The Illusion of Life and the 12 principles of animation

I have started a video series on the 12 principles of animation and while doing so I thumbed through this ” must have ” book that I cherish. Turns out it is still sold today ( check below )

The authors Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Walt Disney’s original “9 wise old men” put this book together back in the day.
They worked on productions such as Snow White and the Rescuers
They were part of the original animator crew working for Walt and coming up and refining the principles that we know today as the “12 principles of animation”

Did you know that John Lasseter ( Pixar ) was a student of both Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston while studing at CalArts ?

Anyway, if you love the tradition of animation and want to learn about the 12 principles of animation from it’s source you should check it out…
Link to book on Amazon : http://amzn.to/2i5wBUf

Animation for beginners, a must read !

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Animation for Beginners

Animation For Beginners is an Amazon #1 Best Seller, written by Morr Meroz, founder of Bloop Animation.

I basically wrote the book I wish I had when I was starting up with animation. It has all the information a person needs to find their way towards starting a career in animation. It covers all the different types of animation and basic animation principles. It comes with a complete hardware and software guide (for 2D, 3D and stop motion), must-have books as well as a detailed list of the best animation schools with all their information.

The book comes with the Animation For Beginners Course (15 HD video lessons) for those who prefer to watch rather than read.

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Pixar Storytelling Rules, what is the secret behind Pixar’s films ?

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10 Storytelling techniques that will improve your work

Explore what makes Pixar’s films great.

Pixar’s films have moved and thrilled audiences with nearly unparalleled success. This book delves deep into the stories Pixar tells, finding common patterns and explaining them in a way that will help any young writer on their way towards crafting a great story.

What is this Book About?

The Pixar Storytelling book is about effective storytelling rules based on Pixar’s greatest films. The book consists of ten chapters, each of which explores an aspect of storytelling that Pixar excels at.

Learn what Pixar’s core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict and what makes their films’ resolutions so emotionally satisfying. The book also examines Pixar’s character development, unique, intricate story structure and use of theme, all of which are key to the studio’s storytelling achievements.

Who is this Book for?

This book is great for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream feature films, animators or aspiring directors who want to know how some of the best animated films work, and even Pixar fans or film buffs who are interested in learning more about the awesome world of storytelling.

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