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Animation: From Script to Screen

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Shamus Culhane, the animator who made the dwarfs in Snow White, achieves something few are able to: He makes it possible to learn a concrete skill from a book. Covering every aspect of film animation, from basic mechanics to giving creativity full play, and including writing, recording, acting, dialogue-even how to mange an animation studio of one's own, Culhane fulfills t ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 15th 1990 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Peter Landis
There is a lot of valuable information in this book. The author explains first hand information on every step of the process toward making a traditionally animated film.

However, the author seemed to have two separate goals in writing this book, which did not necessarily go along together. At times, he is just trying to tell you how the industry works and the process. Other times, though, he is dead set on trying to give you school lessons and homework on how to animate. This is not bad, it just
Santiago Yrigoyen
"Therefore, you will have to maintain your own integrity. Sometimes it will cost you money, but you can always make money. What you cannot very easily repair is the loss of the honesty that makes you do your best possible work at all times. Many people... ... have succumbed to the quasi-bookkeeping techniques of the limited animation, which have robbed them from their artistic moral fiber. Guard your integrity!
Lawrence Thomas
A must read for the animation student whether you just want to learn about the origins and early techniques of animation or seeking a career in the field. Culhane was a pioneer of animation and one of the 9 old men who worked under Disney himself, as well having worked for Fleischer Studios (Betty Boop, Superman, Popeye, etc.), and others.
Half way through it. Had to stop because I didn't know enough about 2d animation production. Now I can continue. :)
Apr 06, 2011 Lily added it
Discussion of animation based on his work. Did not actually read.
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