The Animator's Survival Kit

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The Animator's Survival Kit
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Original edition cover
AuthorRichard Williams
Cover artistRichard Williams
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreAnimation, Instruction
Published2001 (Faber and Faber)
Pages379

The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators (ISBN 0-5712-0228-4) is an instructional book by Academy Award-winning animator and director Richard Williams. The book includes techniques, advice, tips, tricks, and general information on the history of animation.[1][2]

DVDs[edit]

Animation examples from the book combined with footage from Richard Williams' masterclasses have been put into a 16-volume DVD box set titled The Animator's Survival Kit – Animated.[3] The logo from the book cover was completely animated in the traditional style, taking Williams and his animators 9 months to complete. Williams also included some early drafts of his own work from previous projects.[4]

Reception[edit]

The book met with universal acclaim. Chris Wedge, the director of Epic and the Oscar-nominated Ice Age, wrote about the book: "What I came out with was a complete re-structuring of animation, how I saw animation, how I analysed motion. People the first night sat down at their work stations and were running some of Richard's examples ... and at lunchtime you could see the influence. It was a revelation."[5] It was also turned into an iPad app in 2013.[6][7]

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