Books/Movies

So here, in no particular order is a list of books and movies that I have found to be entertaining, useful, indispensible, amazing, awesome… well, you get the picture.

Books

  • Character Animation Crash Course!
    Character Animation Crash Course!
    Author: Eric Goldberg
    Rating: 5

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  • TOO FUNNY FOR WORDS: DISNEY\'S GREATEST SIGHT GAGS
    TOO FUNNY FOR WORDS: DISNEY’S GREATEST SIGHT GAGS
    Author: Frank; Johnston, Ollie Thomas
    Rating: 4

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  • Walt Disney\'s Bambi: The Story and the Film/With Flip Book
    Walt Disney’s Bambi: The Story and the Film/With Flip Book
    Author: Frank Thomas
    Rating: 4

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  • Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
    Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
    Author: Scott McCloud
    Rating: 4

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  • The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature (Dover Books on Art Instruction, Anatomy)
    The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature (Dover Books on Art Instruction, Anatomy)
    Author: Ken Hultgren
    Rating: 5

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  • Acting for Animators
    Acting for Animators
    Author: Ed Hooks
    Rating: 3

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  • Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator
    Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator
    Author: Tony White
    Rating: 5

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  • Film Directing: Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
    Film Directing: Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
    Author: Steven Katz
    Rating: 5

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  • Digital Character Design and Painting (Graphics Series)
    Digital Character Design and Painting (Graphics Series)
    Author: Don Seegmiller
    Rating: 5

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  • The Artist\'s Complete Guide to Facial Expression
    The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression
    Author: Gary Faigin
    Rating: 5

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  • The Animator\'s Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators
    The Animator’s Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators
    Author: Richard Williams
    Rating: 5

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  • The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
    The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
    Author: Frank Thomas
    Rating: 5

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  • All About Techniques in Drawing for Animation Production (All About Techniques Series)
    All About Techniques in Drawing for Animation Production (All About Techniques Series)
    Author: Sergi Camara
    Rating: 4
    The artwork is good (from rough sketches to completed pieces), and the content appears good: starting with a brief history of animation, the book has 6 main chapters: The Studio and the Materials, The Storyboard, Creating and Constructing Characters, The Layout, The Animation, The Finish. There are approximately 186 pages so you can’t get into too much detail about any one topic, but I do like what it does cover. The biggest section seems to be “The Animation” chapter covering approximately 77 pages. I’m not sure there is much new as far as content, but I like how it is presented. Either way, if you are a 2d or 3d animator this looks like a good edition to add to your collection… well it jumped into my shopping cart!
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  • Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts
    Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts
    Author: Nancy Beiman
    Rating: 5

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Movies

  • Frank and Ollie (Special Edition)
    Frank and Ollie (Special Edition)
    Director: Theodore Thomas
    Rating: 4

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  • Techniques of Scott Robertson 1: Basic Perspective Form Drawing
    Techniques of Scott Robertson 1: Basic Perspective Form Drawing
    Director: Gnomon Workshop
    Rating: 4

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  • Chuck Jones - Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation
    Chuck Jones – Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation
    Director: Margaret Selby
    Rating: 4

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