Acting for Animators: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation

Acting for Animators: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation

by Ed Hooks, Paul Naas
     
 

ISBN-10: 032500580X

ISBN-13: 9780325005805

Pub. Date: 09/02/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

Animators need to know a lot about acting, but they don't need to know everything. Acting for Animators sorts out the acting theory that animators need, presenting it in a form and with references that are more relevant to the animator's world. It explores the connections between thinking and physical action, between thinking and emotion; it provides the

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Animators need to know a lot about acting, but they don't need to know everything. Acting for Animators sorts out the acting theory that animators need, presenting it in a form and with references that are more relevant to the animator's world. It explores the connections between thinking and physical action, between thinking and emotion; it provides the steps for an effective character analysis and the dynamics of a scene. Using references to animation and live action, acting principles are highlighted and explained. Plus, the accompanying CD-ROM provides explicit examples, including videoclips of improvs based on the seven essentials of acting and highlights of Rudolph Laban's movement theory.

This revised edition is illustrated by Paul Naas, an animator and director whose work includes film, TV, video games, location-based entertainment, and Internet animation. He was one of the first animator/instructors hired by the Disney Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325005805
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Seven Essential Acting Concepts1
2The Audience11
3The Character18
4The Scene29
5Movement55
6Speech76
7The Camera79
8Technique82
9The Form97
10The Medium102
11Classroom Exercises111
12The Iron Giant: An Acting Analysis116
13Postscript: What Is Method Acting?124
Recommended Reading and Additional Study126
Works Cited128
About the CD130

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