Secrets of CG Short Filmmakers, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Jeremy Cantor
  • ISBN-10: 1435460464  |  ISBN-13: 9781435460461
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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Welcome to a fascinating excursion into the world of today's top CG short filmmakers. Featuring films that have captured the imaginations of viewers around the world, SECRETS OF CG SHORT FILMMAKERS opens up the creative process for you, delivering tips, tricks, anecdotes, and advice from the makers of today's award winning CG shorts. The filmmakers featured range from hobbyists and students to professionals working in studios of various sizes. Each chapter of the book takes an in-depth look at a specific film and includes: beautiful production imagery and screenshots from each film, the story behind each CG short--including budgets, schedules, production pipelines, software used, and awards won illuminating interviews with the films' creators, discussing their biographies, inspirations, concepts, tools, techniques, styles, goals, and artistic/technical challenges and solutions. The accompanying DVD includes a full-length version of each CG short covered in the book--fifteen in all. Whether you're a fan, a film student, a hobbyist, or an industry insider, you'll be inspired by SECRETS OF CG SHORT FILMMAKERS--a visually stunning and educational look at some of the world's best CG animated short films.

Features and Benefits

  • The author's unique approach to the topic of short films brings readers straight to the heart of the creative process as revealed by top filmmakers and students.
  • The text includes a comprehensive showcasing of films from filmmakers at a variety of industry levels, including award-winning student filmmakers.
  • The accompanying DVD includes a robust collection of short films from the filmmakers featured within the book.
  • The image-rich format of the book makes it appealing to filmmakers of all levels as well as fans of short films, including student filmmakers hoping to break into the industry.

Table of Contents

1. Fallen Art.
2. Burning Safari.
3. Defective Detective.
4. Doll Face.
5. Hezarfen.
6. Blind Spot.
7. Blip.
8. The Tale of How.
9. A Gentlemen's Duel.
10. The Backwater Gospel.
11. Frankie Rulez!!!
12. Meet Buck.
13. Elk Hair Caddis.
14. The Wonder Hospital.
15. Dragonboy.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeremy Cantor

Jeremy Cantor has nearly 20 years of experience as an animator, storyboard artist, rigger, and supervisor in the film and video game industries, having worked at various production houses, including Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Imageworks, Tippett Studio, Insomniac Games, and Sega of America. His film credits include Starship Troopers, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone, Transformers 2, Avatar, Super 8, and Rango. Video game credits include Full Spectrum Warrior, Ratchet: Deadlocked, Resistance: Fall of Man, and the original digital pet projects, Catz & Dogz. Jeremy has had three short films in touring animation festivals and has taught CG character animation classes at venues such as Calarts, Gnomon School of VFX, The Academy of Art University, M.I.T., and In 2011, Jeremy hung up his production hat and joined the computer animation department of Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida, as a full-time instructor.