In the art of Animation, movement and characterization are obviously key points of interest to artists. Careful analysis of the body and its possibilities in natural and stylized movement is invaluable. Character Movement for Animation offers animators a greater understanding of the potential of a character’s physical expression, and of how characters visually express personality, thought, and emotion with the body.
In these workshops, some concepts are introduced through lecture and demonstration. There is no substitute, though, for hands-on experience, so animators participate in exercises and improvisations to achieve a better understanding. Printed materials accompany each workshop for later reference.
Workshop topics range from the basic nature of stylized movement to taking full advantage of 3D animation. Concepts include:
General Movement Theory:
* Breathing Life into Animation
* Visual life throughout the body
* Showing thought and emotion
* Moving in 3D
* Movement centers
* Expanding the possibilities