Secondary Action – Enhancing the Shot
Often, the one idea being put over in a scene can be fortified by a subsidiary action within the body.
Secondary Actions will add richness to the scene, naturalness to the action, and a fuller dimension to the personality of the character.
The Illusion of Life, Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Secondary action is the motion in a scene that is supportive of the main action or statement; it is usually separate, although related to the primary motion. Its application in animation is most effective when it is considered alongside the primary motion and other secondary motions in providing ...