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Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
16 August 2012 03:29
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It's basically a set of motor skills.

I think the most reliable method would be to follow the example of actors, which is to learn the muscular movements in the various parts of your face (and sometimes other parts of the body) and then practice them until you can reproduce all the expressions you've learnt, and in time subtly vary them.
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16 August 2012 03:33
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If the OP is wanting to go 'hardcore' with this I'm wondering if the Alexander Technique is worth looking at?
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16 August 2012 04:16
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Quote from skymouse
It's basically a set of motor skills.

I think the most reliable method would be to follow the example of actors, which is to learn the muscular movements in the various parts of your face (and sometimes other parts of the body) and then practice them until you can reproduce all the expressions you've learnt, and in time subtly vary them.




Will sure give it a go? Thanks
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If the OP is wanting to go 'hardcore' with this I'm wondering if the Alexander Technique is worth looking at?



Whats that? hehe
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Whats that? hehe



To be honest I haven't a clue but many actors and singers use it (it's all about muscle relaxation and control I believe)

I mention this as G-Man (from the Half-Life video games) was based on Alexander Technique practitioner Frank Sheldon (mentioned HERE).  The 'making of' book of the game shows how the game's creators took video and stills of Frank's face running through cycles of facial expressions to enable the programmers to maniuplate the character's face to recreate moods and expressions as demonstrated here
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16 August 2012 09:35
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"that far off look" - studying that is easy, just look at ballet dancers they do it perfectly and look beautiful. xx



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16 August 2012 12:33
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To be honest I haven't a clue but many actors and singers use it (it's all about muscle relaxation and control I believe)



I mention this as G-Man (from the Half-Life video games) was based on Alexander Technique practitioner Frank Sheldon (mentioned HERE).  The 'making of' book of the game shows how the game's creators took video and stills of Frank's face running through cycles of facial expressions to enable the programmers to maniuplate the character's face to recreate moods and expressions as demonstrated here



Cheers ill have to look into that
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Bobby D Foto is off-lineGold Member
16 August 2012 13:02
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go to this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HvqyOe6vsM 

That should give you pretty much any expression you'll ever need!

Best wishes,

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18 August 2012 14:53
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Learn to develop a mood mentally in your head. Your expressions should then reflect that mood and as a consequence look convincing. A decent photographer should be able to help you develop the required mood.



+1


I have long been giving this advice to models.  It is equally as effective as an aid to getting the requested pose 'right.'  The inner thoughts translate into body language almost automatically.

How can a shot work if you are sitting on a sharp, hard, pointed rock with the thought going though your head is, "How much longer ? this hurts!"  and the photographer calls hor a happy smile ?



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