The evolution of animation

This is a set of links and info from Ian Failes (from befores & afters) for London College of Communication MA Visual Effects students.

Book recommendation

The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects, by Isaac V. Kerlow.

2D ANIMATION

A Brief History of Animation video essay

Disney’s Multi-Plane Camera

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Ray Harryhausen’s Dynamation approach

– A breakdown of how Dynamation worked.

Pinnochio behind the scenes

– befores & afters coverage of the film

EFFECTS ANIMATION

Ghostbusters II clip

Inside ILM’s animation department

COMPUTER ANIMATION

Ed Catmull and Fred Parke’s animated hand

– Computer History Museum oral history with Ed Catmull

The making of The Adventures of Andre and Wally B

– Very accessible history of Toy Story

Behind the scenes of The Abyss

Behind the scenes of Terminator 2

– befores & afters oral history

Behind the scenes of Jurassic Park

– Various coverage at befores & afters

MOTION CAPTURE

Total Recall doco

Move.ai markerless motion capture

Coverage at befores & afters

Avatar: The Way of Water behind the scenes

THE LATEST IN ANIMATION

Stylized animation

Corridor Digital AI experiments

Send Ian an email anytime: beforesandafters@gmail.com

Next time: The evolution of virtual production (online!)