Rule: Head turn, eye movement, and appeal
• Animate the head and eyes in a natural manner.
• Interpret meaning in eye movements.
• Be able to animate eyelids in a naturalistic way.
• Express emotion by animating the head, eyes, eyelids, and eyebrows.
Although your characters can express quite a bit through the movement of their body, much of the emotional expression is going to come through the head. In a medium or close-up shot, the audience’s attention is focused on the face. They look for the character’s reactions and interpret emotional ...