Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Blocking the body poses, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…At this point, you've taken the time to listen to the dialogue track a few times.…You've kind of absorbed the intent of the character.…And you've got a sense for how you want your character to act.…Now you could've thumbnailed this out,…or just kind of had a sense in your head as to what's working.…So, I've gone ahead and thumbnailed this out a little bit.…And so what I want my character to do is to just lift his arms as he stutters.…And then go down into a big anticipation.…
And then come up when he say's the word explode and…kind of animate that a little bit more broadly.…So, with that in mind, let's go ahead and…do a couple of poses just to show you some of the process.…So, the first thing I want to do is just get my initial pose.…What is my character doing when the camera hits him?…So, let's just go ahead and get a basic, relaxed pose here.…So I'm just going to maybe turn his foot out.…We're going to put the weight here on his left foot.…
So I'm going to move his hips back a little bit.…Maybe slightly bent.…
- Understanding the role asymmetry plays in facial expression
- Conveying basic and mixed emotions
- Planning shots
- Blocking out timing
- Reading dialogue
- Animating lip sync
- Adding blinks and eye movement
Skill Level Beginner
1. Facial Anatomy and Emotion
2. Animating a Silent Shot: The Double Take
3. Animating Dialogue
4. Animating a Full-Body Shot Containing Dialogue
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