These DVD\'s are for professionals and students and cover the knowledge of the underlying principles of sophisticated animation which apply to any style or approach to the medium, including computer, classical, games, stop motion and internet animation.
The Animator\'s Survival Kit - Animated is about how things move, and specific work methods used to make characters live, breathe, think and give a sustained commanding performance. Williams demonstrates his points with drawing, performance and over 400 specially animated examples - many from his best-selling book.
RICHARD WILLIAMS Richard Williams was the creative mind behind the animation of the worldwide smash success Who Framed Roger Rabbit for which he won two Oscars. He directed and designed Roger and Jessica Rabbit, Baby Herman and all the new characters for the Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg blockbuster. British based Williams has won 3 Oscars, 3 British Academy Awards and over 250 other international awards. Richard Williams\' current project is a 16-DVD boxed set which brings together his legendary Masterclasses with his best-selling book to create The Animator?s Survival Kit ? Animated. This has over 400 specially animated examples intercut with his 4 day Masterclass filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York. Richard Williams has a 50 year career in animation which includes The Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, What\'s New Pussycat, the James Bond Casino Royale, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Oscar winning A Christmas Carol. In the 1990\'s he gave the Richard Williams\' Animation Masterclasses around the world to participants from studios such as Disney, Pixar, ILM, Dreamworks/PDI and Warner Bros followed by the best-selling The Animators Survival Kit (2001). During his more than 50 years in the business Williams has been one of the true innovators and serves as the link between the Golden Age of animation by hand and the new computer animation successes. Perhaps even more important has been his dedication to passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn can push the medium in new directions.
?Absolute animation genius?
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