2017 Workshops

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Acting & Character Movement for Animators

Description of event:

Date: Saturday 7th October 2017
Time: 10.00 – 16.00
Place: Bay View Suite, BIC, Bournemouth
Capacity: 18
Ticketing: £35 professional and £25 student
Age Restriction: 18 years +

An introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (the analysis of character in terms of body, effort, space and shape) this can be used for human and creature animation work. Training the eye to acutely observe and then to practically take on board a range of physical qualities, so as to develop characters and create. This workshop will encourage an understanding of character from the outside – in and the power of physicality in storytelling.  We shall look at big character types, but also understand subtle postural and gestural performance choices too. The class will be a combination of theory, practice, games/exercises, play and group work. Fun, yet informative. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in.

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry is an acting & movement coach, movement director and tutor.  Sarah is the founder of Shapes in Motion and founder of the ‘MoCap Troupe’: a group of Actors & Physical Performers who Sarah co-ordinates specialising in Motion Capture & Creature Performance. Sarah’s career has offered her many varied opportunities and experiences working in; film, TV, theatre, commercials, motion capture, fashion and higher education. Through Shapes in Motion Sarah has worked with VFX companies such as; MPC, Double Negative, Framestore, Jellyfish Pictures and Aardman and with character animators working on feature films that have included; The Jungle Book, Gravity, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Nania: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, John Carter, World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy. Sarah’s film credits as a movement coach include; ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

Shapes in Motion offers training programmes and workshops to the VFX industry and independent animators. Visit www.shapesinmotion.com and feel free to join the mailing list to be kept updated on upcoming workshops and latest news

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