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Focal Press is proud to announce the publication of Tony White’s new book, The Animator’s Notebook.

  • Look into the private notebook of a master animator
  • Learn essential classical techniques in this beautiful handbook
  • Visit the website ( to see the book’s principles in action

Apprentice yourself to a master of classical animation techniques with this beautiful handbook of insider tips and techniques. Apply age-old techniques to create flawless animations, whether you’re working with pencil and animation paper or a 3D application. Author Tony White starts with the basics, and expands his discussion to more advanced topics, like how to animate quadrupeds, working with fluidity and flexibility, and dialogue. White brings years of production experience and even more time as an instructor to the book, ensuring that his Animator’s Notebook will serve as your mentor in a book. The art from the book comes to life in the clips available on the book’s web site.

Praise for The Animator’s Notebook

“Tony lays out the nuts and bolts of the craft in one of the most readable, accessible, and smart books on movement and animation that I’ve seen in a long while.”  —Don Hahn, producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, et al.)

“Presented as an intimate personal set of reminders in a lifelong animator’s scrapbook, The Animator’s Notebook will be essential reading for all animators.”  —Tomm Moore, co-founder, Cartoon Saloon, and director of Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells

“Kudos to Tony White! He has done an exemplary job of analyzing and explaining the core principles of animated movement.”   —Ruben Aquino, supervising animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios (The Little Mermaid (Ursula), The Lion King (Adult Simba))

The Animator’s Notebook is part of the Focal Press Animation Masters series.

Learn from the Animation Masters.

Apply years of animation expertise to your own projects.  Become a part of the new generation shaping the future of the art form.

Posted by Lauren, editorial project manager at Focal Press. Follow me on Twitter @FocaLauren.

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  •    Elmo said on May 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Stop animation is a prcjeot I keep meaning to do with my students. I think stop animation would be great for animating energy pie (or bar) charts over time, animating static electricity demos, circuits, and wave phenomena.Thank you for mentioning Helium Frog. I am familiar with . I was creately specifically for students to use in the classroom. It used to be free (plus they had a web-based option with no download), but now it’s download only for a small fee.Dale Baseler did some with his students a few years ago.Thanks for sharing!

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