This is a deep dive into acting under the most demanding circumstances: a close up of a character's face.
Over 17 hours of lectures are devoted to improving your understanding of believable acting, creating graphically appealing expressions based on anatomy, and polishing all the details that make a face feel truly alive. Each week there will be a new lecture detailing acting breakdowns from photo, video, animation, or illustration. Additionally there are several lectures covering stepped and layering workflow techniques, creating natural expressions, lip sync, and polish. There will also be a live one on one review session with your teacher each week.
Over the 12 week course you will complete two close up shots. The lectures will show every step of the way for each assignment, from planning to polish. The course will challenge you to create a very specific character with precise acting choices, clear and appealing expressions, and all the polish a tight close up requires. A close up shot is the most heavily scrutinized type of shot in a film, this course will show you techniques that can help you succeed.
Duration: 3 months (12 weeks)
Start Date: March 1st
Start Date: June 1st
Start Date: September 1st
Start Date: December 1st
Instructor: Mike Safianoff
Reviewing instructor: Mike Safianoff
Prerequisites: Intermediate Anim. Skills
$1497 USD (or $499 monthly)
Promo Price: $1347 USD (or $449 monthly)
Lecture clip: Naturalistic blink
Lecture clip: Graphic shapes with Ray
Lecture clip: Spline to Polish Comparative Analysis
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