Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Revised Survival Kit

I got an email from Amazon, informing me that there is now an expanded edition of The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams. The cover is above and the contents for the additional material are below. If anyone has a copy of the revised edition, please leave your thoughts about the new material in the comments.


MikeBelanger said...

Expanded? I'd much prefer a condensed version.

The Labyrinth said...

the book is definately thicker. we got copies in at the shop. it comes with a dvd and seems to have a bit more on animal cycles and such.

since the price is the same, anyone that doesnt have a copy yet, would be better off with the new one.

labyrinth books

Michael J. Ruocco said...

I flipped through a copy of it at a local Barnes & Noble the other day. Like Dan said, there only seemed to be a bit more information on animal movement & several other miscellaneous bits here & there. The DVD included is a promotional piece advertising his DVD boxset, I got the same DVD when I met Dick at his show at the MOMA a while back.

I believe the purpose of the expanded edition was to include information that he included on the DVD's, but did not (or forgot to) include in the initial editions of the book. Unfortunately I did not really delve too far when I was at the store, so I'm not sure whether if it's worth replacing my old copy. But for those who haven't picked up the book yet, this one's definitely the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Technique over Content. That's Richard Williams. This book is good for the mechanical issues, but not very good for acting, or staging. It's a VERY over rated book, and I usually can tell the techies from the real animators by whether or not this book is on their desk.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great way to categorize people, Anonymous.