After weeks of work, I finished the preview scene of the character who I was developing and showing in this blog: Don Quixote. That's a little sketch scene for the movie that I've started to think while I'm not working.
Being after the greatest Disney's masters, like Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and the others, I tried to make this scene visually beautiful and, in the Disney's words, with the illusion of life. However, not only these animator professors, but also Richard Williams, who in his book said "Gestures are stroger than words". That's is the master key for the animation. Therefore, Quixote points our eyes out to the noise, before speak "There is a giant there!". Without the sentence, we could guess that something was not on the right track. Chuck jones said that it was the difference between animation and, what he called, illustrated radio: if you turn off the image, and understand what happens, only listening to it, it's an illustrated radio, but, if you turn off the sound and make out the story,that's animaton. Maybe the illustrated radio, nowadays, could be called TV; but I do made the monolog to take over the lip sync techniques, only for this.
Yes, I studied the russian master actor, Constantin Stanislavski, but I coundn't make a good voice in it. As he said, his methodology is not a recipe. I'm sorry; I annouce you before hear this: that's not a professional actor's voice, and I hope you enjoy the animation... visually! Take easy! I spoke only in that rough animation; I'll not try to do it again. =P
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