“Animating a Basic Acting Shot”



Animating a Basic Acting Shot: A Video Lecture/Demo

In this re-released 3-hour video lecture/demo, follow feature film animator, Ken Fountain (Monsters Vs. Aliens, Megamind, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss In Boots) through his process of analyzing and animating a simple, clear and appealing acting performance.

With a presentation geared toward the more advanced animator looking to create a great test shot for their demo reel, Ken let’s you look over his shoulder as he chooses audio, examines the character’s “subtext,” plans his staging, breaks down video reference, works out timing and “attitude” through thumbnailing, uses detailed blocking to define clear acting beats, controls and shapes the scene’s “phrasing,” adds texture to enhance the energy, sculpts the lipsync, and brings a shot to a polished final.

This is a very big file download (2.1 GB). Be sure you have a reliable internet connection.

Released: 2011

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