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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 17 

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Scanning

Scanning for modern animators is as important as the animation stand (or rostrum camera in the United Kingdom) was for traditional cell animators. Without either of these essential elements of technology, animators would just not be able to get their drawings up onto the screen.

The animation stand was a huge, precision-made piece of equipment that comprised of a camera tabletop containing both top and bottom panning peg bars, two enormous vertical columns, and a full, movie-standard camera that would rise up and down the columns to film the artwork on the animation table using a whole range of different field sizes. ...

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