Category Archives: Technique

Animated Performance

The author of Animated Performance, Nancy Beiman, is a professor at Sheridan Institute in Canada and has produced, directed, storyboarded and animated for television commercials, specials and features. Her employers have included The Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers. Nancy has been teaching at college level since 2000. Her previous book on storyboarding has been… Read More »

Frame by frame images from animated films


Ariel (and Flounder) from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Frame by frame and sequential images from various animated films appear in an interesting blog has come to my attention. They are great for study and appreciation of the artwork. Each frame can be looked at individually, as well as in the context of the full shot. There are also animated gifs to supply a reference for timing.

Timing for Animation by Harold Whitaker

A classic of animation education since it first published in 1981. Copies of Timing for Animation have been sitting dog-eared and spine-split on desks and workstations around the world, wherever animation is produced for more than 25 years. All you need to breathe life into your animation is at your fingertips. All the vital techniques… Read More »

Animation from Pencils to Pixels by Tony White

Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today’s capable, state-of-the-art technologies. White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators most need to know can be found between this book’s covers – from conceptions… Read More »

How to Make Animated Films: Tony White

Become Tony White’s personal animation student. Experience many of the teaching techniques of the golden era of Disney and Warner Brothers studios and beyond.all from the comfort of your own home or studio. Tony White’s Animation Master Class is uniquely designed to cover the core principles of animated movement comprehensively. How to Make Animated Films… Read More »

Animation A Handy Guide by Sheila Graber book review

Sheila Graber sent me a copy of her latest book Animation A Handy Guide with a request to review it. The book came at an opportune time, as I was just off on holiday to warmer climes, to escape our cold winter weather. It made excellent holiday reading.

The book comes complete with a DVD. When I got home from holiday I popped this into my computer player and was amazed to find, not only the complete book reproduced page by page, but now the pages were interactive so that many of the examples in the book could be brought to life and the movies mentioned were there to view. More on this later.