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Fall 2023: 3D Animation Program / Character Performance
TERM DATES: Oct 1, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023
LEVEL: Intermediate 
2. Character Performance
In Character Performance, students explore how to make a character seem alive and how to craft a believable dialogue performance. Now that the students are familiar with body mechanics and pantomime body acting, they are ready to tackle the challenge of full dialogue acting. Students learn clarity of acting choices, and how to make a believable performance.

Students animate a scene using an audio clip that has been approved by their instructor using acting choices, strong storytelling poses, motivated action, and convincing body movement. Applying the direction from the instructor, students learn how to breathe life into 3D characters. Students learn the importance of acting and reaction, choreography, and controlling the audience's attention.
1 - Choosing audio clip.
2 - Planning your shot.
3-6 - Blocking your shot.
7-10 - Spline and polish the shot.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments
critique time *
class time
Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hugo Hernandez
Hugo has been in love with animation since he was a kid and watched old Disney classics. He started his career back in Germany. His work spreads from feature films like Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2, the Lorax, Smurfs to vfx work like Chappie, Harry Potter, Godzilla vs Kong. H...
Aleksandar Kolev
Aleksandar is a Bulgarian animator with over 10 years of experience working in different areas of the entertainment industry such as Feature, TV, VFX, Adverts and Games Cinematics. He has animated on award winning projects like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mitchells vs...
Aldric Lopez
Aldric is currently a Senior Animator at Animal Logic Vancouver. He previously worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks and MPC as an animator after graduating from Animschool. He is experienced in a wide range of animation styles ranging from ultra realistic vfx creatures to car...
Juan Carlos Navarro Gómez
Juan Carlos currently holds the role of Lead Animator at Cinesite, where he is also leading the charge on the upcoming Smurfs Musical feature film. Prior to this, he also led the animation team for TMNT Mutant Mayhem. With a strong presence in the film, TV, and gaming indust...
Matteo Rovatti
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