Found this great post over at The Josh Blog about Animation and Acting. He talks about internalizing with the characters that he is animating and has a review about some acting DVD's. He really goes into what bringing a lifeless character to life is all about. At first, as we are learning, we try to find the best poses to convey the acting and then try to layer in the little nuances that characters have in real life to give them that feeling that they are real. Josh talks about thinking further than just your poses.
Every body know about Jeff Gabor's comparison reels from Horton and Ice Age. He shows a good look at trying to get into the character head.
Head on over to Josh's Blog and check out the post on Acting and Animation...some great food for thought.
some more links for this topic
Acting Reference via The Time Sheet
Jason Martinson comparison reel
more to follow soon
Labels: Acting and Animation, Animation Arena, Comparison Reel, Jason Martinsen, Jeff Gabor, Squeeze Studio, The Josh Blog, The Time Sheet