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Author Hayes, Derek.

Title Acting and Performance for Animation.

Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.


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Physical description 1 online resource (420 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Animation Principles; Becoming an Animator; Becoming an Actor; Becoming a Storyteller; Becoming a Creative Practitioner; Chapter 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; Chapter 2: Types of Performance; Stanislavski's System.
StudyEmotional Memory; Analyzing the Script and the "Magic If"; Motivation; Objectives; Obstacles; Tools or Methods; Actions; Method Acting; Naturalism and Reality; Epic Theatre; Comedy; Summary; Chapter 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; Chapter 4: Character and Personality; Character Development; Formats; Viewing Environment; Budget; Animator as Actor; Know Your Characters.
Physicality of CharactersCharacter Design; The Animation Bible; Character Types; Character and Personality; Relationships; Dynamics of Character Interaction-Every Hero Needs a Villain; Summary; Chapter 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; Chapter 6: Making a Performance; Body Language; Character Interaction; Effort; Silence; Reflex and Other Physical Reactions; Comedy Performance; Summary.
Chapter 7: Scene CompositionPlanning 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; Chapter 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.
FeedbackA Few Extra Thoughts; Live Action and Animation; Motion Capture; Summary; Index.
Summary 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, dramatic performances and believeable character interaction. An invaluable resource for animators, Acting and Performance for Animators is a practical guide to the variety of performanc.
Subject Animated films.
Motion picture acting.
Animation (Cinematography)
ISBN 9781136135989 (electronic bk.)
1136135987 (electronic bk.)

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