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Setting the Scene

The Art & Evolution of Animation Layout

9780811869874

Chronicle Books
Available: 11/02/11
11.5 x 9.75 · 270 pages
Ages 18 and up
9780811869874
CDN $85.00 · cl

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Fraser MacLean

The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this gorgeous, full-color volume. Animation fans and students can finally take a behind-the-scenes peek at the history of layout, the process by which artists plot scenes and stitch together the many elements of animated works. With in-depth text by veteran animator Fraser MacLean, this extraordinary book features previously unpublished art from major studios archives including Warner Bros., Pixar, Walt Disney, and more as well as interviews with some of the biggest names in animation and a foreword by Academy Award winning director Pete Docter. From the genre's earliest pioneers to the digital world of contemporary cinema, Setting the Scene provides an enchanting journey into the history of animation.

Fraser MacLean has worked for Passion Pictures, Cambridge Animation Systems, Telemagination, and Walt Disney Animation Studios, on such films as Space Jam and Tarzan . He currently runs Penciltown Animation and resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pete Docter is the Oscar-winning director of the celebrated Pixar films, Mosters, Inc. and Up .