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Focus is on doing 3 versions of the same action.

Leave some time between the last exercise to ‘think’ and review the work that you did previously. Think about what worked and what didn’t. What characters did you enjoy?

Then go about doing a similar thing except the focus is on doing 3 versions of the same action.  Not exactly the same, but variations on a theme while playing the same character.

You can record many different scenarios but you must choose 3 takes of the same scenario.

You will most likely generate a ton of video footage to review.  So the hard task is choosing which takes you like and which ones you don’t.  This is a secondary skill you are learning now: How to cull your own work and choose which one to show. It is a lot harder than you think.

Don’t forget to notice little things about each take to add to your mental encyclopedia.

When uploading: Label each of your takes and put in order of your most preferred. Also write about why you chose that order in the exercise description. Add a frame counter to make it easier for people to point out specific moments.

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    3 variations of the same scenario.
  • 2
    Each variation is distinct from one another.
  • 3
    Exercise description contains reasons why you chose the selected takes and their order.

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Since 2009, I have been producing high quality character animations for everything from commercials to children's music videos. Working remotely for several small studios, I have been responsible for the rigging and animation of several videos that have received over 100 million views on Youtube. (Making for some very happy clients.)