Action!: Acting Lessons for CG Animators (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 8, 2009 - Computers - 352 pages
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In order to bring a character to life, it is beneficial for animators to have a solid understanding of acting principles, and this book examines the important skills behind the artistry of creating animated characters. With a particular emphasis on a character’s motions and movement, this unique resource covers the basic elements of acting for CG animation and then progresses to more advanced topics such as internal intent and motivation.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Acting?
1
Chapter 2 Foundations of Animation
39
Chapter 3 Stanislavskis System
67
Chapter 4 Commedia dellArte
89
Chapter 5 Bioenergetics
119
Chapter 6 Using the Work of Michael Chekhov in Animation
145
Chapter 7 Essences
177
Chapter 8 Laban Effort Analysis
203
Chapter 9 Alba Emoting
237
Chapter 10 The Voice and VoiceOver Acting
267
Chapter 11 Creating Lip Sync and Facial Performance for Voiced Characters
291
Appendix About the Companion DVD
315
Index
319
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About the author (2009)

John Kundert-Gibbs is an associate professor of Animation in the Theatre and Film Studies Department at the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous books on Maya and 3D animation.

Kristin Kundert-Gibbs is assistant professor of Acting and Voice in the Theatre and Film Studies Department at the University of Georgia and has worked as an actress, producer, director, and vocal coach.

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