For the fifth artefact i wanted to take everything i had learned in the previous artefacts regarding performance, animation and staging, and write my own piece and produce this without the influence of sound/dialog as a starting point. Using the Chaplin/Wisdom silent comedy as influence, my intention was to create a piece that would communicated a convincing performance - and in response to my research question, a convincing lie.
The focus group response was positive. The important reaction that i was looking for was the laughter during the gags. For me, this is evidence that the piece was being engaged with, meaning that the performance and believability was successful. For this piece i was concentrating on timing and spacing, particularly between pose to pose - with clarity in the story telling poses, and focusing on weighting and curves of the motion. I also animated both characters solidly all the way through, total frames of 2850. However there was feedback on some elements which will need more development.