Staging

Staging  in animation refers to setting the scene in a way that makes the idea completely clear to the viewer.

It how the animator controls where the viewer is looking and can apply to acting, timing, setting and the angle/ position of the camera all of which provide context for objects within the animation.

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Cartoon Network (Rebecca Sugar) – Steven Universe

There are three main aspects of staging which can be seen in the GIF above:

  • Characters and objects should have strong silhouettes to more quickly understand them
  • The environment should be interesting, without drawing attention away from the characters
  • Objects, and actions and major actions should be presented one at a time in order to prevent confusion.

 

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