Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

English | ISBN: 0815382006 | 2019 | 208 Pages | PDF | 10 MB


English | ISBN: 0815382006 | 2019 | 208 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
This book examines the life and animated art of the late Adam K. Beckett. Beckett is known for his six award-winning animations, made between the years 1972-1975, that were ground-breaking at the time and that continue to influence artists today. He is also recognized for his contributions to the first Star Wars movie, as he was head of the animation and rotoscoping area. Beckett was a shooting star during a critical time of change; an innovative genius as well as a unique and compelling character. His life and work illuminates significant social and cultural changes of that time: the emerging independent animation movement of the 1970s in the United States; the rebirth of the visual effects industry; the intersection of animation with newly developed video imaging and computer graphics; and the intense Cultural Revolution that occurred in the 1960s. Beckett’s work in animation and effects was pioneering. His premature death cemented his mythic reputation as a larger than life artist and personality.
Key Features:
A comprehensive biography of Adam Beckett, based on original research
Photographs of and drawings by Beckett that are not yet published or available
Critical look at his six primary films that include insight into his techniques and process
Insight into the re-emerging visual effects field, through Beckett’s work at Robert Abel and Associations and Industrial Light and Magic
The emergence of a “golden age” of independent animation in the United States
Key Features
A comprehensive biography of Adam Beckett, based on original research
Photographs of and drawings by Beckett that are not yet published or available
Critical look at his six primary films that include insight into his techniques and process
Insight into the re-emergin visual effects field, through Beckett’s work at Robert Abel and Associations and Industrial Light and Magic
The emergence of a “golden age” of independent animation in the United States

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