Character Animation Crash Course! is a veritable Genies lamp stuffed with everything the aspiring animator could wish for! Renowned animator Eric Goldbergs detailed text and drawings illuminate how to conceive characters "from the inside out to create strong personalities. Classic animation techniques are analyzed and brought to life through this unique book and its accompanying website companion that offers readers animated movie examples that show, in real time or frame-by-frame, the authors principles at work. Add to this Goldbergs discussions of classic cartoons and his witty, informative observations based on the wealth of knowledge hes gained during his 30-plus years in professional animation, and you have a tour-de-force guide to character animation with the classic touch.
Eric Goldberg, a veteran director, designer, and animator, has worked extensively in Hollywood, New York, and London, creating feature films, commercials, title sequences, and television specials. He is equally at home with traditional hand-drawn animation and the most up-to-date computer animation, and has pioneered ground-breaking techniques in both worlds. Goldberg is currently the Supervising Animator of the character, "Louis", on Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess and the Frog, scheduled for a 2009 release.