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 AdvancedActing Techniques

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

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

  • Understand the process of creating a living, breathing characteron the screen

  • Apply the Stanislavski system of acting to your characters

  • Transfer or use one or more advanced acting techniques in agiven animation

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

  • Create lip sync and facial performance for voiced characters

  • Implement advanced acting techniques selected specifically forCG characters

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

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