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World-renowned animator and triple-Oscar-winner Richard Williams presents ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ for iPad.

Taking the globally bestselling Kit to a whole new dimension, this app provides the underlying principles that every animator needs. Aspiring or professional, digital, classical or stop motion, animators can now engage with Williams and his work like never before. Watch unreleased films or interact with over 100 animated examples — learn from the legend himself.

This free sample includes:
■ two full chapters from ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ — ‘More on Spacing’ and ‘Dialogue’
■ 14 animated examples from ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit Animated’ DVD box set, scrubbable frame-by-frame

What's New

Version 1.0.3

Adds support for 64 bit iPads which fixes a warning that some users would get when running the app.

Ratings and Reviews



Baring in mind the price point of the full version may seem a bit steep but compared to the basic cost of fees for a course at a university/art college (around £9k in the uk as of 2013) and the fact that of all the courses and final year film shows I go to, the sheer quality of teaching and method explained in this book/app this is an essential companion, if not better than some of the techniques tought throughout a three year course.

Having worked in the industry for a decade and a half, the 'real' book (The Animation Survival Kit) is a constant reference book but tihs app takes it to another level that the book could not with proper moving examples and wonderful introductory videos from the man himself. In fact I don't think I had ever read it cover to cover as I have with this app.

The 'app' is delightfully considered and constructed and a charm to read (despite Mr Williams tendency to (neccesarily) put down lazy working techniques such as - the horror- listening to music while you work!). The side-line elemnts of his experiences over the years in the studio systems is also a delight!

As I say, if you are interested and/or passionate about the process of animation this is the most amazing first step and regardless of your chosen technique (2d drawn, 3D stop motion or 3D computer - or even experimental) this will give you a MASSIVE advantage over your peers.

Equally if you happen to be a parent, grandparent or godparent to any child around the ages of 10 who is showing signs of interest in this field this is a totally awesome present.

All in all not just superb but unique and as rich as a seam of gold.


Faber and Faber
184.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton 2013


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