Creating Characters with Personality

From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken.

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780399578731

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Character Mentor

Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama.

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136147418

Category: Computers

Page: 180

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You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language reveals even more. Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. Author Tom Bancroft addresses each topic with clear, concise prose, and then shows you what he really means through commenting on and redrawing artwork from a variety of student "apprentices." His assignments allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis. Character Mentor is an apprenticeship in a book. Professional artists from a variety of media offer their experience through additional commentary. These include Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Terry Dodson (X-Men), Bobby Rubio (Pixar), Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Spiderman animated), and more. With a foreword by comicbook artist Adam Hughes, who has produced work for DC, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, and other companies.

Characters in Fictional Worlds

Austin 2009. Bancroft, Tom: Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games and Graphic Novels. New York 2006. Eisner, Will: Comics and Sequential Art. Tamarac, FL 1985. Gopnik, Alison: The Philosophical Baby: ...

Author: Jens Eder

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110232417

Category: Social Science

Page: 596

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Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys todays diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet."

Acting and Character Animation

Visible Man and The Spirit of Film. Edited by Erica Carter, translated by Rodney Livingstone. New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2010. Tom Bancroft, Creating Characters with Personality. For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games and Graphic Novels.

Author: Rolf Giesen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351651073

Category: Computers

Page: 387

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Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from the late Ray Harryhausen, Jim Danforth, Joe Letteri, and Bruno Bozzetto, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.

Smart Graphics

Eisner, W.: Graphic Storytelling: The Definitive Guide to Composing a Visual Narrative. North Light Books (2001) Bancroft, T.: Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels.

Author: Lutz Dickmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642225703

Category: Art

Page: 203

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2011, held in Bremen, Germany, in July 2011. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 12 short papers and 4 systems demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions covering a wide range of topics including view and camera control; three-dimensional modeling; visual information encoding; video projection; information visualization; interaction techniques; visual communication; and graphics and audio.

Ideas for the Animated Short with DVD

Tom Bancroft, Creating Characters with Personality For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games and Graphic Novels 2. Marc McCutcheon, Building Believable Characters 3. John Alton, Painting with Light 4. Patti Bellantoni, If It's Purple, ...

Author: Karen Sullivan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136142062

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Build your skills in the development of story ideas that will command an audience for your 2-5 minute animated short. Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion DVD includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With Ideas for the Animated Short you'll learn about: Story Background and Theory * Building Better Content * Acting: Exploring the Human Condition * Building Character and Location * Building Story * Dialogue * Storyboarding * Staging

Producing Animation

... 2010 Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games and Graphic Novels Tom Bancroft New York: Watson-Guptill, 2006 Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Fifth Edition: High ImpactAnimation for ...

Author: Catherine Winder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136136054

Category: Art

Page: 353

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You have a useful library of books covering the tools, techniques and aesthetics of animation, but you've been asked to put your production and creative skills to the test to produce a theatrical feature film or to deliver 52 episodes of a television series with only 18 months in the schedule. Producing Animation is your answer. Written by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi and edited by Tracey Miller-Zarneke, Producing Animation is a comprehensive guide to the production industry. Already a relied upon resource by professionals and students alike, this book covers the process from script to screen while defining the role of the producer at each phase. The second edition features new content such as sidebars on key topics from industry experts, discussions on CG, 2D and stereoscopic production processes, and an overview on marketing and distributing your project. The companion website provides access to sample tables, templates and workflow outlines for CG and 2D animation production.

Ferguson Career Coach

Game Development Bancroft, Tom. Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006. Darby, Jason. Going to War: Creating Computer Wargames.

Author: Shelly Field

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438120584

Category: Computer industry

Page: 279

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Offers advice on obtaining a job in the computer industry and nurturing a successful career.

Animation

Bancroft, Tom (2006), “Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels”, Watson-Guptill, New York City. Building on that: Bancroft, Tom (2012), “Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use ...

Author: Hannes Rall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351701945

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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This book explains the creation of animation from concept to production. Instead of focusing on singular aspects of animation production, talented animators can learn to make better films by understanding the process as a whole. Veteran independent filmmaker Hannes Rall teaches you how to develop an animation project from the very start of conceptual exploration though to completed production. Subjects like script, storyboarding, character and production design illuminate the pre-production process; later chapters explain the production process applied to different animation techniques like 2D animation, 3D computer animation and stop motion. This book is just the right mix of practical advice, lavish illustrations, and industry case studies to give you everything you need to start creating animation today. Key Features Learn the concepts of film animation production from an expert instructor Interviews with legends Andreas Deja, Hans Bacher and Volker Engel Robust coverage of the pre-production process, from script to storyboarding and visual development Includes a glossary and further reading recommendations

E Learning E Education and Online Training

Adamo-Villani, N., Wilbur, R.: Two novel technologies for accessible math and science education. ... UK (2011) Bancroft, T.: Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels.

Author: Giovanni Vincenti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319288833

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training, eLEOT 2015, held in Novedrate, Italy, in September 2015. The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. They focus on e-learning and distance education in science, technology, engineering and math.