Make your own anime with this unique introductory guide to Japanese animation.
You'll learn every stage of the animation process from scripting and storyboarding to preparing and distributing your film.
Everything is clearly explained with step-by-step tutorials and packed with color screengrabs, stills and artwork illustrating every technique and process, including: hand-painting characters and backgrounds on to separate cel layers; working with 3D graphics; using digital pen-and-tone techniques.
Apply the core style elements and visual language of anime to your own work and learn to: simplify characters without losing their impact; create exaggerated facial expressions; use shadows and shading for dramatic effects; and add lip syncing and speed lines to convey movement.
Every stage of the animation process is explained from scripting and storyboarding to preparing and distributing your movie.
Richly illustrated in color, the step-by-step tutorials show you how to hand paint characters and backgrounds onto separate cel layers, use digital pen-and-tone techniques and work with 3D graphics. You'll master the core style elements and visual language of anime and create exaggerated facial expressions and use shadows and shading for dramatic effects.