Action!
Acting Lessons for CG Animators
By John Kundert-Gibbs, Kristin Kundert-Gibbs
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 352

Create More Powerful, Compelling CG Characters Using Advanced Acting Techniques

If you want to breathe new life into your CG characters, you need to understand the actor's perspective. Within these pages, you'll discover how to apply expert acting techniques directly to your animation. From utilizing Commedia lazzi, to breathing in patterns that create emotion, to analyzing energy sources and blocks within the body, you'll dramatically increase your CG animator toolbox for developing a character. You'll then learn how to apply these acting secrets so your character really connects with the audience for a memorable performance.

  • Complement your technical knowledge with new insights into acting
  • Explore the foundations of animation

  • Understand the process of creating a living, breathing character on the screen

  • Apply the Stanislavski system of acting to your characters

  • Transfer or use one or more advanced acting techniques in a given animation

  • Use proven techniques to develop emotion, intent, and a through-line for your characters

  • Create lip sync and facial performance for voiced characters

  • Implement advanced acting techniques selected specifically for CG characters

The DVD features a unique collection of actors performing the techniques described in the book. It also includes animation examples and advanced character rigs, so you can start working on your animation skills immediately.

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