In this video, learn how the placement of your camera can affect the believability of where your character is supposed to look.
- Placement of your webcam can help you…run a smoother production.…(intro music)…Probably the biggest thing to keep in mind…when placing your webcam is to have it…directly over your character.…So you want to "face straight as you animate"…How do you like that, funny, huh?…So, we have a double-monitor system here at the studio,…so if I had the webcam over my bigger monitor,…I'd be looking, I'd have to look this way to…see the webcam,…or the camera would see my face like this.…
Well, that doesn't help with animating the character.…You want to put it directly over whichever monitor…you've got your Character Animator in.…The other thing that you want to keep in mind is,…especially if you're in a place where…other people are around,…that you don't have other faces back behind you.…'Cause what can happen is…it can jump faces and…start tracking someone else.…And that'll completely screw up,…I mean, look what happened to our character here,…when it started looking at the other face.…And it could be just my looking off-screen,…
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
2. Puppet Production Issues
3. Add Production Value
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