... and the stories I am the most passionate about are those which possess memorable characters. While there are some truly amazing stories that are strictly plot-driven, I find myself attracted to the individuals within the narrative. Regardless of the medium or production value, a plot will not resonate with me unless I am fascinated by its players. As an animator, this is where I start, whether it be in my own work, or when collaborating with others. How would this character sit in an uncomfortable wicker chair? How do they hold their favorite drink? If they cough, do they bother to cover their mouth? When they enter into their home, what is the first thing they usually do? Can you tell when they are lying?|
The most compelling characters to me are ones whose back-stories are never exposed. When I work, I strive to reveal a character's history through how they move and act now.