Tuesday, April 30, 2013

With Neil Boyle's permission I'm re-posting his recent post about the just released “THE ANIMATOR’S SURVIVAL KIT” iPad app. His original post can be found HERE.

Animator's App. 

One of the most professionally rewarding - and happiest - two years I ever spent was working with legendary director/animator Richard Williams, and producer Mo Sutton, on 'The Animator's Survival Kit - Animated' DVD series, originally released in 2008.

When I started work on this project I had already worked with Dick Williams on commercials, and two feature films: Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Thief and the Cobbler; but more than any work I'd done before, these DVDs changed my approach to animation, and made me feel for the first time that I had a much stronger technical control over what I wanted to achieve in a scene. Animating actually became fun - a pleasurable challenge - rather than an endless, gut-twisting, sweat.

Building upon Dick's original book, we animated over 400 examples of the animator's craft, incuding timing and spacing, walks, runs, flexibility, overlapping action, weight, dialogue, and directing. Dick Williams and Mo Sutton have now taken 100 of these animated teaching examples and converted them for use as an App for the iPad. Also included in the App is a complete copy of the Expanded Edition of the Animator's Survival Kit book, and Dick's previously unreleased 9 minute animated film 'Circus Drawings'.

Sounds like a great package to me!

For more information on the App click HERE.
And here's a review on Anination Scoop.

1 comment:

Natalie Belton said...

I revived The Animator's Survival Kit as a birthday gift last year. It was seriously one of the best things I have ever received. I just added your blog to my watch list. Thanks so much for the inspiration! You guys are great!