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Flash Cinematic Techniques by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 2

Get into Character

The key to an effective story is the appeal of its characters. Characters come in all shapes and sizes. Creating a unique and compelling character often begins with a distinct look. This chapter explores character design and how to effectively incorporate different visual styles in Flash.

Casting the Characters

Shaping Up

Adopting Stereotypes

Exaggerating Personality

Assembling the Cast in Flash

What is your character going to look like? The answer is completely up to you. Character design is an art form unto itself. As you read in Chapter 1, there are different artistic directions that can be used in Flash. This chapter is not going to promote one specific direction to follow over another. Instead, let’s look at ...

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