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The Animator's Survival Kit: A Working Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Computer, Stop-motion, Games and Classical Animators (Applied Arts) Paperback – 5 Nov 2001
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"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation."--"The New York Times"
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"Arguably the best animator working in the field today." Hollywood Reporter
"Richard is a genius." Robert Zemeckis (director, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump)
"Probably one of the most respected draftsmen in the world." Los Angeles TV Times
"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation." New York Times
"Voted by peers as 'The Animator's Animator'." Observer
Richard Williams is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for which he won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award.
Canadian-born Williams has won three US Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy among 246 international awards-- starting with his first film The Little Island in 1958.
Williams has also animated title sequences for Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, What's New Pussycat, Casino Royale and linking sequences for The Charge of the Light Brigade, as well as countless prize-winning commercials.
In 1990 he was voted by his peers as "The Animator's Animator," and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students worldwide in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France and Denmark.
He lives with his family in Wales and works as an independent film-maker.
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This book isn't just useful for traditional handrawn animation, but covers areas that are relevant In computer animation and stop motion. Highly recommend.
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