Still flailing around for holiday gift ideas for that special person in your life who genuflects at the temple of the animation industry? Flail no more, your holiday gift holy grail may have arrived with the publication of “The CG Story: Computer Generated Animation and Special Effects” by Christopher Finch. The 368-page book [yes, book, you remember those….] details the groundbreaking effects and history of computer generated animation, its effect on the film industry with a special focus on 1995’s “Toy Story” – the first feature film exclusively using CG technology.
“The CG Story: Computer Generated Animation and Special Effects” is currently available at the Monacelli Press website for 75 American dollars for the large format hardcover edition.