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Acting and performance for animation

Author: Derek Hayes; Chris Webster
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Character animation involves more than the principles of animation and the mechanics of motion. Unique, believeable characters that think, feel and captivate your audience are ones that involve emotion, performance, personality, acting and story. Successful animators balance all of these elements within a single character and narrative. With Acting and Performance for Animation, discover how to create dynamic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012043270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hayes; Chris Webster
ISBN: 1299279082 9781299279087 9781136135972 1136135979 0240812395 9780240812397 9780080962177 0080962173
OCLC Number: 842900722
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 197 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 1. Aspects of Acting for Animation --
2. Types of Performance --
3. Format, Genre, and Audience --
4. Character and Personality --
5. Principles of Performance --
6. Making a Performance --
7. Scene Composition --
8. Working with Actors. Introduction --
Animation Principles --
Becoming an Animator --
Becoming an Actor --
Becoming a Storyteller --
Becoming a Creative Practitioner --
1. Aspects of Acting for Animation --
Creative Approaches to Animation --
Simulation --
Representation --
Interpretation --
Story, Story, Story --
Working with an Existing Script --
Writing Your Own Script --
Cinematography and Editing --
Mise-en-Scene --
Montage --
Environment and Screen Space --
The Setting --
Screen Format --
Sound --
Character --
Summary --
2. Types of Performance --
Stanislavski's System --
Study --
Emotional Memory --
Analyzing the Script and the "Magic If" --
Motivation --
Objectives --
Obstacles --
Tools or Methods --
Actions --
Method Acting --
Naturalism and Reality --
Epic Theatre --
Comedy --
Summary --
3. Format, Genre, and Audience --
Audiences --
Know Your Audience --
Target Your Audience --
Genre --
Comedy --
Drama --
Documentary --
Format --
Features --
Short Form --
Television --
TV Series --
Internet --
Hand-Held Devices --
Corporate Video --
Games --
Commercials --
Summary --
4. Character and Personality --
Character Development --
Formats --
Viewing Environment --
Budget --
Animator as Actor --
Know Your Characters --
Physicality of Characters --
Character Design --
The Animation Bible --
Character Types --
Character and Personality --
Relationships --
Dynamics of Character Interaction-Every Hero Needs a Villain --
Summary --
5. Principles of Performance --
Empathy and Engagement --
Why Empathy is Important --
Identification and Lack of Empathy --
Engaging the Audience --
Empathy for the Villain --
Motivation --
Wants and Needs --
What Are You Trying to Say? --
Props --
Summary --
6. Making a Performance --
Body Language --
Character Interaction --
Effort --
Silence --
Reflex and Other Physical Reactions --
Comedy Performance --
Summary --
7. Scene Composition --
Planning a Scene --
Storyboards --
Thumbnail or Rough Storyboards --
Presentation Storyboards --
Working Storyboards --
The Animatic --
Timing --
Pacing --
Phrasing --
Animation Timing --
Preparing the Shot-Layouts --
Overlays --
Underlays --
Field Guides --
Character Layouts --
Bar Charts and Dope Sheets --
Blocking Out Animation and Action --
Scene Dynamics and Screen Space --
Rehearsing Action for Performance --
Summary --
8. Working with Actors --
The Voices --
Casting --
Cartoony or Non-Cartoony Voices? --
The Rehearsal --
The Recording --
Be Open to Change --
How to Talk to Actors --
Verbs --
Line Readings --
Feedback --
A Few Extra Thoughts --
Live Action and Animation --
Motion Capture --
Summary.
Responsibility: Derek Hayes, Chris Webster.

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Suitable for animators, this title helps you to discover how to create dynamic, dramatic performances and believeable character interaction. It helps you to analyze scripts, sound, acting, action and  Read more...

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