MA – March 31, 2010 — Michael Scaramozzino’s
new book, Creating
a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making of The Autiton Archives Fault
Effect – Pilot
Webisode, presents an insightful behind-the-scenes tour
of the entire production process for 3D artists, animators and
independent filmmakers who are interested in creating their own
CGI short films
as well as for those who are simply fans and enthusiasts of CGI
films in general.
Since this book presents detailed examples of every step of the
production process, from initial concept, through character design,
set design, modeling,
texturing, lighting, camera animation, character animation, lip
sync, rendering, post-production, compositing, all the way through
to film festival
submissions and online web distribution, it truly has something
to offer everyone interested in CGI films.
“Many 3D artists may have dreamed of creating their own CGI short
films as I had, and some of them may have even started such a project,
only to abandon it.” Scaramozzino says.
“I wrote Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short to
show other 3D artists how to bring their dream of creating a CGI
short to light, and help them actually get it done.”
Using readily available off-the-shelf
hardware and software such as modo, LightWave 3D, FPrime, HD
Instance, Shake, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand and more, Creating
a 3D Animated
CGI Short shows how to produce a complete 3D
animated CGI short, including how to fund the production by taking
on paid freelance projects
along the way.
Where other filmmaking books typically describe industry standard
methodologies that are most effective for larger productions,
Creating a 3D Animated CGI
Short shows how to dramatically simplify and condense those
processes down to the essential elements that will enable a single
filmmaker to complete a CGI short on their own.
It was previously was very difficult for an independent filmmaker to
distribute their films, but with recent developments such as broadband
Internet availability, digital media players
and personal DVD burners,
filmmaker can now distribute their films directly to the public
through multiple digital channels. Creating a 3D Animated CGI
how to capitalize
on these developments, by following the production of Fault
Effect™, the pilot webisode of The Autiton
Archives™, a series of 3D animated
CGI shorts to be distributed on the web & DVD.
The book includes a companion CD-ROM, which contains full-color versions
of the many images used throughout the book, numerous animation
tests created during the production process, a full version of
the completed pilot Fault
Effect from The Autiton Archives Web series, and a full version
of Michael Scaramozzino’s previous award-winning 3D animated CGI short
About the Author – Michael Scaramozzino
Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making of The Autiton Archives
Fault Effect – Pilot Webisode (9780763782641, Jones & Bartlett
Publishers, Paperback, 536 pp, 9.1"x7.3", US List Price: $49.95)
is available online at Amazon.com (where it hit #1 in the CGI
category shortly after its release) with a direct link through The
Autiton Archives series
Web site at the following URL: www.TheAutitonArchives.com/book.html
As an early computer graphics pioneer with
a dual background in both the art and science of computer
graphics, Michael Scaramozzino taught students how to use
the original Macintosh 128K computer.
Since founding DreamLight®, an award-winning interactive multimedia
in 1987, his work has won awards
in a wide range of computer graphics fields including digital
design, 2D PostScript illustration, interactive multimedia,
3D illustration and 3D animation, and has been widely published
in books, magazines international exhibits and film festivals.
Michael continues to run DreamLight where he is currently
producing The Autiton Archives 3D animated CGI Web series.
Author: Michael Scaramozzino, President/Creative Director, DreamLight,
Info@DreamLight.com – (978)
NOTE TO EDITORS: High res versions of the above
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High Resolution image of the book & CD-ROM
High Resolution image of the author
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