Useful Resources
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Books

Traditional Animation Books:
  • The Animator Survival Kit, Williams, Richard and Sutton, Imogen
  • Cartoon Animation (The Collector's Series) by Preston Blair
  • The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas
  • Understanding Animation by Paul Wells
  • Cracking Animation by Peter Lord and Brian Sibley
  • Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher
  • Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics by Maureen Furniss
  • Secrets of Oscar-winning Animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations by Olivier Cotte
  • Animation Now! (Taschen 25th Anniversary) by Julius Wiedemann

    Animation Principles:
  • Timing for Animation by Harold Whitaker and John Halas
  • Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films by Ed Hooks
  • Acting for Animators, Revised Edition: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation by Ed Hooks
  • Fundamentals of Animation by Paul Wells
  • Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators, Second Edition by Mike Mattesi

    Storytelling/Script Writing:
  • Animation: From Script to Screen by Shamus Culhane
  • The Human Figure in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge
  • Animals in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge
  • How to Write for Animation by Jeffrey Scott
  • Storytelling through Animation (Graphics) by Mike Wellins
  • Basics Animation: Scriptwriting (Basics Animation) by Paul Wells
  • Storytelling through Animation (Graphics) by Mike Wellins
  • Animation Writing and Development, : From Script Development to Pitch by Jean Ann Wright
  • Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

    Storyboarding:
  • Don Bluth's Art Of Storyboard by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
  • Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts by Nancy Beiman
  • Storyboards: Motion in Art, Second Edition by Mark Simon
  • Storyboarding 101: A Crash Course in Professional Storyboarding by James Fraioli
  • Exploring Storyboarding by Wendy Tumminello
  • The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation by John Hart
  • Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts by Nancy Beiman

  • Links to Useful Web Resources
    Animation Principles:

    Animation Arena
    Frank and Ollie's Animation Tips
    Principles of Animation
    Animation Meat - Nine Old Men
    Animation Related Websites:

    National Film Board of Canada Animations
    IotaCenter Abstract Animation and Music
    Animation World Network
    AniBoom

    Animation Vignettes

  • Europe vs Italy - Funny Animation by Bruno Bozzetto
  • 25 Ways to Quit Smoking by Bill Plympton
  • 25 Ways to Die
  • Bruno Bozzetto animation - Olympics

  • Metamorphosis Animations

  • Eric Anijam Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuainTEXog
  • Metamorphosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN3CrS0D2do&feature=related
  • Metamorphosis 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ4rYUppWUA
  • Animal Metamorphosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0yfeeipWxk
  • Mind Metamorphosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gz2UcClko
  • Metamorfozy by Lu-li and Yaseck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-9p5Y68k3c
  • moldvais http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5hIxWfxcJQ

  • Animation History Links

    Academy Award Winning Animation
    Animation Research Center
    Animation World Network
    Acne Filmworks
    ASIFA Animation Profiles
    Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA)
    The Big Cartoon Database
    J. Stuart Blackton
    British Film Institute
    The Brothers Quay
    Buy Indies
    Canadians in the Movies
    Canyon Cinema
    CGI Historical Timeline
    Disney's Animated Classics
    Paul Driessen
    Wired Animation Express
    Experimental Animation Films
    Facets Multimedia Animations
    Frank Film
    German Film Archive
    Stephan Gruber
    Harvard Film Archive
    Internet Movie Database
    Len Lye
    Looney Toons
    Magic Machines
    The Man Who Planted Trees
    National Film Board of Canada
    Norman McLaren Films
    Oskar Fischinger's Visual Music
    Joanna Priestly
    Spicy Cricket Animation
    Toon Zone
    Online Animations

  • Guard Dog by Bill Plympton http://youtube.com/watch?v=wFXdKiILQXo
  • In the Beginning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZYdQnzDZ3Q
  • Fantoche http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Jfcpa_x4Lg
  • Incubus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViCyI6dGYKk
  • Cat Man Do http://chillibean.net/perl/reels-10.0.pl?xhtml=62S390TK&T=WL
  • PSA - Global Warming Bears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK6KZE4gxa0
  • Game Over - stop motion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhbt9z4fkWo
  • Kiwi - BGSU Alumni http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs
  • Inner Life of a Cell - scientific visualization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxSLw1LMvgk
  • Locomotion - old CG animations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN0CO5Kzf78
  • Alien Song - lip synch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVa5xnLwTcE&mode=related&search=
  • Georges Schwizgebel - L'homme sans ombre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxip-PTlOcM
  • Hedgehug http://dekku.blogspot.com/2007/10/dan-pinto-hedgehug.html
  • The Ballad of Thaddeus Lowe http://www.myhero.com/myhero/go/filmfestival/viewfilm.asp?film=ballad%20thaddeus%20lowe&res=high
  • Paul Driessen - Oh What a Knight http://youtube.com/watch?v=GbYjp__XgBg
  • For the Birds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60dqkXzAyKc
  • The Chub Chubs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu8_JxwbL9I
  • Fallen Art http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX8sbNgEk4g
  • The Cathedral http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAqoNb9RGIM
  • Stop Motion Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9M4yGtRZf4
  • Amateur - Lasse Gjertsen http://youtube.com/watch?v=LVCb52iQrfo&feature=related
  • Hyperactive http://youtube.com/watch?v=JzqumbhfxRo
  • Tony vs. Paul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY

  • Great Animations

    Some Great Animations:
  • Father and Daughter - Michaël Dudok De Wit
  • The Mighty River - Frédréck Back
  • Britannia - Joanna Quinn
  • Potato Hunter - Timothy Hittle
  • The Creation - Joan Gratz
  • The Chub Chubs - Sony Imageworks
  • The Man Who Planted Trees - Frédríck Back
  • The Street - Caroline Leaf
  • Hillary (a British stop-motion short)
  • Lineage - George Griffin
  • Moon Breath Beat - Lisze Bechtold
  • Neighbors - Norman McLaren
  • Sleeping Betty - Sleeping Betty
  • Madame Tutli Putli - Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
  • Stephanie Maxwell - Runa's Spell
  • Furies - Sarah Petty
  • Balance - Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein
  • Rope Dance - Raimund Krumme
  • Frank Film - Frank Mouris
  • Jumping - Tezuka
  • Disconnected - Craig Welch
  • Street of Crocodiles - The Brothers Quay
  • Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor - Koji Yamamura
  • Disconnected - Craig Welch
  • How Wings are Attached to an Angel - Craig Welch
  • Welcome to Kentucky - Craig Welch

  • Free Audio

    Sound Effects
    (Make sure you download copyright/royalty-free audio ONLY)

    To download audio using IE: Find Audio file you want and hold down the Right mouse button over the link and Save Target As...

    www.freeaudioclips.com
    http://www.partnersinrhyme.com
    http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com
    http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/
    http://www.tintagel.net/resources/Multimedia/Audio/
    www.flashkit.com
    www.soundhunter.com/
    www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html
    www.videomaker.com/scripts/sfx_links.cfm
    www.findsounds.com/

    Pay for sounds:
    http://www.sounddogs.com
    www.soundamerica.com/
    www.sound-effects-library.com/