Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the shot, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…As you've seen,…animating characters' dialogue goes way beyond just moving the mouth, and…expression of a character is also way beyond just what's happening on the face.…Body posture, emotion, timing,…all of that plays into the audience's perception of the character.…So, let's go ahead and take a broader view here.…And let's just go ahead and do a full body shot with dialogue.…Now, I have a dialogue line already set up for this character.…
And let's just go ahead and listen to it.…>> I, I, I didn't, I didn't know that thing would explode.…>> So as you can see this has a very definite rhythm and…it has an emotional build in it.…So, let's listen to it one more time.…>> I, I, I didn't, I didn't know that thing would explode.…>> So as you can see we've got a very definite beat to this.…We have basically three main beats before the line is delivered,…and this is where he's stuttering.…So we have this one here which is I, I, I didn't, and then you…can almost see it's almost identical here, I didn't know that thing would explode.…
- 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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