Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation Hardcover – 23 Nov 2013
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"Dream Worlds is a must have for its visuals alone - I can only describe them as gorgeous." .. World Animation Journal
About the Author
By Hans Bacher, Hans Bacher has been a major influence on the design of Disney films for nearly 20 years. His work appears in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Mulan. Winner of the prestigious "Annie" animation award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production" for his work on Mulan.
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This is a very practical book. While it talks on the production design process, it provides tons of examples from Disney's archive to support design concepts. There are many useful lessons, such as film analysis, visual development and research, camera rules, composition, staging and others.
There are also dedicated chapters to films where Hans Bacher talks specifically on how production design was done.
I bought this book primarily for the art but I've realised that there's more to all the art displayed. Many of the storyboards, while lacking details are visually strong because of the composition.
Every example included in the book serves to emphasis design concepts. The clear and simple explanation provides another perspective into looking at storyboards, into understanding what the scene means and how it contributes to the story.
This book is well worth the money, actually not just to production designers, but for every artist. The lessons taught are universal and can be applied in different fields if it's related to art.
Let me end with a quote from Andrea Deja, the Supervising Animator of Walt Disney Studios:
When it comes to color, composition and design, Hans is in a class by himself. Look through the pages of Dream Worlds and be inspired by Han's high standards and his art. It is a feast for the eyes.Read more ›
Everything from Staging, Rhythm to Colour usage is covered. There's also a short analytical piece on film followed by camera tricks.
Throughout the book Bacher shares his experiences and gives us pointers in the design department, as well as how to compose the story visually, with layout/storyboard examples and an impressive range of his unique styles and dazzling concept paintings. The works in progress aren't too shabby either!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really lovely book filled with good information, spoiled by lazy typography; rivers run throughout it. I'd expect a keener eye for detail in a book about design. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2013 by whyzon
A must have book for those interested in Production Design, beautifully illustrated, beautifully written and inspiring. One of those books you will come back to again and again.Published on 12 April 2013 by Gie
Bought this book for my niece for Xmas -- she was delighted and will use it lots of times for her computer animationPublished on 1 Jan. 2013 by EILEEN