Character Dialogue

By October 11, 2014Creative Research

One of the things I want to learn is how to animate dialogue and creating believable lip syncing. Although I want to focus mostly on performance, I do think lip syncing will prove valuable to learn.

I’m currently mid-way through this animation but I thought I’d share my progress so far. I’ve discovered the 11 Second Club, a website where animators create responses each month to an eleven second audio clip from a TV show or movie. The animators then make their own interpretations of that audio, animate and post their results.

I’ve used the latest competition sound clip to base my lip syncing practice around.

At the moment I have the jaw moving for each word in the scene however only have the actual lip syncing done for the first “this device” part.

I’ve been referencing a mouth shapes diagram created by Preston Blair. I’ve also started to block out the movement of the character’s body.

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