Body Language in Character Animation

Improve your character animation with irresistible body language
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Take your character Animation to the Next Level in 30 days

Interested in taking your character animation to the next level?
NO? Stop reading this.
YES? Continue...

How cool would it be to learn how to Express Emotions with your characters by learning the different gestures in the next 30 days?

In this Step-by-Step course Sydney walks you through how to go from knowing nothing about body language, to becoming an expert in expressing emotions in your character animation.

"I'm a busy person, how much time a day do I need available?"
This course was designed for busy people. 
Maybe you are learning animation in your spare time, or maybe you are a busy animator with a lot of projects at hand.
Well, we are happy to announce that
You can learn Body Language by spending 5 mins a day.

And of course, if you have time, you can learn all the secrets from the first day by watching all the lessons the same day.

Learn at your own pace.

"Who is this course for?"
If you are convinced that Knowing about Body Language is not important in animation, then this course is
NOT FOR YOU

If you think that knowing about the different Bogy Gestures improve character animation, then this course is
FOR YOU
 
"What will I get from this course?"

You will know how to express emotions in character animation

You will be able to show charisma and personality from any pose

You will know how to have the audience interested, before your character says a word.

"What will I learn in those 30 days?"
CHAPTER 1 
Getting Started
Day 1 - Introduction to Body Language
Day 2 - Language and Communication
Day 3 - Words, Voice and Body
Day 4 - Body Language in depth
Day 5 - Review of chapter 1
Day 6 - Quiz to reinforce concepts learned

CHAPTER 2 
Animation Principles
Day 7 - Staging and Body Language
Day 8 - Exaggeration and Body Language
Day 9 - Appeal and Body Language
Day 10 - Review of chapter 2
Day 11 - Quiz to reinforce concepts learned

CHAPTER 3 
Unconscious behaviour
Day 12 - The Limbic System in Cartoon Characters
Day 13 - Get Into vs Get Away
Day 14 - Relaxed vs Annoyed
Day 15 - Review of all the concepts from section 3
Day 16 - Exam to reinforce the concepts learned on section 3

CHAPTER 4
Body Language Gestures
Day 17 - Facial Gestures
Day 18 - Head Gestures
Day 19 - Hand Gestures
Day 20 - Arm Gestures
Day 21 - Shoulder Gestures
Day 22 - Torso, Chest and Hip Gestures
Day 23 - Leg Gestures
Day 24 - Feet Gestures
Day 25 - Review of all the concepts from section 4
Day 26 - Exam to reinforce the concepts learned on section 4

FINAL CHAPTER
Body Language Final Challenge
Day 27 - Observational Challenge

On the last day, you will need to invest around 15 to 20 mins to complete the challenge. 
So if you are a busy person, please consider this time frame.

Are you ready to learn how to express the feelings of your characters?

Enroll today.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will understand the different gestures fron cartoong characters and their emotions
  • You will start developing intuition for better poses in your characters
  • You will know how to express emotion in character animation.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who considers body language as an important element in animation.
  • This course is not for dogs.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
02:54

In this lesson we are going to see an overview of the course

03:46

In this lesson we are going to talk about the different parts that make up language and communication. 

02:45

In this lesson we will learn about the 3 parts that conform communication.

04:42

In this lesson we will learn the basics of body language

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8 questions

This quiz will help you consolidate the concepts learned in this section

Section 2: Character Animation Principles
03:59

In this lesson we will learn how the principle of staging applies in body language

03:25

In this lesson we will learn how the principle of exaggeration applies in body language

03:39

In this lesson we will learn how the principle of appeal applies in body language

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8 questions

This quiz will help you consolidate the concepts learned in this section

Section 3: Body Intention and Control
02:55

In this lesson we will talk about the Limbic System (The Honest Brain) and how it is reflected in body language

03:12

We will learn the difference between get into behavior and get away behavior

04:09

When a character is annoyed he/she presents unconscious behaviors. This lesson will teach you these behaviors

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10 questions

This quiz will help you consolidate the concepts learned in this section

Section 4: Body Language Gestures
03:57

In this lesson we will learn the not so obvious facial gestures and their meaning

04:05

In this lesson we will learn the different head gestures and their meaning

04:42

in this lesson we will learn the different hand gestures and their meaning

04:53

In this lesson we will learn the different arm gestures and their meaning

02:48

In this lesson we will learn the different shoulders gestures and their meaning

03:53

in this lesson we will learn the different torso, chest and hips gestures and their meaning

02:37

in this lesson we will learn the different leg gestures and their meaning

03:30

in this lesson we will learn the different feet gestures and their meaning

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10 questions

This quiz will help you consolidate the concepts learned in this section

Section 5: Wrapping Up The Course
02:12

In this lesson we will challenge you with an observational exercise

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This lesson contains the 3 clips to analyze and take notes about body language

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Instructor Biography

2D Animation 101 Courses, Animation Courses for Beginners

With a background of 10 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, we are a group of animators who love to share everything we know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.

Our aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects. Our courses will help beginners along with intermediate users.

We have helped more than 22,000+ students to discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.

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