Focal Press Book: Acting and Performance for Animation

Focal Press Book: Acting and Performance for Animation

Focal Press Book: Acting and Performance for Animation

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  • Authors: Derek Hayes and Chris Webster
  • Paperback, 204 Pages
  • Date Published: February 20, 2013
  • Develop Believable Character Interaction
  • Analyze Scripts, Sound, Acting, & More
  • Explore Different Performance Techniques
  • Practical Hints and Tips
  • Hands-On Assignments, Animated Examples
  • Website with Shorts, Stills, & Animation
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Focal Press 9780240812397 overview

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Learn to create and develop unique, believable characters to captivate audiences in Acting and Performance for Animation, a Focal Press book by Derek Hayes and Chris Webster. The 204-page paperback volume details the principles of performance, performance types, character emotion and personality, physical and psychological elements, and scene composition, all to teach you how to bring realistic characters to life and have them interact believably in 2D and 3D animation and motion-capture projects. Analyze scripts, sound, acting, action, and performance through practical hints and tips, hands-on assignments, and animated examples featured in an extensive guide for animators working in film, TV, games, and commercials. Additionally, explore different performance techniques based upon the experiences of seasoned animators through case studies featuring John Lasseter, Ray Harryhausen, Nick Park, Joanna Quinn, Peter Lord, John Stevenson, Marco Marenghi, Mark Baker, and Neville Astley. As an added bonus, the book's companion website features live action reference shorts, production stills, animated examples, and more hands-on assignments.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Aspects of Acting for Animation, Format and Audience
  • Character and Personality
  • Principles of Performance
  • Physical Performance
  • Psychological Performance
  • Scene Composition
  • Types of Performance
  • Referencing for Performance
  • Sound
  • Case Studies
  • Assignments
  • Reference and Research
  • Index
About the Author
Derek Hayes is a film director with over thirty years of experience. He has served as a consultant on numerous children's TV projects, including Cartwn Cymru, "Friends and Heroes," Character Shop, and "Knight Rider." He has also worked with Aardman Studios as a development coordinator and is animation director and co-founder of Animation City, a studio in London. Additionally, Derek has directed music videos for Madonna, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Tom Jones. He won the Epiphany prize for his work on "The Miracle Maker" and the Grand Prix award for his work on "Prince Cinders." Derek is currently the president of Jury for Animation and TV at the Cairo International Film Festival, and also serves on the BAFTA Animation jury.

Chris Webster is an animator who has worked for twenty years in the industry and has extensive experience as a teacher in grade schools, higher education institutions, professional training programs, and studio environments. He is currently Head of Animation at the Bristol School of Animation and the University of the West of England.
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Focal Press 9780240812397 specs

Subject Creating/developing characters and performances for animated projects
Author Derek Hayes and Chris Webster
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Number of Pages 204
Illustrations Yes, animated examples
ISBN Number 9780240812397
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published February 20, 2013

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