Sunday, April 15, 2007


To start with i would like to list a few books which i feel should be there in every animators desk.

The Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams
The Illusion of life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation by Wayne Gilbert
Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
Acting for Animators by Ed hooks
Stop Staring by Jason Osipa
An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski

These are not the only books that are available to learn animation.But these are the ones that I've read and would like to recommend for others.I've numbered them just to help beginners make a choice.But that doesn't mean you can corner your "Survival Kit" once you've read it fully because there are some really good animators who have read these books again and again.The reason is.. they read it every time with a different level of understanding and knowledge which pushes them to the next level.I know if you've reached this far... your quite bored already.I'd like to end with a note that it does no harm to read Stanislavski's while your still going through your Survival kit. But its always best to lay a strong foundation and then slowly climb up the ladder.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Hi guys,
As i'm new to blogging and dont have many readers i'm kinda confused where should i start with.I know i should start with a trick or a tutorial to pump up the traffic to my blog.But i've decided to be a bit organised and not to get carried away which happens often with me.So i thought posting a small introduction about myself and how i got into this industry would be a good place to start with.
But all you ANIMATORS don't get bored i'm working on something to post for you guys.You know.. its hard to strike a balance between production work and personal work.All professional animators reading this post(if there are any) would be shouting right now "Thats how an Animators life is..." But of course we do enjoy this.Its fun to be an animator.... and being paid for that???!!! Is awesome.. isn't it??

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Tadaa... My First Post

Hi Guys,
This being my first post i would like to start with something which i'm eagerly waiting for...
I'm planning to post something useful for my fellow animators.. So pls do check in later...