VanArts' Head of Animation and Dean of Faculty Wayne Gilbert has just published some new book releases, now available for iBooks and other digital book platform
Tooza in Betweenland is a fantasy adventure novel that began as a screenplay for an animated feature film. Wayne still has the film as a goal to be reached, with a production budget thanks to Gary Goldman from Sullivan/Bluth studios, and a CG model for test animation thanks to Frank Spalteholz and VanArts graduate Ghaydaa Saleem.
The other release is an iBook version of Wayne's popular book Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation, which is a required text for animation students at VanArts, and a very useful guide for other animators worldwide. It has been updated with new pages, drawings, and exercises, plus movie files of animation examples from the planning notes.
Additional book releases, including a childrens' book and more Tooza stories are underway.
Wayne Gilbert’s animation career spans 35 years; he has two Clio awards and has worked on productions ranging from commercials, television to feature films like Star Wars, Mummy 2 and award-winning video games. Wayne has worked for Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Electronic Arts where he worked as Senior Animation Director on the award-winning games Skate and Skate II.