Introduction to Red Hat Recipes

Welcome to the Red Hat Recipes

Red Hat recipes are dedicated to acting. Understanding poses and expressions will bring your character to life.

Character acting is essential in helping your audience care about your movie. Some of the best performances in movie history come from animated characters (yet nobody gives an animator an academy award for best actor).

Think about it.

When a character gives a great performance in an animation, the animator is inventing the performance the audience enjoys using the same rules you are learning here at Animating Kids! 

So as animators we have to be an actor AND an animator at the same time. So we introduce some basic ideas about poses, emotions, and facial expressions to get you started.

The Red Hat recipes show you how to make your character "feel", by combining the principles and concepts from earlier recipes.