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New Book Helps Animators Put Some Flash Into Their Work

Macromedia Flash is the standard for Web animation. But as more and more animators are discovering, it can also be used to produce animations for television efficiently, inexpensively and without compromising quality. In the new book FLASH MX -- DESIGN FOR TV AND VIDEO, authors Janet Galore and Todd Kelsey focus on the evolution of Macromedias Flash from a fairly simple Internet animation tool to the sophisticated program that is currently being used for high-end television broadcast. This guide shows how to get broadcast-quality results with Flash, whether youre a Flash veteran or a traditional animator who wants to explore the possibilities of Flash. From broadcast production basics to sound, applied animation technique. The book also includes behind-the-scenes interviews with various animation and Internet studios that have been major contributors in the field of Flash animation. Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is highlighted as a leader in high-end Flash production, both for Internet and television applications and for combining the strong fundamentals and techniques of traditional animation to Flash. Featured Atomic Flash content includes DOG IN A BOX WITH 2 WHEELS, DIRTY LIL BASTER and ATOMIC BETTY. FLASH MX -- DESIGN FOR TV AND VIDEO is published by Wiley Publishing ( ISBN 0-7645-3681-8.