Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cinematic Tension - Alfred Hitchcock

I wonder if this may be applicable somehow to a 200 frame animation sequence?

Or, as Corey might advise us, "Show them the banana peel!"

1 comment:

Frank said...

I discussed this with a person who has studied English Literature and their interpretation of Hitchcock's description was that he is talking about dramatic irony.

It can be explained one way by saying that the audience knows something about the scene of which the characters are unaware.

Quite a challenge for an actor or an animator to be aware of the "bomb under the table" in the script but to animate the character as unaware.