10: Lip Sync

  • Homework crits. 
  • Q&A on ASK final
  • Lip Sync:  Without inflection or emotion we can breakdown lipsync into two basic properties.  See Keith Lango's "Principles for Lipsync Animation" for more. Try this animation Tips and Tricks post on Lipsync. Also see this little bit on phonemes.
  • Open/Close:  The first basic property of lipsync.  The jaw opens and closes to make and release sounds.
  • Wide/Narrow:  The second basic property of lipsync.  the lips spread wide and narrow to alter those sounds.
  • Different Techniques:

Also see Tyson Ibele's layered approach to animation.


  • Finish a "change in thought." 150-250 frames. Deliver quicktime movie