Digital animation, particularly using Flash, is primed to take Hollywood TV by storm in the Fall with two feature films and three television shows underway This book describes why Flash is the future of broadcast animation As the future of 2D animation, the knowledge provided to the reader by this book will be a necessity for animators, producers, and executives Author, Sandro Corsaro, is currently working on a feature film, Lil Pimp , for Sony Pictures done 100% in Flash, and has worked on two animated films for Warner Bros, The Iron Giant and Osmosis Jones Corsaro provides rare insight for many budding animators stemming from his consulting and connections with numerous studio executives The book explains Flash animation and shows its direct correlation to real world scenarios that animators experience at studios including budgets, schedules, salaries, labor issues and production flow....
|Title||:||Hollywood 2D Digital Animation: The New Flash Production Revolution|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning PTR 1 edition March 17, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||894 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Hollywood 2D Digital Animation: The New Flash Production Revolution Reviews
Hollywood 2D Digital Animation does a great job of breaking down the entire process of creating 2d animations with flash. The included flash movies and exercises within the cd makes for good supplemental material as well. Although, if there were more exercises and follow along tutorials I would have given this book a five star rating. The examples in the book are excellent and inspires the flash animator to keep practicing in order to strive and recreate what's show in their own way. Although this book is for a newbie attempting their first digital animation, I suggest for a new artist to learn how to animate traditionally first, it's a great overview and provides great on the shelf reference.
Sandro Corsaro recently released his new book Hollywood 2D Digital Animation, H2D, which could best be described as going to the next level from his previous book The Flash Animator, TFA. In TFA the author's point of view is creating traditional 2d animation for distribution on the Web. It is an overview of how to utilize Flash to create animation and publish that animation on the Internet. TFA has lots of good examples and sample files as well as interviews with successful Web 'toonists and has been regarded by many readers as an excellent learning resource.
I was on AWN.com and noticed a panel for The Flash Revolution in TV Production. I had about an hour to get to the Skirball Galleria. That was one spontaneous decision I'm glad I made because I got to witness the new wave in Flash animation cresting with this panel. The guy that brought all these creative people together is the author of Hollywood 2D. Everyone on the panel is also interviewed in this book relating real world use of Flash in the Television animation industry. The people were with Warner Bros, Disney and Indys and they all know their stuff.
Let me just say right off the bat that this book is not for beginners. Apart from one chapter on effects animation, (a topic that could almost be a book in and of itself) there's just not much coverage of the actual ins and outs of animating in Flash. Unfortunately, Sandro Corsaro's other book, "The Flash Animator," which focused on Flash animation techniques, in now out of print.