Acting for Animation Workshop held for BSc (Multimedia and Animation) and other students
An intensive workshop on Acting for Animation was held for 3D Animation Students of BSc 3rd year on 21st July 2011.
It was based on developed methodologies and techniques used by Renowned Trainer – Neeraj Kabi, who has trained around 350 professional animators in the art of acting at Mumbai’s biggest animation studios- CREST ANIMATION STUDIOS, TATA ELXSI, RHYTHM & HUES and PAPRIKAAS [Bangalore],
Workshop was conducted by Animation Artist and Faculty Parminder Singh, who personally got trained from Neeraj Kabi.
The students participating clearly felt the magical effect within the first few minutes. Within 2 hours they were into the effect of the scientific technique used in it, and started getting transported into other time and emotion.
Exercises included – Mind-Body, Mind-Emotion, Breath-Body-Mind-Face-Voice, Transporting to another time using action memory, Travelling into another creature’s mind and becoming that creature using perceptual memory.
Also during the workshop they got to learn the face exercises that all actor or animators using their face as reference must do daily. Gesture study of facial expression was also an important aspect.
Then there were more high end exercises for characterization. Wherein methodologies of chanting were used. Within this the Drunkard exercise actually produced all attributes of drunkard in all the acting students. It took around half an hour to bring them back to normal.
The last show of Street Fight joined all the exercises to create a performance that anybody watching would find it to be performed by professional actors.
Within one day all animation students got a hang of impulse that should be generated for any performance which is the most essential part to create living performance in animated character.
“After this workshop, whatever doubts I had about acting, got totally resolved. We came to know while attending this workshop, what is the difference between Natural acting and Theatrical acting.
Got informed about those shortcoming at personal level which I could not have learnt from any book.
We came to know what characterization is and what it takes to absorb and represent a character.
All in all it was great and entertaining experience. Thank you Arena for providing us such a great Workshop” – Anurag Shandilya (BSc 3rd year)
“In one Act, I started actually crying while doing acting. I myself was unable to know what was happening to me. I came to know a lot about myself also.. Thanks to everyone, Parminder Sir, Arena and my friends…” – Nitin Doda (BSc 3rd year)
..gained lots of knowledge about how the acting is done in animation as well as in real life… I came to know about different types of characterization techinques..” – Divya (BSc 3rd year)
” I am feeling a big change in myself after attending this acting workshop. Thank you Arena” – Varinder (BSc 3rd year)
“I learnt very important thing for acting, that acting is not fake. Acting is that which is original, if the soul of actor is not in the character it is not a good actor..” – Ramandeep Ashal
“Its a awsome experience of this workshop… It reduces my tensions, take my mind to clear track of my life… I want that this same session will again take place in future..” – Tejasvi (BSc 3rd year)
“I learnt so much from this workshop. I am very glad to be part of it….we did lots of things, acting scene, action, games and all the things really enjoyed… Lots of things learnt from him..” – Shubham Saini (BSc 3rd year)