Welcome to the Bloomsbury Companion Website for The Moving Image Workshop!

Please click on the links on the left to access the additional materials that you require.

If you need a fun, hands-on introduction to core animation techniques - then look no further! The Moving Image Workshop guides you through a wide range of practical projects, helping you establish and build skills in narrative animation, motion graphics and visual effects.

Each chapter begins by summarizing history and theory and connects them with current practice and applications - all beautifully illustrated with stills from classic commercial and independent films, as well as contemporary examples from student work. Having established this context, the remainder of the chapter walks you through the production of your own creative projects.

Topics covered include early animation technologies and techniques, scenes and staging, character animation, animated type, visual effects and motion graphics.

On this companion website you'll find dozens of sample files, alongside example animations and links to recommended software tutorials and artist websites, blogs and animation channels.


Click on the tabs on the left hand navigation to access a range of additional resources for each chapter, including:

  • Video links to the works mentioned
  • Links to artist websites, blogs and animation channels
  • Sample templates and example animations
  • Links to recommended software
  • Examples and documents relating to the Projects in each chapter