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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.; Revised edition edition (1 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581153015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581153019
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 17.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,245,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From a former student 26 Nov. 2005
By R. Gorey - Published on
Format: Paperback
This comprehensive book on the technique and the art of animation will be of great value to anyone who is considering being an animator as a career. Beckerman has an easygoing way of explaining complicated ideas and concepts, and his book explores the style and taste issues of the art form as well as the technical approaches needed to make one's work come alive. You won't find too much on modern computer animation here, but of course you can find that information in hundreds of study guides, tutorials, and books available currently. Howard's book is more about the traditional approach to the craft, and he has the experience to make the lessons feel truthful, accurate, and meaningful. I was a student of Howard's about twenty five years ago, and this book felt like the next best thing to taking his course, which I loved. If you're serious about animation, this is a book you'll refer to several times. Not a coffee table book full of color photos, but a practical instruction guide, and a very good one.
Animation: Thw Whole Story 6 May 2014
By Ellie - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this book, after being notified by a friend of mine that he was the same Howard that we graduated with from the School of Industrial Art, in New York, many years ago. Howard showed his genius way back then, and is now known as the tops in his field. I wish I had been aware of all this information years ago. Still I am glad I have the privilege to enjoy it now. It is the "Bible," of Animation, and I would recommend it to everyone serious about entering into this classic area of art. How easy it was for this genius to explain, is what I like most about this book.
Do you want to be inside of the world of the animation? 11 May 2008
By Alexandre - Published on
Format: Paperback
Do you want to be inside of the world of the animation? This book makes that for you. It shows everything that exists in the world of the animation, detailing the things and showing what is one to one. I received an email of the great Gene Deith, that did many episodes of Tom and Jerry, indicating me that book. It is really worthwhile to buy. He is the animation guide for everybody. Beautiful!
Good Story 1 July 2014
By Raphael A. Souza - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A bit different from what we see in other books like "The Illusion of Life" where we read a very strict part of the animation through the XX century.
A discussion of what makes good and bad animation 18 May 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
Animation professor Beckerman shares his insights and legacy in ANIMATION: THE WHOLE STORY - a discussion of what makes good and bad animation. Beckerman worked as a classic animator for over forty years, hand-drawing thousands of characters: chapters discuss everything from story lines and action scenes to directing tips.
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