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Description - Flash Cartoon Animation by Glenn Kirkpatrick

You want to make an animated film. You've got the idea. You've got Macromedia Flash. But where do you start? What's the best way to script your cartoon, how do you start animating with Flash, what do you really need to know in order to get your ideas out there, and make you famous? Who better to ask than two talented professionals, who've not only worked for Disney, but also run the hugely successful cult website - funnyazhell? Kevin Peaty and Glenn Kirkpatrick draw on their many years of studio experience and their knowledge of Flash to show you the best way to create great Flash cartoons that look as good as traditional animated films. This book follows the professional process, taking a creative idea from storyboard stage, through layout to publishing, via a detailed look at animation techniques, that will give you the kind of insight normally only gained from years spent in the industry. In depth and detailed, the book follows the production of a cartoon from inception to final output - looking at all the decisions and skills that have contributed to its appeal. Whether you're completely new to Flash, or are making your first steps into the world of Flash cartooning, this book will let you work alongside the professionals to make your own animated masterpiece. From the Publisher The book uses downloadable Flash files so that you can build your own movie, and has free online support, as well as community forums to help you immerse yourself in the world of Flash cartooning. As with all books from friends of ED - our support is fast, friendly and free. Even if our dedicated support team are unable to solve your problem immediately, your queries will be passed onto the people who put the book together, the editors and authors, to solve. All foED authors help with the support on their books, and will either directly mail people with answers, or (more usually) send their response to an editor to pass on. About the Author Kevin Peaty is currently Animation Director for Walt Disney Australia. Glenn Kirkpatrick has worked as a Disney animator, as well as being Animation Supervisor on the TV series 'Rugrats' and 'King of the Hill'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590592076
ISBN-10: 1590592077
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x mm)
Pages: 271
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Glenn Kirkpatrick

Glenn Kirkpatrick has worked for Hanna-Barbera and Disney in Australia and Japan, and was the animation and layout supervisor on the TV series "Rugrats" and "King of the Hill". Glenn formed Australia's premier Flash animation studio, Funnyazhell Animation, which produces high quality animations for the Web and broadcast television.