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


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:


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:


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.


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

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