Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading the dialogue track, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…Now let's go a little bit further, and animate some dialogue.…Now most dialogue has an emotional content.…And if you want, you can use the dialogue that I'm providing in the download, or…you can use your own dialogue.…Now this line that I've chosen has just a little bit of an emotional arc.…So let's go ahead and just play the dialogue, and see what we have.…Oh, I don't know.…Will there be pie?…>> So, in this line of dialogue we have two distinct emotions.…
At the very beginning of the line, she's a little bit disappointed.…And then she turns to hopeful.…So let's listen to it once more.…And this time let's listen to the emotional content of the line.…>> Oh, I don't know.…Will there be pie?…>> So the very beginning here we've got.…>> Oh.…I don't know.…>> So this part of the dialog is more down.…You know, she’s kind of, disappointed.…So we have here, you can even see the lines here,…we have…>> Oh,…>> oh, >> I don't know.…>> I don’t know.…
And then the second part is, will there be pie, and she’s very hopeful.…So now we’re kind of going into more of an up emotional state here.…
- 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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