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Animated Realism

A Behind The Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre

Book2012

Edited by:

Judith Kriger

Animated Realism

A Behind The Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre

Book2012

 

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Edited by:

Judith Kriger

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With the development and accessibility of animation tools and techniques, filmmakers are blurring the boundaries between documentary filmmaking and animation. The intimacy, imperfe ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 -
    Finding Pleasure in the Imperfection: Yoni Goodman

    Pages 1-15

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    Chapter 2 -
    The Halfway Point to Reality: Bob Sabiston

    Pages 17-39

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    Chapter 3 -
    Personal Documentaries: John Canemaker

    Pages 41-74

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    Chapter 4 -
    French Canada's Rising Star: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

    Pages 75-115

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    Chapter 5 -
    Documentary Filmmaking with an Animator's Sensibility: Dennis Tupicoff

    Pages 117-131

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    Chapter 6 -
    Making Ordinary Human Experience Extraordinary: Chris Landreth

    Pages 133-161

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    Chapter 7 -
    The Iconoclastic Animator: Paul Fierlinger

    Pages 163-201

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    Index

    Pages 203-206

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Description

With the development and accessibility of animation tools and techniques, filmmakers are blurring the boundaries between documentary filmmaking and animation. The intimacy, imperfection and charm of the animated form is providing live-action and animation directors with unique ways to tell stories, humanize events and convey information not easily adapted for live-action media. Animated Realism presents animation techniques as they apply to the documentary genre with an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at award-winning animated documentaries. Animators and documentary filmmakers alike will learn how to develop a visual style with animation, translate a graphic novel into a documentary and use 3D animation as a storytelling tool, all in the context of creating animated documentaries.

With insight and inspiration, Animated Realism includes interviews from industry luminaries like John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son, Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning creator of Ryan.  Packed with beautiful, instructive illustrations and previously unpublished material (including storyboards, photos and hand-drawn sketches) and interspersed with interviews - this is an exceptional source of inspiration and knowledge for animators, students and fans alike. With a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries, animators, students and documentary filmmakers will be able to analyze and apply Oscar-winning animation techniques to their own films.

With the development and accessibility of animation tools and techniques, filmmakers are blurring the boundaries between documentary filmmaking and animation. The intimacy, imperfection and charm of the animated form is providing live-action and animation directors with unique ways to tell stories, humanize events and convey information not easily adapted for live-action media. Animated Realism presents animation techniques as they apply to the documentary genre with an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at award-winning animated documentaries. Animators and documentary filmmakers alike will learn how to develop a visual style with animation, translate a graphic novel into a documentary and use 3D animation as a storytelling tool, all in the context of creating animated documentaries.

With insight and inspiration, Animated Realism includes interviews from industry luminaries like John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son, Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning creator of Ryan.  Packed with beautiful, instructive illustrations and previously unpublished material (including storyboards, photos and hand-drawn sketches) and interspersed with interviews - this is an exceptional source of inspiration and knowledge for animators, students and fans alike. With a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries, animators, students and documentary filmmakers will be able to analyze and apply Oscar-winning animation techniques to their own films.

Key Features

* Learn from the best... Judith Kriger interviews some of the most innovative and inspirational animators, including John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son,  Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning Director of Ryan.

* See how it's done... with never before published color storyboards, preliminary sketches, stills from the animated documentaries and behind-the-scenes photographs

* Be inspired... the detailed exploration of how these unique films were made will make you want to get out there and do it yourself!

* Analyze and apply Oscar Winning animation techniques to your own films with a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries.

* Learn from the best... Judith Kriger interviews some of the most innovative and inspirational animators, including John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son,  Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning Director of Ryan.

* See how it's done... with never before published color storyboards, preliminary sketches, stills from the animated documentaries and behind-the-scenes photographs

* Be inspired... the detailed exploration of how these unique films were made will make you want to get out there and do it yourself!

* Analyze and apply Oscar Winning animation techniques to your own films with a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries.

Details

ISBN

978-0-240-81439-1

Language

English

Published

2012

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Editors

Judith Kriger