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Strike the right pose
An essential skill for any animator and entertainer is pantomime acting: how to show emotion through character poses and physical gestures without dialogue or narration. This course will answer questions such as: What are the physical cues that help the audience read emotion via clear poses that read in silhouette and with the help of thoughtful shot staging and composition? How to use subtext and subtlety to make characters feel real? Students will make decisions on what thoughts and actions drive their characters using simple rigs like a flour sack and simplified human rig with limited facial features. Use of real-world camera movement and staging, not crossing the axis, rule of thirds etc. will also be discussed in support of improved storytelling choices. This class is geared for students with a strong understanding of body mechanics.
Pantomime Acting in Animation WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Fall TERM Registration
Jul 27, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020
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Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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