Creating 3-D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking



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Academy Award-winning Aardman Studios in Bristol, England, one of the most successful and innovative animation studios in the world, shows you how to make your own 3-D animated film. This practical, fully illustrated step-by-step guide is the most complete book available on the subject. Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman, takes you through the 3-D animation process from model-making and planning sets to the nuts-and-bolts of editing and the addition of sound. Hundreds of animation examples, including some created specially for this book, cover such basic elements as cameras, lighting, and studio set-ups, simple forms of clay animation, special effects, and how to make believable movements and expressions.

Published in Great Britain under the title Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation.

This came from the library of Burny Mattinson (1935-2023), an animator, director, producer, and story artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, from 1953 until his death in 2023. Mattinson directed Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective. He was named a Disney Legend in 2008 and was the longest serving employee of The Walt Disney Company, with a career that spanned almost 70 years. His extensive library included numerous subjects and especially large collections of books on Disney, animation, and classic comic strips.


Peter Lord, Brian Sibley

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket
From the library of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson


Lord, Brian Sibley

Publishing Information

New York
1st American

Physical Description

10.2 inches
9.75 inches
192 pages
over 200 color illustrations