|2nd Year Animation
Single Word Lip Sync
You are to animate a character in a slight 3/4 front view, saying the single, two syllable word Meow.
The character is to be drawn from the mid chest up. Use the characters entire upper torso when animating the delivery of the line. You do not need to add any hand gestures to the action. Concentrate on the facial expressions, mouth positions, anticipation, action and reaction of the character. Do not have the character doing anything that would be distracting from the focal point.
You may also submit your work on a DVD or CD as an .avi file. Be sure the file is properly named with your last name first and first name last, i.e.: lemaybrian.avi
Beginning of class - Week 3, 1st semester
Follow the basic work processes outlined in the Animation: The Basic Principles book and check out this section on how to get the best out of your animation
Also check out this section on Reviewing and Analyzing Your Pencil Test - How to Be Critical
1) - Practice your character.
2) - THINK!! Do research!
3) - Research the action; focus is on CHARACTERIZATION AND MOTIVATION
4) - Visualize - do thumbnails sketches, idea sketches to plan the action of the
5) - Act out the action to understand the various stages of action
6) - Look for opportunities to illustrate attitude in the poses and expression in
7) - Stage the action clearly so that the attitude of the character reads properly.
8) - Layout (no layout required for this assignment)
9) - Prepare thumbnail sequence of keys.
10) - Rough out your keys for each part, focusing on anticipation, action, and
11) - Add breakdowns to fill in the action.
12) - Timing (do your exposure sheets to help plan your timing)
13) - Test on video and get it checked.
- Anticipation /10
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Click on any of the thumbnails shown here to view the alternate key poses for this assignment.