The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age
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The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age

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The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking from one of the foremost producers of animated features. By drawing (sorry!) upon more than seven decades of Disney's classic and beloved animated films, this stunning book explores the role of the directors, story artists, songwriters, and animators wh...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by Disney Editions
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Jan 25, 2009 Tracey marked it as to-read
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This book is like a pass that will give you access to a tour in an animation studio. The tour guide here is Don Hahn, who has been in the animation industry for years, directing some popular movies like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, etc.

Don Hahn brings us down to the production floor, visiting every department, talking about the people and their role in movie production. You may have seen many making-of videos from DVDs but this book is the one stop sourc...more
Russell Allison
Decent initial overview to animation film production. Does a good job of describing the core roles within an animation production by using examples from popular movies. Broken into thirds, with the first part focused on CG animation, then part 2 is 2D animation, finishing off with stop motion animation.
More of a coffee table book than a good reference text, but was valuable for me.
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حقا كتاب جميل للغاية، صغير الحجم، قليل الصفحات لكنه يحوي الكثير.
Really great book for young artists interested in pursuing a career in animation or animation fans of all ages!
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