Sunday, July 12, 2009

Making and Selling a Short Film

Producing Independent 2D Character Animation:
Making and Selling a Short Film
Mark Simon | ISBN 0-240-80513-5 | PDF | 433 pgs | 38mb

If you have this book in your hands right now, there is a pretty good chance that you are thinking about making your own film. If you are feeling the urge to animate, do it. You should absolutely be making your own films. With advancements in technology, it is easier to make a film these days than it ever has been. Films are hard work, no doubt about that. You will put in long hours drawing thousands of
drawings, each one only slightly different from the one before, and you will draw many of those drawings over and over until you get them perfect. But when you finish, you’ll be a filmmaker! You’ll have a film.

If you make your own film, you will have a place in the pantheon of animation. And don’t forget, the industry moves forward through the work of independent animators as much as it depends on animated features, television series, and technological advancements. Even more importantly, after making a film, you’ll be a better animator. Once you’ve handled the entire process, you’ll be better at being a
member of an animation production crew, even if you have worked in animation for years. If you are just learning to animate, you won’t have to wonder about the mysteries of animation, or spend years trying to figure them out.


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