Format: Lecture/Class exercises
Venue: In-Studio or Zoom Class
Duration: 1/2 day. This session can be combined with "Meet Your Face" for a full day.

Using what we have learned in the Meet Your Face session, Emotion Building takes the animator through the whole emotion building process.

From the onset (trigger) to the response (emotional state) to the recovery and all points in between. This course isn’t about dredging up or dwelling on past events. It’s about combining science with imagination.  

It will also cover: 

  • How to create and relate a history that makes the emotional response credible and dynamic
  • How to activate the emotional muscle group to start the emotion building process
  • How to pinpoint and connect to a trigger with the appropriate timing
  • Experience how the emotion grows from the most subtle to the full expression to the recovery
  • How to use sensations and impulses to deepen character motivation and action  

Knowing how to analyze and interpret material and/or direction is a vital skill and often separates technicians from storytellers.  It guides the animator in and out of any shot or sequence, gives clarity to what the shot is about and lays a path not only to the big moments, but all the smaller, more intimate moments as well.

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