The Guerrilla Guide to Animation Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation: Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream seeks to teach those not able to afford animation training or who seek to find an alternate path.

Table of Contents

part I:  instructional section

Preface:  An Unlikely Journey into Animation    

Introduction to the Entire Book

Introduction to the Instructional Section

Chapter One:  What is Animation?       

Chapter Two:  Materials          

Chapter Three:  Basic Computer Knowledge   

Chapter Four:  What is an Adequate Computer Set Up?          

Chapter Five:  Animation Basics           

Chapter Six:  Animation Essentials        

Chapter Seven:  Animation Cheats       

Chapter Eight:  Storyboards/Layouts/Backgrounds       

Chapter Nine:  Storyboard/Layout and Background Cheats      

Chapter Ten:  Character and Story Cheats       

Chapter Eleven:  Effects           

Chapter Twelve:  Sound          

Chapter Thirteen:  Flash           

Chapter Fourteen:  After Effects           

Chapter Fifteen:  Work Habits 

Chapter Sixteen:  Motivation/Inspiration           


part II:  anecdotal section


Chapter Seventeen:  Boston 1986: The Evil Cat is Born

Chapter Eighteen:  New York 1987:  The Big Pond     

Chapter Nineteen:  Flashback to Age Nine       

Chapter Twenty:  Los Angeles/Hip Hop Toonz

Chapter Twenty-One:  Winter Blossoms Into Spring Into Summer        

Chapter Twenty Two:  A Vegetarian at McDonald's     

Chapter Twenty Three:  Sixty Five Hours Straight        

Chapter Twenty Four:  The Stone Stanley Era  

Chapter Twenty Five:  The Nirvana of Noggin  

Chapter Twenty Six:  A New Home for the Cat           

Chapter Twenty Seven:  The Cat, the Bat, the Owl and the Duck

Chapter Twenty Eight:  Cookies and Couch Stuffing     

Chapter Twenty Nine: Bruce Wayne, The Riddler and Catwoman        

Chapter Thirty:  Doing Time in Las Vegas        

Chapter Thirty-One:  Cheating Las Vegas        

Chapter Thirty Two:  Award Winning "Win For Life"    

Chapter Thirty Three:  The Punisher     

Chapter Thirty Four: All Up in My Grill

Chapter Thirty Five: The Sun   

Chapter Thirty Six: Sun Tzu Paraphrased         

Chapter Thirty Seven:  "In Her Shoes" 

Chapter Thirty Eight:  The Collapse      

Chapter Thirty Nine: A Post Script       

Chapter Forty:  If You Can't Bring the Mountain to

                                         Mohammed,  You're a WUSS!

Chapter Forty-One: Passing it On        


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