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.