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Richard Williams: Master of Animation

Take an exciting visual tour through Richard Williams’s career and experience his master class approach to the art of animation through this dynamic exhibition.

Twelve unique zones, accompanied by matching chapters from Richard Williams’s new iPad App, show aspiring animators and pros alike how to direct animation, and how Williams approaches character movement, dialogue, animal action and more.

Richard Williams

Based in part on his definitive book and DVD set, The Animator’s Survival Kit, the exhibition includes approximately 80 original works of art on loan from Williams’s studio in the U.K. These drawings and the accompanying App chapter for each section allow visitors to dive deep into the challenges faced by animators at each stage of character development and storytelling. Clips from Williams’s films, accompanied by video interviews of the artist discussing his process, will be seen on monitors in the gallery.

The exhibition showcases pieces from his Oscar-winning visual effects work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and the animated short film “A Christmas Carol.” Other films represented include “The Thief and the Cobbler,” “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” and “The Little Island.” Sketches from Williams’s most recently completed short, “Circus Drawings,” and his trailer for the 2010 Pordenone Silent Film Festival are also included.


Viewing Information

October 4 through December 22, 2013
The Gallery will be closed December 17th and December 18th.

The Academy Grand Lobby Gallery
Tuesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends, noon to 6 p.m.

Free admission.

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