100 historical and contemporary texts give a detailed insight into the last 150 years of animation studies in this four-volume reference work on the field. Key themes are 'Authorship', 'Genre', 'Identity Politics', and 'Spectatorship.'
Covers every aspect of production, from finding a concept, choosing a medium, and creating characters all the way to getting the end result screened and distributed. In addition to traditional cel animation also examines direct filmmaking, stop-motion animation, and Flash, as well as early motion devices and toys that produce animated images, all with case studies illustrating the successes and difficulties experienced by professional animators.
Showcases some of the greatest, most innovated giants in the field and helps guide readers through the artistic process and production techniques. Story development, casting, color, distribution, and the intimidating aspects of production are elucidated using various examples from all over the world. (Also in print: TR897.5 .M58 2017)
This collection of essays brings together original scholarship on animation in contemporary moving image culture, from classic experimental and independent shorts to digital animation and installation.
Ranging from blockbuster movies to experimental shorts or documentaries to scientific research, computer animation shapes a great part of media communication processes today. This book looks at international film productions using animation techniques to display and/or to elicit emotions, with a special attention to the aesthetics, characters and stories of these films, and to the challenges and benefits of using computer techniques for these purposes.
The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history, theory and practice. It was founded by Dr. Harvey Deneroff in 1987. Each year, the SAS holds an annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research.