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12 The Principles Of Animation - Streaight Ahead Action & Pose to Pose
There are mainly two approaches to animation that are used by Animators. The first approach mostly known as Straight Ahead Action, because the animation is actually working straight ahead and the second is the Pose to Pose method.
A scene is planned in advanced, than the animator would create a rough sketches that portrays the character's progress in his action; although the rough sketches will not be used in the real animation production, they serve as a guide for the character's width, height, position, attitude, relationship with the backgrounds and foregrounds.
They offer much control over the scene even though some animators feel that over-control leads to a still character that is not spontaneous and live. They say that 'An animator should discover the outcome just as his audience'.
Acting requires different approach than a matched background that is not moving and the character should do something with it. Acting requires the animator to plan his character's actions. For example, if a character seems unhappy, it would lower its shoulders, turn around, lower its head and walk slowly with a sad face. This must be done with a Pose to Pose method because each frame must be drawn carefully for maximum clarity, appeal to the audience.