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03-18-2009, 11:43 AM
What is the best process or the process that you use to develop a character that you have JUST been introduced to?
How do you break it down to create the character to bring it to life?
03-19-2009, 10:32 AM
You've definitely asked the right guy, Anthony. :)
03-19-2009, 11:03 AM
Bob is indeed the man!
03-20-2009, 11:55 AM
Well, thanks for the nice notes Brad and Mike!
Anthony, I'm going to send you a PM.
03-21-2009, 01:56 PM
If its cool, I would like to get this info as well. This is something that I am very interested in as well.
03-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Ditto, as Jon.
03-21-2009, 04:23 PM
I popped Anthony a note on a PM. This is more info than I can type out on a posting. Basically, this is the first 3 hours of my workshop. Way too involved. and I certainly wouldn't be able to do you all or the subject matter justice by even trying to explain all of this here.
For me, and again this is just me, I cannot teach this in writing. I also cannot teach it over the phone. I need to make eye contact, see and have you all observe body language.
Does this make sense???? If not, hit me again!!
03-21-2009, 07:22 PM
No worries. I completely understand. My apologies for the request. I look forward to attending one of your workshops one of these days to get the info.
03-21-2009, 08:13 PM
No apology necessary!! ;-)
I wish it were so simple it could be all laid out in a posting on a forum. It'd be like asking Lee Strasberg or Stella Adler to explain in a posting how to act. It's complex. It's layered. Acting is being truthful under imaginary circumstances. What makes it truthful is the hard part. How to be truthful is what's complex about the process. And acting is a huge part of creating characters for animation, probably the most important ingredient. Voice is another part, but only a part. I'd say that over 90% of the animation demos I hear consist more of voices rather than characters. All characters have a voice, but not all voices have character.
03-22-2009, 12:36 AM
I wish it were so simple it could be all laid out in a posting on a forum.
I'm glad it isn't. ;)
03-22-2009, 12:23 PM
I guess it is true, one really does need to get in the water to learn to swim.
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