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Be An Actor To Be A Better Animator #TopTip

Into animation? Here's a #toptip from the studio via our Animator William Muir - this one's about how important acting is to animation.

William: Be an actor, join a theatre group, do acting classes. If that’s something you can’t do or are too shy then watch masters of the craft, go to the theatre and watch films!

Watch great theatre and film actors, some of my favourites are Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes, Oliver Reid, the list goes on…

This will greatly help to improve your animation as you'll become more acutely aware of the details required to bring an animated performance to life.

A great resource for animators and the art of acting is Ed Hooks 'Acting for Animators' book which is featured in our Animation Books You Need To Read post!

An industry leading acting instructor for animators, Ed Hook uses basic acting theory to help guide animators in creating their characters in a realistic way.

Now get acting!

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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