Friday, February 06, 2015
Three Facial Animation Tests
Three Facial Animation Tests from Joel Brinkerhoff on Vimeo.
It's rare that I get to do much emoting in commercial work so I've been playing with some acting exercises just for fun.
What I find interesting is how the same character can have a different personality depending on the voice and the dialog.
The first voice I chose is actress Piper Laurie, and the feeling I get from her is a middle aged woman who has had it with a disrespectful younger lover, (this is all fabrication on my part because I've never seen the movies). I don't know who the next British actress is but she sounds much younger, like a teen, or early twenties, and is either proud of or embarrassed by having been caught in a lie. The last is the late great Phyllis Diller, who always brings a wacky flare to all her work. I think of this test as a princess possessed by a crazy witch. She looks very cute but her actions give her away.