Saturday, July 14, 2018

How to take your animation TO THE NEXT LEVEL - part 5

Okay... one more! This really is the last part of the How To Take Your Animation To The Next Level series (at least in this form!). I had to add one more part because of the awesomeness of this clip I'm talking about! The body mechanics, the conflict, the struggle, the determination, it's all so good!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Star Trek Voyager "Elogium" - Acting Analysis

Looking at an episode of Star Trek Voyager, this week's Acting Analysis looks at how you can use a prop to enhance a character's emotional state. Ok, that sounds pretty fancy, especially given the show and the characters in my example. Hey! What can I say, I'm more of a DS9 and TNG guy, but it's still a fun example.

Friday, July 6, 2018

How to take your animation TO THE NEXT LEVEL - part 4

Part 4 of the How To Take Your Animation To The Next Level series (and final one) walks you through more examples of how you can add interesting complexities to your exercises, be it a weight assignment, a creature shot, etc. in order to make it more about a specific moment of a character instead of just movement. Aaaand some examples are kinda dark, what can I say.


Tomb Raider - Acting Analysis

Sometimes less is more and looking at the latest "Tomb Raider" movie for my acting analysis series I found exactly that! Amidst all the spectacle and action, there was a great little moment that stood out to me exactly because it was small and subtle and worked as a contrast to all the action. Two very similar scenes from different Star Trek movies are also featured to show how less is more can be very effective (funny enough, all featuring villains).