Siobhan Twomey is back with her second instalment in the popular Animation Concepts series. Learn how to infuse your characters with personality using the universal principles detailed in this 21-tutorial course.
Siobhan is a filmmaker, animator and storyboard artist. When she isn't busy with her professional projects she generously shares her knowledge through her many educational activities. We welcome Siobhan to our family of trainers!
Following up on her excellent lessons in “Bringing Objects to Life” course, animator Siobhan Twomey dives into the tools and techniques you need to know to infuse your animated characters with personality, style and appeal.
After a brief review of the concepts and tools covered in the previous course, Siobhan explains how, once the key frames and "inbetweens" have been established, a keen awareness and understanding of curved motion paths and arcs helps you enhance a character's movement and action. In the sections that follow, you learn about overlapping and secondary action and other forms of dynamic motion like "anticipation" and "overshoot and settle" that all work together to add more realism to the visual storytelling process. Add concepts like exaggeration and staging to your bag of tricks and soon your characters truly start taking on a life of their own.
By the time you complete this course you will have a solid understanding of how a few simple dynamic concepts can add a wealth of subtlety, emotion and range to your characters. So join Siobhan and learn the skills you need to know to make your characters come to life!