Acting and Performance for Animation

Paperback | February 20, 2013

byDerek Hayes, Chris WebsterEditorDerek Hayes

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Unique, believable characters that think, feel, and captivate your audience are ones that involve emotion, personality, and story. Successful animators balance all of these elements within a single character and narrative. WithActing and Performance for Animation, discover how to create dynamic, dramatic performances and believable character interaction for 2D and 3D animation and motion capture.

An invaluable resource,Acting and Performance for Animationis a practical guide to the variety of performance techniques relevant to animators. Develop believable character interactions with chapters detailing the principles of performance, performance types, character emotion and personality, physical and psychological performance, and scene composition. Analyze scripts, sound, acting, action and performance with hints, tips, and animated examples featured in an extensive guide for animators working in film, TV, games, and commercials. Explore different performance techniques based upon the experiences of seasoned animators and actors with case studies featuring Peter Lord, John Stevenson, Marco Marenghi, Mark Baker, Neville Astley, Joanna Quinn, and more.

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Unique, believable characters that think, feel, and captivate your audience are ones that involve emotion, personality, and story. Successful animators balance all of these elements within a single character and narrative. WithActing and Performance for Animation, discover how to create dynamic, dramatic performances and believable cha...

Derek Hayes is a film director with over thirty years of experience. He has consulted on numerous children TV projects including Cartwn Cymru, "Friends and Heroes," Character Shop and Knight Rider. He has worked with Aardman Studios as a development coordinator. He also is the animation director and co-founder of Animation City, a stud...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.5 × 7.4 × 0.5 inPublished:February 20, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0240812395

ISBN - 13:9780240812397

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Aspects of Acting for Animation, Format and Audience; Character and Personality; Principles of Performance; Physical Performance; Psychological Performance; Scene Composition; Types of Performance; Referencing for Performance; Sound; Case Studies; Assignments; Reference and Research; Index