Focal Press is delighted–nay–elated to announce the publication of Directing for Animation, by Tony Bancroft.
We publish books on how to draw. We publish books on timing for animation. You’ve got books on how to rig, how to sculpt, how to make a stop motion animation, how to use Flash or Maya or Blender. What none of these books do is teach you about directing your own feature. A lot goes into directing a full-length animated feature, as I’m sure you know. And a lot isn’t taught in workshops or art programs. This book covers the things you didn’t learn in art school.
Tony Bancroft, director of Mulan, supervising animator on The Lion King and The Emperor’s New Groove, is here to show you the ropes on how to direct an animated film. He’ll show you how to navigate the murky waters of big time studios, how to develop stories that matter, and how to avoid pitfalls that can beset even the most well-meaning director.
One man’s word isn’t the end all be all though. So this book is packed with interviews with other animation directors featuring the likes of Pete Doctor (Up, Monsters, Inc.), Chris Wedge (Ice AgeRobots, Epic), Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2), Tim Miller (blur studios) and many more. This books is packed with industry insight and inspiration.
If you’re interested, you can go to Amazon, or you can click the cover below to buy direct.