Elemental Magic, Volume II : The Technique of Special Effects Animation, Paperback Book


Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland.

Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II, breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires.

He also breaks down the process of effects "clean-up," as well as timing and frame rates.

The companion website includes real-time footage of the author lecturing as he animates the drawings from the book.

In these videos, he elucidates the entire process from blank page to final animation.

See it all come to life like never before. Throughout the book, Joseph refers to and includes examples from his own professional work from feature films such as Lilo & Stitch and Tarzan.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Digital animation
  • ISBN: 9780240814797



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