“Breakdowns & Body Forces” (pt. 2 of 3)

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Breakdowns & Body Forces:
Using Energy and Muscle Tension to Tell Your Character’s Story

In this 90-min video (part 2 of the “Attitudes & Acting Beats” series) Ken begins with his previously blocked shot and proceeds to breakdown the energy and muscle tension to convey believable weight and emotion.  See how carefully chosen holds and overlapping action can create engaging rhythm, and how offsetting and sculpting your curves can enhance both the “functional mechanics” and the “storytelling mechanics”.

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Who are these tutorial videos for?

The “Attitudes & Acting Beats” series is for the student to professional animator, who is looking for new ways to enhance their animated acting performances, and for new approaches to their creative and technical workflow.

Parts 1 through 3 are a detailed walkthrough of the production of a single shot.  While each video can be valuable as a stand-alone lesson, it is best to view them in sequence as a series. 

Released: 2013

3 reviews for “Breakdowns & Body Forces” (pt. 2 of 3)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I work in Blender because Maya is too expensive for me, but this course is great and all lessons can be used in any software. You will learn a lot about all animation details. I recomend the 3 parts of the tutorials.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I learn a lot from this tutorial.
    The steps are analyzed one by one clearly, and I get lots of tips about animating.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love all informative motion graphics in these series. They are simple, clear and full of knowledge 😉

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