Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lip Sync - Gesture and Body Language speaks louder than words

Good clip via the Speaking of Animation site :

"Here’s evidence that proper acting and gestures are more important than lip-sync.
(It’s a clip Pete Docter showed in a lecture a couple years ago.) It works really well and makes me laugh every time.
So make sure your character’s body sells the line before you go crazy trying to get the lip-sync right."


The Loud One said...

Ahahah! That's brilliant! Really gets the point across. :D

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David McBride said...

I agree with The Loud One, it really gets the point across.

Thanks for posting!

Sherm said...

Genius...point well-illustrated and easily understood. It will help to put the right amount of effort iinto the most important areas of the animation. Thanks!

Livie Lightyear said...

hehehe.. Reminded me of this its a voice dub-over of a star wars scene... It's funny, because you can really tell when the voice and tone matches the gestures, and you can really tell when it doesn't! I believe the best gesture/acting/voice over work is done (in animation) when the characters back is turned on the audence, and all they have to go one is gestures. If you can sell it when you can't even see the mouth, then you did your job well!

Mark McDonnell said...

Hey my man,

If you're up for it, here's two more videos:;

Part 01:;

Part 02:;