Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from the professionals. How should the drawings be arranged in relation to each other? How many are needed? How much space should be left between one group of drawings and the next? How long should each drawing, or group of drawings, remain on the screen to give the maximum dramatic effect? The art of timing is vital. Highly illustrated throughout, points made in the text are demonstrated with the help of numerous superb drawn examples. 'Timing for Animation' not only offers invaluable help to those who are learning the basis of animation techniques, but is also of great interest to anyone currently working in the field and is a vital source of reference for every animation studio. John Halas, known as the "father of animation" and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, produced over 2000 animations, including the legendary "Animal Farm" and the award winning "Dilemma". He was also the founder and president of the ASIFA and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies. Harold Whitaker is a professional animator and teacher. Some of his students are among some of the most outstanding animation artists of today. Benefit from the expertise of two internationally acclaimed animatorsAll you need to breathe life into your animation at your fingertipsComplete guide to timing for animation so you too can animate like the pros!Whitaker, Harold is the author of 'Timing for Animation' with ISBN 9780240513102 and ISBN 024051310X.