The Moving Image Workshop

The Moving Image Workshop

Introducing Animation, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects in 45 Practical Projects

Book - 2016
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If you need a fun, hands-on introduction to core animation techniques - then look no further! Heather Freeman guides you through a wide range of practical projects, helping you establish and build skills in narrative animation, motion graphics and visual effects.
Each chapter begins by summarizing historical and theoretical concerns and connecting them with current practice and applications - all beautifully illustrated with stills from classic commercial and independent films, as well as contemporary examples from student work. Having established this context, the remainder of the chapter focuses on creative and technical exercises and more in-depth project assignments.
These exercises and assignments challenge you to apply the specific concerns of each chapter to a practical application, helping your to produce your own creative work. Topics covered include early animation technologies and techniques, scenes and staging, character animation, animated type, visual effects and motion graphics, pre- through post-production and experimental approaches to motion graphics.
Dozens of sample files are available online, for experimentation and to get you started on each exercise - the files are created using Adobe After Effects and Blender 3D, but have been designed to also be imported into Flash, Maya or other software, when possible. The companion website also includes example animations as well as links to recommended software tutorials, recommended artist websites, blogs and animation channels.
Publisher: London :, Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781472572004
Branch Call Number: 777.7 FRE
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm


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