CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

GIVING LIFE TO YOUR CHARACTERS

STAGE 1

Character Development

A thorough insight of the character's psychological make-up and backstory to create the behaviour and locomotion. How a character thinks about themselves and the world around them is the backbone of a character's development.

STAGE 2

Locomotion Design

At this stage, we design the physicality and locomotion of the character.
A member of our performance team will create reference material to be approved before the production stage.

STAGE 3

Performance

With the character's development completed, we provide the actors needed for the roles or have our performance team coach/supervise the cast throughout the rehearsal and shooting stage. 

THE THEORY 

Our backstory is the backbone of who we are. Where we are from, how we were raised, and who raised us, plays a significant role in the development of our personality and intentions. It also contributes to how we physically move.

The
Backstory

The
Idle/Posture

Our anatomy, physiology and our psychology will determine our idle/posture. Someone who is very confident and secure within themselves will have a different idle/posture compared to someone who is fearful of life. 

Our psychology is the primary factor of our
self-esteem, the perception we have of the world and how we navigate through it.
It is the creator of our behaviour and our personal choices.

We are judged by our behaviour, which gives an overview of our psychology and the kind of actions we may express or engage in.

The
Breath cycle 

The
Psychology

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The
Sound

Character artwork by
Teema Hartikainen

The
Behaviour

The
Locomotion

How we inhale and exhale can be a reflection of our current mental and physical state.  We always move in alignment with our breath. Therefore, the breath cycle is an important part of the process for designing the character's locomotion.

Just like the breath, the sound of our vocalisation can reveal our current mental and physical state. It can also reveal our intentions, current mood, attitude and emotion.

Our locomotion, how we move, is a make-up of all the previous stages. It is a physical reflection of the mental world and must be in line with the anatomy, idle and breath cycle. 

THE PRACTICAL 

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1. Locomotion Design

2. Create Reference Material
Of Character's Locomotion

3. Train Cast / Provide Actors

4. Supervise Performance On
Shoot Dates