Chapter 3



Animation leads to performance and performance is at the heart of the story. The animator’s main aim should be to become invisible, leaving only the character and the performance behind.


In the previous chapter we looked at the issues and complexities of figurative animation and placed that type of dynamic action into a context within the four As of animation. While those aspects of animation covered in that chapter and the exercises set out were challenging, the subject of the chapter was clearly placed within the ‘animation’ level of the four As of animation. We looked at how all the motivation for the movement ...

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