Many professional animators believe that the planning phase is the most important part of animating a good shot, and take a good amount of time to plan even when on a tight schedule. As anyone who has acted out their own reference would know, there is a lot of work that goes into planning. However, many students are so used to animating their one main shot for an animation class that they can make a big mistake when animating for a production – not taking into account the flow of energy and emotions throughout the entire sequence that your shot is in.  

As our instructor Rahul Dabholkar explains in this clip from our Animating Appeal and Entertainment class, it’s important to think about the state of the character within the entire sequence and how the character is feeling in comparison to the previous and next shots. You can do this by visualizing a graph of the character’s emotional state across the different shots and communicating with your fellow animators about what would be the best way to approach this part of the sequence. By doing this, you’ll be able to make your shots flow seamlessly and put on the best performance for your character.

These are the kind of skills you can learn in our online animation classes and animation workshops. If you’re interested in 3D animation programs, check us out at our website link below!

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