Out for the Viewer’s Eye
Going for a Walk with the Camera
Getting a Perspective of Your World
How to Choose Colors
Design of the Mad Lab
Opening Pan from Layout to Background
Putting it Together in Post
Compositing Puts it All Together
Editing Makes Sure the Story is Told Clearly
Basic Cutting Rules
Sound and Music
Sonic Visionaries … Audioaries?
Marketing and Distribution: It’s Time to Show Your Creation to the World!
9 Genesis of Idea
The Evolution of The Animator’s Eye Flipbook
Continued Flipbook Refinements
Iggy’s Problematic Switch
10 The Production
Production—Now We’re Cooking!
Art Directing by Color Script
11 The Evolution of Iggy and Scared Bunny
How These Two Figments of My Imagination were Brought to Life
12 The Animator’s Eye
Beginner’s Corner: How I Got My Animator’s Eye
My Beginner’s Corner