Hello everyone! My first post here...
I've been drawing cartoons my whole life and recently decided to begin animation. Can you recommend a place to shop for animation supplies that are reasonably priced? What should I expect to pay for an animation disk? And paper and cells that have registration holes punched in?
Also, can you recommend any great instruction books? Every animation book I find in local stores seems directed at children, chock full of basic info that I already learned twenty years ago.
You can try these guys too. I have found their prices much better than most places... I was unaware that they serve the international market. Thought they just sold to us Canucks, but alas, I was wrong...
"Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard" - Paul Simon
Flamdoodle Animation LLC has three (3) gently used animation discs that we are selling!
They are http://www.cartooncolor.com/12-field-acrylic-animation-disc/ which retail for $300.
Ours are $190 ea.! Save a hundred bucks!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the well-known material like the Animator's Survival Kit. Each time I read it I think I know what's going on and then realize after -doing- the work, I'll have had some sort of beneficial experience along the way that there's a tip or trick in that book that takes on a new light and actual meaning to me as far as improving my work.
There's a lot of unique and sage advice outside of books, that you'd get from education or mentorship or something as simple as people in forums like this helping out on a per-question or peer review basis...The other 95% is what you pick up through practice and experimentation.
Hi Deeper and welcome to the AWN Forums.
You can try http://www.cartooncolour.com/ for animation supplies. Most of the animaiton disks are all about the same price. If you want a good deal, look for people selling used disks.
As for books, I like The Animator's Workbook by Tony White, Cartoon Animaton by Preston Blair, as well as the Animator's Survival Kit that Scattered mentioned.
...we must all face a choice, between what is right... and what is easy."
You got a lot covered with these books there.
John K's blog is incredibly inspiring as well.
Definitely worth reading. I wouldn't be surprised if he put these articles together into a book sometime, because there is A LOT of amazing stuff in there.
But careful. He is one bitter guy.
www.cartoonsupplies.com has good stuff as well and a few different disk solutions. He also sells three hole punch style pegs so you can use a regular punch and regular copy paper.
There's a little biker in all of us...
Wow! Thank you all very much for the great info!
just found via Google Alert: nice animation disc for $265!!!!
"Both models, the 12/16 field combo and the 16 field only, are priced at $265.00 each."
Google Alert helps me find oodles of other hard to find stuff i need! ^_^ just go and make a google account. i think easiest way is via gmail, cuz that's how they notify u of what they find.