It ain’t easy! For anyone who wishes to be a good animator it’s clear that poor lip-sync is really easy to see and not so easy to fix. Needless to say I managed to post a bit of a stinker online recently, only to be rudely clarified in the cold, hard light of the morning just what I’d tried to rush out. A few lessons there. One thing that has stood out, upon receiving sound feedback (sorry) is that when people speak, not all the mouth shapes are well defined – we’d look a bit pretentious if we enunciated all the sounds perfectly. To get better, I need to fully study, recognise and implement a number of skills
- What are the key accents that need to be more fully shaped out.
- What are the transitions that soften/dampen the overall shapes.
- Understand that the mouth does not always shut, or revert to a rested position between words and/or sentences.
So without further adieu, here’s my first full attempt. The first section could still do with calming down but overall, it’s a good start I think.