Learn how to convey emotion through facial expression, and animate dialogue, with these fundamental animation principles.
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(bells ringing) - [Voiceover] Hi, I'm George Maestri, and welcome to Fundamentals of Character Animation: Facial Animation and Dialogue. Now this course is not software-specific. It covers just the principles of animation. In this course, we're going to look at facial expression. We're going to understand how the character's facial expression informs the audience of the character's emotion. Then we're going to move on to animation. We're going to animate a silent shot where a character does a double-take and changes his expression.
Then we're going to get into animating dialogue. We're going to animate a simple dialogue shot. Then we're going to move on to a full body dialogue shot. Let's get started with Fundamentals of Character Animation: Facial Animation and Dialogue.
- 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