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The Illusion of Life Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas
Introduction to Perspective Ray Smith 
Drawing Figures Ray Smith 
Anatomy Step by Step Emmet Alvin 
Digital Lighting and Rendering Jeremy Birns
Digital Texturing and Painting Owen Demers
Timing for Animation Whitaker & Halas
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Betty Edwards
The Animators Survival Kit Richard Williams
The Animation Book Kit Laybourne
The Animator’s Workbook Tony White
Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films Ed Hooks
Animation: From Script to Screen Samus Culhane
Cartoon Animation Preston Blair
Digital Character Animation George Maestri
Digital Character Animation 2 Vol 1 George Maestri
Digital Character Animation 2 Vol 2 George Maestri
Digital Character Animation 3 George Maestri
Chuck Amuk – The Life and Times
of an Animated Cartoonist
Chuck Jones
Muybridge’s Complete Human and Animal Locomotion
New Vol 1 (Re-print of original vol 1-4)
Eadweard Muybridge
Muybridge’s Complete Human and Animal Locomotion
(Re-print of original vol 5-8)
Eadweard Muybridge
Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing Mike Matessi
The Film Sense Serge Eisenstein
The Portable Film School DB Giles
Film Directing: Shot by Shot:
Visualising from Concept to Screen
Steven Katz
Industrial Light & Magic: Into the Digital Realm Mark Cotta Vaz
Industrial Light & Magic-the Art of Special Effects Thomas G. Smith
The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures Jeffrey A. Okun, Susan Zwerman
From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives Mark Cotta Vaz, Shinji Hata
The Art of Animation Production Management Ranjit Singh 😉


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