Thursday, February 27, 2014

Acting Reference #76

Nice clip from Searching For Bobby Fischer. Though Ben Kingsley has most the lines, I like how the focus in on the boy. When animating to dialogue, we often just cut to whoever is speaking. Instead of doing this, you should make sure the camera is cutting to what's most important, regardless of who is talking. In this scene for instance, the most important thing is showing the boy struggling, trying to figure out this test. So instead of cutting to the speaker, they kept the focus on him. This movie was shot by the late great Conrad Hall, who in my opinion is the greatest cinematographer ever.

Acting Reference #76 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Animation Reference #1

So I've been doing Acting Reference on my blog for quite some time, I want to start doing Animation Reference as well. My plan is to add very short shots to really be able to see/analyze what is going in animation wise. So without further ado, here's the first one from Frozen

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Anim: Feb 11 Second

If time permits I hope to enter this months competition. Here's first pass blocking

Feb 11 Sec Club - Blocking 02 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Acting Reference #75

Ben Mendelsohn has quickly become one of my favorite actors. Here's a great clip of him in The Place Beyond the Pines. He always just feels so natural and real. I love the shoulder shrug he does and how he licks his lips towards the end. Really excited to see him in Rogue One this winter.

Acting Reference #75 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.