When The Prince of Egypt came out in 1998, it featured some spectacular visual effects ever used in animation. In this book, it shows the art and research done for the movie.
It includes set paintings, storyboards and character designs. The production design is excellent. The mood of old Egypt is recreated perfectly with the amazing use of lighting and restricted colour palette.
The text throughout explain the process of making the animation. For example, it talks about the difficulty in portraying Moses, on how costumes had to be designed to look Egyptian, on looking for the right actors for voice acting and more.
At the back of the book is the summary on all areas of production. It includes, the story structure, design, layout, voices, animation, backgrounds, music and effects.
This is a great art book.
Some of the artists involved:
Mike Ploog (wiki)
Carlos Grangel (wiki)
Simon Wells (wiki)
Guillaume Bonamy (blog)
Alexandre Puvilland (blog)
Mick De Falco
Hani D. El-Masri
Ronnie Del Carmen
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