Thursday, June 25, 2009

I am back, with notes

I am posting few links and notes (mainly for myself) as I begin animating again. Wohoo!

"Pretty movement vs good acting"

"Cut the fat from your shot, don't give too much to digest to your audience. Make action and acting clear to get the emotion and story point across."
(from author's comment at LINK)

I generally end up putting extra fat to the acting. While I am animating I suddenly think oh man this would look cool or this action would be very pretty because it has awesome use of overlap and arcs. But, as Brad Bird says, It's about acting man! Not the cool looking motion. (paraphrased)