The famous “The Animator’s Survival Kit” written by Richard Williams is coming soon to the iPad. The price and exact date of release have not yet been determined, but the publisher, Faber and Faber, has indicated that it will be roughly timed with Williams’ 80th birthday next month.
Key Features of the app will include:
- The entirety of The Animator’s Survival Kit Expanded Edition, optimized for the iPad.
- Over 100 animated examples from The Animator’s Survival Kit Animated DVD box set.
- Previously unreleased Circus Drawings animation from Richard Williams
- Silent Film Logo for the Pordenone Silent Film Festival.
- New video introductions by Richard Williams.
- Sensitive navigation, fading gracefully away when not needed, allowing users to focus on the lessons at hand.
- Break down and watch the animated examples frame-by-frame to see how they’re put together.
- Onion skin some animated examples to see the preceding and following frames.
Here’s a couple stills from the Circus Drawings short that will be included in the app: