Coming soon: the iPad app version of Richard Williams’ indispensable The Animator’s Survival Kit. The publisher, Faber and Faber, hasn’t set a price or exact release date, but it’s being timed to roughly coincide 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.
UPDATE (4/18/2013): The Animator’s Survival Kit iPad app has been released!
Below are a couple stills from Circus Drawings, the new Richard Williams short that will be included on the app: