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Apr 15

Resource: The Animators Survival Kit – Book

It can be easily argued by industry professionals that you are not even able to be serious about becoming an animator until you possess a copy of The Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams.  This book is the definitive resource on animation, straight from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  Cover to cover, this bible contains invaluable images and information that have, over many years, become recognized as the artistic, and even somewhat scientific, truths of creating great animation. Whether you are trying to emulate classic Disney work, doing stop motion, or you are creating character animations for video games, this book should be at your disposal.

The Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams

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Jan 20

Resource: The Visual Effects Producer – Book

From pre-production to final delivery, “The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX“ is a complete guide to VFX production, providing insight on VFX management and common situations people have to deal with when working in VFX; such as pre-production planning, production scheduling, the VFX bidding process, working with miniatures, working on-set/off-set/overseas and dealing adjustments to workflow or unexpected changes in post-production.

The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX
written by Charles Finance & Susan Zwerman

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Jan 19

Resource: VFX & CG Survival Guide for Producers and Film makers – Book

If you want to better understand how best to plan a VFX workflow, this book is probably for you. It covers all the main topics you need to understand during a production, and written in a clear and concise way. The VFX and CG Survival Guide for Producers and Film makers presents directors, producers and even aspiring artists with a deeper understanding of all the steps it takes to create VFX from an experienced artist’s perspective, and more importantly, how to intervene in that process to make a VFX pipeline flow more effectively.

VFX & CG Survival Guide for Producers and Film makers (VFX and CG Survival Guides) by Farhan Qureshi

Kindle Edition

Paperback Edition

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Jan 19

Resource: The VES Handbook of Visual Effects – Book

With information form very successful people in the entertainment industry, this very authoritative book from the Visual Effects Society covers several invaluable techniques, lessons and solutions all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors need to know about things like pre-production, character creation, digital compositing, stereoscopic film-making, color management and post-production.

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures

 

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Sep 14

Resource: Game Dev Gigs – Website

306859_171398366273334_576808991_nGameDevGigs.com is a job search website that is very similar to VFXJobHunt.com, but with a much stronger focus on jobs related to game and simulation industries.  If you are a 3d artist who’s work shows more of an interest in video games than film or TV; or if  you like to code and always thought about trying that out for a career, then  Game Dev Gigs might be for you.

www.GameDevGigs.com

@GameDevGigs on Twitter

 

 

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Sep 13

Resource: A Shot in the Dark – Book

A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget shows that good lighting doesn’t always require the most expensive or complex Hollywood equipment. According to the author, a little creativity, ingenuity, and elbow grease are all you need to create your own lighting arsenal to handle a multitude of situations. This book shows do-it-yourself types how to create their own equipment and how to really use it.

A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget
by Jay Holben

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Sep 10

Resource: The Recruiting Snitch – Book

The Recruiting Snitch: Recruiting secrets to help land your dream job” is packed with secrets to guide you through the interview process, outshine the other candidates and side-step many of the pitfalls of dealing with recruiters. Not only does the author provide her own knowledge and advice but she has the opinions of 101 other recruiters in the United States to support her.

The Recruiting Snitch: Recruiting secrets to help land your dream job by Alysse Metzler

 

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Sep 10

Resource: The Insider’s Guide to Starting a Career in Visual Effects – Ebook

The Insider’s Guide to Starting a Career in Visual Effects” is an authoritative guide for landing a job in the feature film visual effects field.  Written for outsiders who have an interest in visual effects, this book offers an introduction to the landscape of the industry, expectations for those who want to start a career in it, and the steps necessary to gain employment.

The Insider’s Guide to Starting a Career in Visual Effects
by Timothy Gibbons

 

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