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The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

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It provides examples in its sources (films) to the audience and points out how characters are brought to life through animation by having them be expressive and exaggerated. I recently bought a blu-ray player and have been picking up the few Disney classics that are available. It chronicles two top Disney animators' impressions on how the Disney studio studied and codified its approach to animated film in the 1930s, which is almost certainly the most formative period of the medium. An artist could represent the actual figure, if he chose, meticulously capturing its movements and actions. Addeddate 2019-01-20 14:11:58 Identifier TheIllusionOfLifeDisneyAnimation Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t0zq1h84t Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.The book goes deeper looking at how these hardworking pioneers approach animation, invent new ways to animate and bring seemingly inanimate objects, even things like safety pins, to life. As I grew older I was to learn that Pinnochio, along with Bambi, is regarded as among the very best, if not THE best of Disney animation. I can agree that early Disney Animation was ahead of its time, but the sort of cockiness was kind of a shock to me in a book like this one.

In that same year, they received the "Pioneer in Film" award from the University of Southern California chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha National Honorary Cinema Fraternity and further honors from the American Film Institute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. He would say, we don't know if it's art, but I know I like it,'' and he felt intuitive that if he liked it the rest of the world would like it, too—if only he could find the right way to present it. Not to be mistaken for just a "how-to-do-it," this voluminously illustrated volume (like the classic Disney films themselves) is intended for everyone to enjoy. It contains 489 plates in full color, as well as thousands of black-and-white illustrations, ranging from storyboard sketches to entire animation sequences.Since I used to show it to my HS animation classes, I've seen it dozens of times, but find something new every time I view it again. Disney has reached several peaks in the course of nearly a hundred years of life, and perhaps he will still reach more peaks in the coming days, but it is undeniable that one day he will decline and die. More Hamburger icon An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Animation IS Not just timing or just a well-drawn character, it is the sum of all the factors named. But what is certain is that in the next tens or even hundreds of years, Disney will be a monument to countless animators’ hearts.

Only when people are in an environment beyond their expected time, people's reaction is the closest to its origin. The descriptions of animation and storytelling processes are both lively and informative, and the huge amount of pictures is just what is needed for a book on the subject. Unfortunately, this craft cannot be learned by just reading a book, and not overnight under any circumstances. It's pretty wild that my school depended on this and only a couple of other books to teach our classes. It is an incredible document - essentially an oral history of the Disney Studio and their practices by two master animators who worked there for 40+ years.

It's an inspiring book recommended to animators, great for those who want a flashback to the golden era of animation. One portion of the book that I found rather interesting was in chapter seven, titled, “Hyperion: The Explosion”. The book continued to explain procedures, history, management, and techniques, through a ‘Disney perspective’. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. I looked through it constantly, and many of the pages still have depressions along the edges of the characters where I traced them.

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