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Inspired 3D Short Film Production Paperback – 10 Jun 2004

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; Pap/DVD edition (10 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781592001170
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592001170
  • ASIN: 1592001173
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 863,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction 1. Getting Started 2. Story 3. Character Development and Design 4. Art Direction 5. Storyboarding 6. Case Study 1: Virgil and Maurice 7. Production Planning 8. Case Study 2: Silhouette 9. Vocal Tracks 10. Story Reels and 2D Animatics 11. 3D Animatics, Layout, and Camera Direction 12. Modeling 13. Materials and Textures 14. Character Setup 15. An Interview with Jim McCampbell 16. Animation 17. Case Study 3: Squaring Off 18. Lighting and Rendering 19. Visual Effects 20. Compositing 21. Sound Effects and Music 22. Titles and Credits 23. Case Study 4: Early Bloomer 24. Marketing and Distribution Appendices A: Short List B: Suggested Reading C: Selected Resources D: Full Image Credits E: DVD Contents


This book brilliantly guides readers, using colorful images and step-by-step instructions, through all aspects of creating a digital short film, from the development stage (story, character design, animatics), through the production process (animation, camera direction, lighting), as well as the post-production phase (editing, submitting to festivals and contests). By the time readers complete "Inspired 3D Short Film Production", they will have received an overview of all the steps involved in creating a digital short, as well as having witnessed the production of a student's short film from concept through completion. Co-Author Jeremy Cantor's latest CG short film, "Squaring Off" will be featured in "North America's Best Animated Shorts" (DVD collection) scheduled for release this Spring. Co-Author Pepe Valencia is currently lending his character animation skills to "Tadpole," 'Sony Imageworks' second animated CG short. An exciting companion DVD features several student and professional animated shorts, and includes examples performed in the book's tutorials.

"Inspired 3D Short Film Production" provides budding filmmakers with the necessary inspiration, examples, and pipeline suggestions to help them turn their story ideas into reality through the medium of the 3D animated CG short.

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