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3 takes of the same reaction shot

Or if you are more adventurous - 1 take of 3 different scenarios.


  • You will find this easier to play a ‘version of yourself’ and imagine how you would react in this scenario.
  • You can record the line of audio to play on loop if it helps to have something to react to.
  • Don’t look directly at the camera lens.  If there is an imaginary person in your scene pick a point just off the side of the lens and use that as your eyeline.

When uploading: Label your takes and put them in order of your most preferred first. Write in the description what your scenario was. Frame counter (optional)

**To critique - pick what one was your favorite and why.

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    3 takes of the same reaction shot OR...
  • 2
    ... 1 take of 3 different reaction scenarios
  • 3
    Takes are labeled and exercise description contains details about the scenario(s).

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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.)