Tonight I went to the Hannah MacLure Cinema for a talk on Animation Layout by Fraser MacLean. It was awesome!
I got his book ‘Setting the Scene- The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout’ and found it covered lots of areas that weren’t discussed in other books you would assume discuss cover layout. It’s something that’s overlooked in animation or not given enough credit and through this ignorance (Can we call it that?) modern day animators find it more difficult to design a coherent piece of story artwork due to the lack of knowledge in the specified area. Ah haaaa! It’s awesome & informative, covers lighting and perspective methods of filming from when animation began, to the present day.
The book’s filled with amazing artwork from Disney and Pixar archives (amongst others) with plenty of interesting facts, it’s amazing to peek at all the hidden artwork from the archives that you wouldn’t necessarily see other wise.
And to top it off, Fraser MacLean’s a lovely guy! …. And has a little stamp that he signs the books with. Nice touch. 🙂