Monday, September 04, 2006

..making myself sad to animate..



I have been making myself sad at work for these series of shots that I have to animate. Its amazing what you can pull from your past to make yourself sad for acting. I feel a little guilty using sad moments in life for a movie. Something in the back of my mind says its wrong..not sure. Thinking about deceased family ..etc...to make my performance look good...what do you think?

7 comments:

jert said...

sweet work, just found your blog from silver's link list.....love the rednecks

Young Vo said...

I think it is okay... to making a sincere performance. You're tapping into feelings to share an experience and hopefully evoke feeling from the audience. My 2 cents. Cool Blog.

LeSean Thomas said...

If you didnt pull from personal experiences to tell a story, none of it would have any life to it. Thats the true nature of the artist. one who can draw from personal experiences to express him/herself creatively.

you on the rigth track.

Just dont think about any bad strip club experiences. that's never good. lol.

Jamaal Bradley said...

yeah..thanks for the feedback Les and Young.. Just felt disrespectful for a second..especially since its work for someone else. thanks for the responses

Matt Williames said...

Hey man, it's your experiences and how you reinterpret them that makes your art special-- it might feel strange, but your not doing anything morally wrong. pull that thing out of you that will make the shots really special!

Jamaal Bradley said...

thanks matt..i guess everyone has a good point. Use what you know to make things seem believable....

Nancy said...

Hi Jamaal,
It's only necessary, as Lawrence Olivier once said, to "act".

You shouldn't try to act out too much animation, especially if you have characters jumping into fire, et cetera...