Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene


By (author) Fraser Maclean, Foreword by Pete Docter

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 286mm x 28mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0811869873
  • ISBN 13: 9780811869874
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 103,242

Product description

The first of its kind, this comprehensive look at the art of 'Animation Layout' takes readers on a tour through this essential and beautiful, but often forgotten, art form, from animation's earliest pioneers through to the digital world of video games and contemporary cinema. It features never-before-seen art from major studios' archives and interviews with the biggest names in animation.

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Author information

Fraser MacLean started work in film as a live action film editor, and began his career with animation with his work on WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988). He has worked for Passion Pictures, Cambridge Animation Systems, Telemagination, and Disney and on such films as SPACE JAM and Disney's TARZAN. He currently resides in Edinburgh, and runs the company Penciltown Animation.

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"a beautiful...stunningly attractive book...wonderful and heavily researched with an enormous number of illustrated examples." - Michael Sporn Animation Splog