19 January, 2010

Gesture vs. Lip Sync: Fidel Castro

Which do you feel is most important?

In my animation classes, especially the ones where we focus on acting and movement, the topic of gesture arises. Gesture in essence, is body language, and if you can get the gesture of a character down, if you can make him look like he's saying it, then the lip sync is "icing on the cake" and makes the animation better.

Animate gesture first and make sure it communicates, your character animation will turn out much better. This clip is a perfect example of this. Thanks Trevor the link. Way to go Fidel!

Cheers and Enjoy!

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