Giving commands to a hired character doesn’t have to be a headache. Whether you’re using a character in a film, video game, or digital animation, finding the right way to move them into action doesn’t have to be intimidating. Read on to uncover and explore the tips and techniques for effective characters commandment.
Crafting Clear Character Commands
To give a clear command to a hired character, you should first craft each command with precision. Character commandment should come from a place of detailed understanding. Think of the character’s dimensions, abilities, and purpose in the plot, and craft clear, actionable commands with that in mind. Ask yourself:
- What is the action and where is it taking place?
- What direction and timeline is the plot taking?
- What movement do you anticipate from the character?
This ensures your character commands are mapped out with intention, giving the best possible direction.
Utilizing the Power of Direction
Once you’ve crafted your commands, you can utilize the power of direction to bring them to life. Consider how to bring the commands to life in a busy scene. Directors can often become overwhelmed when trying to bring a scene together with numerous characters and actions. Avoid this crutch by amplifying the context within the commands. Focus on where you want the energy to be direct and be creative. Is the character’s action meant to punctuate a phrase? Does it carry shame, happiness, neutrality? Utilizing directions that go beyond actions creates an added layer that brings the scene to life.
Adding nuance to the commands can bring new depth and understanding to the story.
Delivering Effectively for Smooth Control
Once you’ve crafted your commands and added the details, delivering them effectively can be the final touch. Voice inflection and intonation can significantly affect how your commands are received. Speak with confidence, but not in a way that belittles or intimidates the character. It’s important to understand the voice of the characters and speak from a place of understanding, like a coach guiding a team.
It can also be effective to break commands up into smaller chunks for characters with multiple lines or complicated motions.
Giving clear commands to a hired character does not have to be a complicated process. By crafting each command with precision, utilizing the power of direction and delivering effectively, you can fast-track your process and give the character the tools they need to access the scene with smooth control.
Effective control of a hired character requires precision, depth, and understanding. With the right approach, you can find the right words and zest to motivate and guide your cast with confidence. It all starts with crafting clear commands and becomes a rewarding journey of discovery when performing in a production.