Found this great post over at The Josh Blog about Animation and Acting. He talks about internalizing with the characters that he is animating and has a review about some acting DVD’s. He really goes into what bringing a lifeless character to life is all about. At first, as we are learning, we try to find the best poses to convey the acting and then try to layer in the little nuances that characters have in real life to give them that feeling that they are real. Josh talks about thinking further than just your poses.
Every body know about Jeff Gabor’s comparison reels from Horton and Ice Age. He shows a good look at trying to get into the character head.
Head on over to Josh’s Blog and check out the post on Acting and Animation…some great food for thought.
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Haven’t done a highlight in a bit so wanted to point you to Jason Martinsen’s site. He’s worked at quite a few studios and has done some great work on films @ BlueSky, ILM, Double Negative and even Naughty Dog the great game studio that brought you Uncharted. Under his animation tab he has generously put together a Reference Comparison showing his refVid and the shots he used them on…Great Breakdown!!