Ted Ty - Genuine acting from iAnimate on Vimeo.
some notes I jotted down while listening to Ted Ty doing a masterclass
what I felt like I was close to understanding was the difference
between a test shot that is solid animation and physics wise, but lacks
anything to make it stand out. What I think I got from it is that you
have to imbue authentic feeling into your scene, and the way to do that
is to catch it in vid ref, and the way to do that is to really try and use your emotional memory to summon it and always run the camera.
volume change signals accent
physically difficult to make a deep vocal sound with head up or high pitch with head down
as if: thought process walk up show badge, think, channel specific emotion that you need from specific true moment from your past when you think of a situation you've been in it adds the drop of reality to change the same ol same ol reference you've been doing before
your'e trying to make it real enough for yourself as you're acting that you are authentically broadcasting the line so well that you are broadcasting it nonverbally (facially or physically) make it so real that you could drop the audio and still feel it strong enough to see what's happening
it's very fleeting because we're not actors so we can't turn on the juice for real
watch your takes that don't work and figure out why they don't, compared to the takes that do
every shot has some gold in it, closing a car door can be a great shot if you think about the why of it, like closing it gently so as not to wake up a sleeping passenger