"As much a testament to the art of the book as the art of animation, ""The Art and Making of Monster House"" is presented in lavish four-color throughout, with highlights of some of the film's most astonishing features including 3-D art, gatefolds and die-cut overlays of the five stages of computer generated ""motion capture"" technology.
From the Publisher:
In the grand tradition of showcasing the artistry behind the making of great films, The Art and Making of Monster House is presented in lavish four-color throughout, with highlights of some of the film's most astonishing features. The book includes 3-D art, gatefolds, and die-cut overlays of all stages of production. It also includes numerous removable elements in envelopes that open and close, cards, and a movie poster.
Monster House marks the directorial debut of Gil Kenan, who is living every young director's dream, hand-picked by the film's executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg to create this groundbreaking film. This latest release from Columbia Pictures and ImageMovers features the innovative, cutting-edge technology of ""performance-driven"" animation developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks and first introduced in the film The Polar Express.
Monster House is an exciting thrill-ride tale about three children who must do battle with a mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path. Standouts in the cast include Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Heder, Jason Lee, Kevin James, Catherine O'Hara, Kathleen Turner, and Fred Willard.
Robert Zemeckis is the Academy Award-winning director of Forrest Gump and a pioneer in the innovative use of special effects combining live-action seamlessly with traditional animation. Zemeckis is also the director of The Polar Express and the forthcoming Beowulf.
Gil Kenan is a 2002 MFA graduate from the UCLA Scholl of Theater, Film, and Television.
Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc., is an Academy Award-winning state-of-the-art visual effects and character animation company dedicated to the art and artistry of digital production and character creation. Recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Imageworks has been nominated for its work on Spider-Man, Hollow Man, Stuart Little, Starship Troopers, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
About the Author:
J.W. Rinzler is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and a senior editor at Lucasfilm Ltd."