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Megamind "MEGA Rap" TV Spot

“MEGA Rap” TV Spot from DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind starring Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt. Check this video out: Bonus feature:  DreamWorks’ Megamind – Behind the Scenes:    Check this video out: In theaters NOW!

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Tangled – Horsing Around

Here is a fun clip from Disney’s upcoming animated film Tangled – featuring some really nice and entertaining animation timing. Check this video out: Bonus feature:  Tangled – “Smolder” by Flynn:    Check this video out: In theaters November 24th!

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Toy Story 3 – ‘SPANISH BUZZ’

I really enjoyed Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3”, and one of the character performances that I loved most was that of the character “Spanish Buzz”, and an incredible dance sequence in which Buzz Lightyear takes Jessie the Cowgirl’s hand and dances the Paso Doble.   For Pixar’s animators to ensure that the duo’s Paso Doble was…

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Gesture vs Lip-sync

Following up on my last 2 posts — here’s evidence that great acting and gestures will sell your shot, more than lip-sync. Watch this video now: It works really well and makes me laugh every time. So make sure your character’s body sells the line before you go crazy trying to get the lip-sync right.…

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Great Reference for Animating Facial Expressions

Kids are AWESOME!  Generally unhindered their raw reactions and interactions to things is so honest and expressive… which of course makes for some great reference and analysis for animation (: So following up on my last post  here are a couple fun  videos done observing kids.  Immersion:    Photographer Robbie Cooper shows how focused young…

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Facial Subtlety & Nonverbal Communication

In animation, in order to help bring our characters to life, (among other things like the 12 Principles of Animation, etc), we study ‘facial performance and nonverbal communication.’ In affect animators are actors, and as actors we learn a lot goes into a good performance; subtleties of how the body moves, how its weight shifts,…

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Learn to Speak Body

In animation, in order to help bring our characters to life, (among other things like the 12 Principles of Animation, etc), we study ‘body language.’ Here is a comical look at some samples of ‘body language:’ “Yes, in just a few easy lessons you too can learn to speak body just like humans do.”

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