Clips for two-person dialogue

Posted by aleeCO on September 27, 2012 in References

I’ve been sorting through a lot of movies this week to find some unique audio clips. I didn’t want to pick anything that people could identify quickly or would feel is too cliche. Got a good handful! Here’s some of the clips I narrowed down to:


The Way of Improvisation

Posted by aleeCO on August 30, 2012 in References

This TED Talk is great ~ It’s about improv, but the steps discussed can be followed just in life in general. Good source for artists and life enthusiasts


More body language references!

Posted by aleeCO on August 28, 2012 in References

William shared some more great resources with me regarding body language. Check them out!


Hand Poses

Posted by aleeCO on August 15, 2012 in References

Tonight Marek focused on hand poses. For a reference, he used the Pixar short, “Geri’s Game.” Demonstrates the story that can be told through strong hand poses:


Lie to Me – Reading Emotions through Facial Expressions

Posted by aleeCO on August 6, 2012 in References

I found another great resource for how our facial expressions change with emotion and thought processes:


Reading Gestures and Body Language

Posted by aleeCO on August 5, 2012 in References

Now that we’re getting into acting, we’ve been studying body language. I found a good resource on youtube:


Eye Accessing Cues

Posted by aleeCO on August 3, 2012 in References

Marek gave us some great notes regarding eye movements tonight. I didn’t know that the direction we looked toward meant we were accessing different parts of our memory. Very interesting resource


acting shot ideas

Posted by aleeCO on July 31, 2012 in Animations, References

This week we get our first character with a face (Bishop). Oh boy…we’ll see how this goes! Hehe. I pulled five clips I would enjoy animating. Just need one


Live at the Heart of Daydreams

Posted by aleeCO on July 15, 2012 in Inspiration, References

On my trip back home to Colorado, my dad gave me a book he was reading to improve his creative writing, The Art and Craft of Storytelling by Nancy Lamb. There are several great excerpts and takeaways that translate into creativity in any field, not just literature. In one of my favorite sections, she suggested [...]


Body Mechanics Studies

Posted by aleeCO on July 8, 2012 in References, Tid Bits

The following tips are good for anyone currently working on body mechanics in animation: For Class 2 (Psychology of Body Mechanics): The following is an excerpt from Animation Mentor’s blog by Wayne Gilbert: “When doing a body mechanics shot, your attention must be focused on the body and how it moves — don’t spend a [...]

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