Treat yourself to the best of 2017—our top print & eBooks are just 14.99! Shop now >>

Software, Animation and the Moving Image

What's in the Box?

Authors: Wood, A.

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44885-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44884-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49660-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

Software, Animation and the Moving Image brings a unique perspective to the study of computer-generated animation by placing interviews undertaken with animators alongside an analysis of the user interface of animation software. Wood develops a novel framework for considering computer-generated images found in visual effects and animations.

About the authors

Aylish Wood is a Reader in Film Studies at the School of Arts, University of Kent, UK.

Reviews

"Wood's book is a very important contribution to our understanding of how digital animated images are created. Digital animated images are pervasive but much of the discourse around them centres on them as images, as represented spaces. In focusing on how the widely-used software Autodesk Maya is used to construct animated images, Wood takes us on a journey through 'more-than-representational space' to understand how the digital contours of contemporary moving image production are reshaping how we understand and relate to the world around us. The book synthesises compelling arguments from software studies and animation studies to reveal how users and producers make sense of what goes into the images. Here, then, excavating the operational logic of user interfaces is not some abstract and sterile exercise in coding, but a careful and detailed study of the interaction between the software and those using it. This is a really useful and readable intervention, drawing critically upon interviews with practitioners, 'how to' manuals, online tutorials and other paratextual elements of Maya's 'neighbourhood' the stuff that is usually taken-for-granted or overlooked. A critical production studies approach to animation software is long overdue and Wood's intriguing analysis is the first step down that road." - Paul Ward, Arts University, Bournemouth, UK


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44885-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44884-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49660-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software, Animation and the Moving Image
Book Subtitle
What's in the Box?
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44885-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137448859
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44884-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49660-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 127
Topics