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TERM DATES: Apr 3, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
LEVEL: Intermediate 
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
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sagar Arun
United States
Sagar Arun is an animator specializing in 3D Character Animation. After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design, he has worked on feature films and games, some of which include Overwatch, Frozen 2, Over The Moon, The Mitchells vs. Machines, and most recently, Spir...
Morgan Greene
United States
I am a former Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks animator with film credits such as Tangled, Croods and most recently Scooby. My next project is an exciting unannounced film from Sony animation directed by Chris Williams and the team behind the hit Spiderverse. I have had the am...
Brendan Kirschbaum
United States
Brendan is an Animator at DreamWorks, where he has worked on films such as How To Train Your Dragon 3, Trolls World Tour, The Croods: A New Age, and The Bad Guys. He previously worked in Editorial, making animatics for the Rocky & Bullwinkle, She-Ra, and Trolls TV series. B...
Mark Roennigke
United States
Mark has been working in the animation industry for over 18 years beginning his career in games with Maxis on The Sims 2. He's been with DreamWorks Animation since 2005 and has worked on a number of film franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, Boss Baby, Trolls, How to Train...
Kelly Vawter
United States
Kelly's currently animating at DreamWorks Feature Animation. His career started early 2015 when he joined the Cinematics team at Blizzard Entertainment. He animated on their Overwatch Episodic Alive, Dragons, Hero, Bastion, and Infiltration. Soon after Blizzard, he went on t...
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