Pantomime Acting in Animation | CG Master Academy

Pantomime Acting in Animation

A 10 week course for you to learn how to show emotion through character poses and physical gestures without dialogue or narration

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Course Overview

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


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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021




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Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

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