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New animation materials in the library

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Pervasive Animation - Suzanne Buchan (Editor)
Call Number: STACKS: NC1765 .P47 2013
ISBN: 0415807239
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
This new addition to the AFI Film Readers series brings together original scholarship on animation in contemporary moving image culture, from classic experimental and independent shorts to digital animation and installation.

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Moving Innovation - Tom Sito
Call Number: STACKS: TR897.7 .S48 2013
ISBN: 9780262019095
Publication Date: 2013-04-19
In Moving Innovation, Tom Sito -- himself an animator and industry insider for more than thirty years -- describes the evolution of CG. The history of traditional cinema technology is a fairly straight path from Lumière to MGM. Writing the history of CG, Sito maps simultaneous accomplishments in multiple locales -- academia, the military-industrial complex, movie special effects, video games, experimental film, corporate research, and commercia lanimation.

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Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains - Amy M. Davis
Call Number: STACKS: NC1764.8.M44 D38 2013
ISBN: 0861967046
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
From the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled, the 2010 retelling of Rapunzel, Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains looks at the portrayal of male characters in Disney films from the perspective of masculinity studies and feminist film theory. This companion volume to Good Girls and Wicked Witches places these depictions within the context of Hollywood and American popular culture at the time of each film's release.

Getting Started with Animation Research

You can find books and DVDs related to animation by searching the library catalog.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Need a book or journal article or even a MOVIE we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).
  • DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
    Over 212,000 abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. Several animation and computer art-themed journals are indexed here.
  • Animation Career Review  Icon
    "THE source for aspiring animation, design, and gaming professionals seeking info on training programs, schools and colleges, software and technology, career profiles, profiles of the leading industry firms, and more."

More new Animation Materials in the Library

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Animation - Maureen Furniss (Editor)
Call Number: NC1765 .A534 2009 (Stacks)
ISBN: 9780861966806
Publication Date: 2009-10-05

Animation -- Art and Industry is an introductory reader covering a broad range of animation studies topics, focusing on both American and international contexts. It provides information about key individuals in the fields of both independent and experimental animation, and introduces a variety of topics relevant to the critical study of media -- censorship, representations of gender and race, and the relationship between popular culture and fine art. Essays span the silent era to the present, include new media such as web animation and gaming, and address animation made using a variety of techniques.

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Directing Animation - David Levy
Call Number: NC1765 .L47 2010
ISBN: 9781581157468
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
In addition to over eighty photographs and illustrations, Directing Animation includes insider tips and firsthand experience from animators, directors, and producers, revealing the best ways to manage the production process while creating a workplace that is both efficient and fun.

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Scriptwriting - Paul Wells
ISBN: 9782940373161
Publication Date: 2007-11-01
"The Lion King. Spirited Away." Wallace and Gromit. "Toy Story 2." What makes these animated movies great? The stories they tell, and the ways those stories are told. Animation can go where no other filmmaking can, and great scriptwriting can take animation where no other movies have. "Basics Animation: Scriptwriting," the follow-up to the successful title "The" "Fundamentals of Animation," looks at a variety of approaches to scriptwriting for animation using vivid examples from great animated movies. Author Paul Wells explores the distinctive qualities of animation as a form of creative expression and explains the choices and approaches available to the scriptwriter, the animator, and the director.


Animation Call Numbers

Use these numbers to browse our print books most relevant to Animation!

NC1763-NC1766 - This is where all the books about cartoons, comics, and animated films live. Be sure to check both Main Stacks and Oversize... we have lots of amazing Animation art books in the Oversize area!

NC1300-NC1762 - This area is where all the books on the history of animation/cartoons/comics live.

NC730-NC825 - These books are on drawing technique books such as human figure drawing, animal anatomy, environments, etc.

T385-T386 - These books focus on the technology side of digital art, including books on Photoshop and ZBrush.

TR897 - Books on 3D animation.

Many of the technology-focused books that are quickly outdated, like ones on Photoshop and ZBrush, are available as ebooks. Learn how to access those here.

If you're browsing the shelves in these areas, remember to look in both Main Stacks and Oversize books. And remember, you can always ask a librarian for help!



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