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Film History & Techniques of Animation
Selected books on animation and animated films
Call Number: NC1765 .B4 2016
Giannalberto Bendazzi's Animation: A World Historyis the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. With a wealth of new research, hundreds of photographs and film stills, and an easy-to-navigate organization, this book is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.
Animating Film Theory
Call Number: NC1765 .A535 2014
Animating Film Theory provides an enriched understanding of the relationship between two of the most unwieldy and unstable organizing concepts in cinema and media studies: animation and film theory. For the most part, animation has been excluded from the purview of film theory. The contributors to this collection consider the reasons for this marginalization while also bringing attention to key historical contributions across a wide range of animation practices, geographic and linguistic terrains, and historical periods. They delve deep into questions of how animation might best be understood, as well as how it relates to concepts such as the still, the moving image, the frame, animism, and utopia. The contributors take on the kinds of theoretical questions that have remained underexplored because, as Karen Beckman argues, scholars of cinema and media studies have allowed themselves to be constrained by too narrow a sense of what cinema is. This collection reanimates and expands film studies by taking the concept of animation seriously.
Stop Motion Animation
Call Number: TR897.5 .T47 2013
Recent advances in technology--such as high-quality, easy-to-use cameras, free film editing software, and the popularity of YouTube and other video-hosting Web sites--have led to a revival of stop-motion animation. Despite the growing interest in this versatile art form, there are few resources offering guidance on the process. That's where this book comes in. Here, stop-motion master Melvyn Ternan offers practical instruction for a range of techniques. Readers will find-- The basic principles of animation, including how to select and use equipment, props, and storyboards A variety of stop-motion techniques using clay, Legos, paper, and other elements Illustrated, step-by step tutorials along with QR codes linking to online videos of finished projects and more detailed instruction Helpful post-production tips and advice for editing movies on both Mac and PC With 600 full-color images throughout, filmmakers of all levels--from the young hobbyist to the professional animator--will find Stop Motion Animation to be an indispensable guide to mastering this visually stunning style of animation.
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Here are some animated films from our collection. Search for others in the catalog, using the term "Animated films" or "Stop-motion animation films" and selecting the format "Visual Materials"
April and the Extraordinary World
Call Number: PN1997.2 .A965
A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family’s research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships, and cyborg rat spies!
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Call Number: PN1997.2 .F36 2014
The story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal. A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family at a new foxhole in a beautiful tree directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist. Based on the beloved, best selling book by Roald Dahl.
Call Number: PN1997 .W378 2015
A faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat.
Alice in Wonderland
Call Number: PN1997 .A453 2011
When a little girl, Alice, follows a white rabbit, she falls into a hole in the ground and enters a fantasy land of curious characters.
Call Number: PN1997.2 .A565
Michael Stone, husband, father and noted author, travels to Cincinnati to speak at a customer service conference. But once he’s separated from the routine of his daily life, a chance encounter helps him to realize just what, and whom, he’s been missing.
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