Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"The Animator's Survival Kit", by Richard Williams

A promo for the Richard Williams video series.

This has commenced doing the rounds on the intertubes, and we would be remiss for not mentioning it here.

Mr. Williams gives several lectures that include

* Timing and Spacing

* Building Walks

* Sneaks, Runs and Animal Action

* Takes

* Dialogue

* Giving the Performance

* Putting it All Together

And if you don't know who Richard Williams is, go here or here for short primers.

Our thanks to Carl Bell (Disney old-timer) for bringing this video lecture series to our attention. There will be sixteen DVDs in all, and they won't be cheap. But for any student of animation, they will no doubt be highly necessary viewing.

We're informed that TASK will be ready for sale late in the Fall.


Anonymous said...

Was this filmed (a long time ago) at Blue Sky? Looks like it!

Anonymous said...

Duh. That's what I get for skipping through the part where it says "Filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York."

Anonymous said...

YouTube says, "We're sorry, this video is no longer available."

:_( I wanted to see it...

Jeff Massie said...

Try it again, it seems to be running.

Anonymous said...

Try this YouTube link:


and this one:


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