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.