Database for Animation Studies


The Animation Book: Basic Knowledge on Drawing Moving Pictures and the Reality of Drawing (rev.ed.)

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Godo Shuppan
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Kazui, Hiroko

This reference has long been used in anime production workplaces. Of particular interest is Chapter 5 (Practical Examples of Movement), which carefully illustrates human movements as well as those of animals (horses, dogs, cats, lions, cows, elephants, birds) and natural phenomena (droplets, smoke).

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My purpose for the list as a whole was to make a list of texts that teach how to create motion with pictures. When you teach animation, you often receive questions about how to do that. So, we have created a list of reference material that can lead to practical knowledge. The selector supplied this list from her production experience, which spans more than 30 years. We hope that students will use these materials at the early stages of learning—looking, understanding, and applying—and will acquire practical knowledge about “moving,” a useful foundation for their creative activities.

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