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Single-Person Dialogue – polish pass

Posted by aleeCO on August 31, 2012 in Animations

Cleaned up the body and worked on the face. Spent a lot of time studying acting ~ really paying attention to eyes and hands. Amazing progress of learning this week ~ hit some “Ah-ha!” moments

 
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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

 
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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!

 
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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:

 
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Single character dialogue

Posted by aleeCO on August 11, 2012 in Animations

This week we were given Bishop, so I’m tackling my first shot AM of a character with a face. I ended up choosing the first dialogue clip. Here’s my first blocking:

 
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Olympic moments in 3D!

Posted by aleeCO on August 10, 2012 in Poses

In spirit of the McKayla Maroney memes, I recreated her in 3D. This is just another pose I chose to recreate. I’ve been practicing with different expressions to get used to manipulating the face rig on Bishop.

 
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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:

 
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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:

 
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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

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