Thomas & Ollie Johnston, June 2003
1. Is the character doing what the director wants in the
2. Is the character doing only one thing at a time?
3. Is the character putting over the story point in the
scene you are doing?
4. Is the character acting as if there is something going
on in his mind?
5. Does the character appear to be doing something on his
6. Can the audience tell what the character is thinking?
7. How does what the character is doing effect what the
audience is thinking?
8. Does the character have appeal?
9. Is it passionate? Is passion going into the drawing and
coming out of the character?
10. Is it the simplest way to do it?
11. Have you made small story sketches of one important
character to be sure everything is working before you make a lot of
12. Would any one else besides your mother like what you have
|See if you can
tell what the character is thinking and feeling in this
short stop action animation created by Frank in 1985 with a Macintosh
| Try watching
this short animation we created in 2002 with an eye towards what each
character is thinking and feeling.