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The Josh Blog: Acting and Animation

The Josh Blog: Acting and Animation

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.

some more links for this topic

Animation Arena
Acting Reference via The Time Sheet
Jason Martinson comparison reel

more to follow soon

Jason Schleifer and Rigging for Animators

Jason Schleifer and Rigging for Animators

He is a great animator that also has extensive knowledge in rigging. Specifically rigging for animators! I know doesn’t that sound great! He has recently posted on his site shhhLIFE, about a new Automated version of the rigs that he developed . He explains why he supports this and I think it is a very selfless act on his part. He has a great DVD bundle found on his site under the STORE tab. You can also get the Animator Friendly Rigging Part 1 on the Autodesk site here. I have talked with many of my rigging friends and they all have said it is a great system. I myself have done some rigging and am planning on checking these out.

So cruise his site and enjoy what he has to offer in skill and knowledge of the process we all enjoy.
The drawing come courtesy of the Squeeze Studio site.