Buy this book. ON FILM-MAKING
If you are interested in making films, whether it's animation or some other form, this collection of Alexander Mackendrick's class notes is indispensable.
Sandy, "The Old Man" was a teacher of mine and one of the reasons I pursued storyboarding instead of animating as a career. And who knows probably, in a round about way led me here, to making my own film.
If you don't know Mackendrick's work then you have some movies to watch.
Start with MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
move on to THE LADY KILLERS
then SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
we'll talk after.