• Charles Breach

Week 5 - Acting Class

This week, instead of our normal dynamics session, we had our first acting workshop with Sarah Perry. Whilst not directly falling under the dynamics category with regards to our workshops, I believe it still applicable. We went through multiple exercises, attempting first to breach the discomfort of acting, before attempting to recreate real life motions, such as sword fighting for example, in different formats. Where we would for example attempt quick and efficient movements vs slow, perhaps erratic, and heavy movements. An understanding of acting is of course important in animating, to recreate natural staging, reactions, and movement in our own characters. It is necessary sometimes for animators to act their goals out themselves, perhaps record themselves doing it, something close to 'Method Acting', in order to create this realistic and natural motion

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