Shakespeare Micro-Short Project Part 3

Caliban is referred to as “moon-calf” in the play as an expression of a foolish person. I thought it would be interesting to take the terms literal meaning as an abortive foetus. I visited Darwin’s Spirit Collection in the Museum of Natural History to have a look at the specimens they had there and did some sketching.

Since watching King Kong I was keen to see Andy Serkis at work, the guy is a genius when it comes to facial expression and body acting and putting a performance over believable animal behaviour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XonxHXxlKnw

I also took Shelley’s advice to look at David Tennant, especially for facial acting, if im trying to pull off a lot with just the two characters exchanging looks in my animation. He really has one of the most expressive faces on television. His performance as Hamlet really blows me away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY-QL_HJBCc

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