Sarah Perry

Acting and movement coach

Sarah Perry - Shapes in Motion

Sarah is a movement director, performance coach and practitioner working in film, TV, animation and theatre. She is the founder of Shapes in Motion and the coordinator of the recently formed MoCap Troupe. She recently worked as movement director for R&D project Creature with SDNA.TV and was the Movement Coach on Jupiter Ascending directed by The Wachowskis and on Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Sarah is frequently called in to work with various renowned VFX companies to assist their animation teams working on various projects, productions and characters, teaching Acting & Movement Analysis for Animators. Sarah has worked with Jellyfish Pictures, Framestore, MPC, Double Negative and Aardman and with character animators working on feature films that have included The Jungle Book, Guardians of the Galaxy, World War Z, John Carter, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader Visit her website for more information and feel free to join the mailing list to be kept updated on upcoming workshops and latest news.



Acting and movement analysis for animators

This workshop includes a combination of theory, discussion, observation and analysis and practical work, drawing influences from various acting styles and practitioners including Laban and Stanislavski, focusing on techniques particularly useful for the animator to consider. The techniques can be applied to both human and creature character animation.

In the first half of the workshop you are introduced to Laban Movement Analysis (the analysis of character in terms of body, effort, space and shape). Initially, we look at the physical life of characters, how people move, gesture, interact spatially with one another and generally physically behave, ranging from large postural movements to micro facial expressions. How does the body, using non verbal communication, tell a story? How and why do different characters react differently to situations and how is this manifested through the body?

In the second half of the workshop we look beyond the physical to consider the internal life of the character, and how this affects our character performance choices also. Understanding who your character is, where they are, how they feel… before making some rash character decisions.

Join us for this fun and informative workshop which will introduce and develop acting and character movement techniques and ideas which to facilitate your animation work.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move around in.

9.30am-4.30pm (lunch break 12.30pm - 1.30pm)
25 places

24 May 2017 | 09:30