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10 October 2008, 03:31 PM
started this lipsync Monday night trying to finish it to put on my reel, critiques needed and welcomed! (12MB)

10 October 2008, 06:36 PM
After all your lip shapes your going back to the "default mouth pose" when people speak they don't do this, trying holding the previous mouth shape until the next one starts, or find appealing shapes to hold in

10 October 2008, 10:48 PM
I would concntrate more on the pantemime at this early stage as opposed to getting the mouth shapes to be perfect. Try and act out the poses and convey what the characters are saying without lip movement. Mimic what the actors do, if you can go back and look at the movie. Specifically Meg Ryan's line, she has a very emotion face and usually overacts with her body movements.

I'm not talking about going all out with overacting, but definately giving the characters a bit more life would help.

Overall it's a great start. Keep going.

10 October 2008, 06:15 PM
thx for the critiques guys. yea a common thing i keep hearing about this one is that they seem to just be saying the lines and not really feeling them, back to stepped I go!

10 October 2008, 03:50 PM
here's an quick update (10MB)

10 October 2008, 05:20 PM
I think the biggest part of your performance with the dialogue you've selected is going to be in the eyes.

Checkout Carlos Baena's blog ( - he did a wrote a nice article on acting with the eyes this month - there is a lot of insightful information there that I think will really help your performance in this animation.

On the same note, have her hold her eye and head directions for the last line - I think the choice to have her look down at the end does not fit with the thoughts behind the speech. During the "no, no" portions, she sounds like she is reflecting on her life and present. Then she answers his question with what she has felt out though the reflection.

Just keep plugging along :)

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