Best books for motion designers
50 essential books every graphic designer should read | Creative BoomGetting into motion design is a tough but rewarding choice. More digital designers understand that motion goes hand-in-hand with modern interface work. I organized this list of motion graphics books to help designers find the best resources to advance their knowledge. This collection is by far the most comprehensive without getting into unrelated territory, although not all of these books will prove useful. Figure out which type of animation you wanna do and focus in that area. Animated Storytelling by Liz Blazer is an excellent resource on general animation.
Our Motion Graphics book is an in-depth look at the production of impressive animations., For all the power and versatility that digital devices provide, there's really nothing like sitting down with a good book. While it's good to pick up bits and pieces of knowledge from blog posts and YouTube, only the printed form is able to set out everything you need to know on a particular subject in an organised and comprehensive way that ensure that nothing vital gets missed.
Motion Designers fall into a category of artist that is fairly new. We are a mash-up of other traditional roles such as : Designer, Animator, Illustrator, Film-Maker, etc Finding resources that are relevant to our highly specific job title is about veering into those other disciplines and pulling out the best. Ok, so this is actually two books, but it's absolutely worth owning both. Elemental Magic is from effects artist, and all around amazing guy, Joseph Gilland. For the motion designer who wants to improve their ability to create frame by frame effects such as fire, smoke, water, etc, this is the resource for you.