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Lip Sync Tutorial - part 2 by basakward Lip Sync Tutorial - part 2 by basakward
Expanding on the concept of "Phrasing" in animating a lipsync, as well as some phoeneme mouth shapes!

Again, I emphasize this is all my opinion and how _I_ do my animations, which might not be the industry standard or whatnot.. This is just what works for me.

PART ONE: [link]
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:icongummydog:
gummydog Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice, this has really helped!
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Fabloo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh this is an old pic of yours but still very useful ^^
but i have a question, do you know what the mouth shape for R is? i can never seem to get it right, at least in a cartoony form. for example, when you say "far", what is the mouth shape? thanks ^^
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It's close to an "oo" shape, but the mouth is a little wider and I show more of the teeth.  Hope that makes sense.
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:iconfabloo:
Fabloo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
actually, that makes a lot of sense! i never thought of adding the teeth in myself XD
thanks so much ^^ this will help a lot : D
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:iconcooi:
CooI Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
life saver! Thank you so much 8D
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sweet!  Glad it helped!
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:icontwinkiedragon:
twinkiedragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You are a genius
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I wish. Haha!
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:iconcatman4fr:
catman4fr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This should work out beautifully! Can't wait to put it to use. Thanks for posting it!
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:iconkuzunari:
Kuzunari Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
cool and very detailed
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:iconchibiharuchans:
ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I saw this years back and I forgot to fav it xD

this is a pretty nifty tutorial :)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thanks very much!
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is extremely helpful for the assignment I'm doing right now! Thanks!! 8D it's awesome
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
glad you like it, and thanks for faving it!
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:iconweezielou:
Weezielou Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I think this will help me a lot in future projects. :D
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:iconsnazzamatazz:
snazzamatazz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
this rock-ssss :D
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
glad you like it! thanks for faving it!
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:iconthemuffalow:
TheMuffalow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
... This is amazing.

Thank you SO MUCH for this and the other tutorial. I'm just a high school student but I really want practice animation as soon as possible. This is going to be really helpful. :D
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
glad you like 'em..thank you for faving them!
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:iconmary-yasha:
mary-yasha Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
very helpful, thanks a bunch
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:iconmonacartonuda:
monacartonuda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Filmographer
This is a great reference, thankyou very much!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional Filmographer
hope it's helpful!
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BigOx2daBox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
thanks...that defenetly makes sense...I asked some of my friends and they said x-sheets also...its gonna be weird getting used to it since its so technical but...I gotta be a good animator...I was thinking of also maybe using flash and importing the sound...fuguring out how many frames the sound would last at 24 frames per second...maybe when I import the sound on flash and c how long it last there it can also give me a good Idea on how long(how many frames) itd problable last. Also it would show me the hight points of the sound...since flash shows a wav.thanks for the links they were a good help.
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BigOx2daBox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thanks Bro...this is really helpfull...I wanna ask how you can match the sound and timing when your doing the pencil test and not listening to the sound while its playing...cause in flash its easy...since you hear the sound while your animating that way its easy to get the timing...but when doing a penciltest you cant hear the sound until you get your tape into a computer with that DV machine....please help me obi one kanobi your my only hope
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basakward Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah, here's where you can find some blank x-sheet templates just in case you decide to go that route.

[link]

Check out the rest of the site too.. It's a real gem.
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basakward Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
There's a number of different methods. But the most standard in 2D animation is the use of x-sheets.

Here's a pretty good overview of using x-sheets:

[link]

Since you're familiar with flash, using x-sheets might come a little more easy to you.

But for me personally, I put the sound byte on my computer, and I use an animation software that plays the sound byte along an x-sheet for me (much like flash does) and I time out my dialogue using that.

The software I use is called Quickchecker

[link]

It's expensive, but it does a lot of the dirty work for you so you can focus more on animating. Pretty much all of my pencil tests were exported directly from Quickchecker.

Hope that helps. Good luck with your animation!
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Cee-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
i know that this was originally intended for animated works, but this will also help me quite a bit when i *someday* start on the comic that's in my head! :D
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basakward Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
great! glad it's helpful to you- thank you for the fav!
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:iconurbanmelon:
UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I seeeeee...so it's like this:

elephant=elfnt
monkey=mnkee
banana=buhnahnuh
favorite=favreet =D
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
That's it!.. thanks for the fav!
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:iconphantompanther:
phantompanther Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
I REALLY needed this! Thanks! It's awesome! :clap:

Sorry, I can't think of an advanced critique. ^^;
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Professional Filmographer
That's okay, glad it's helpful!
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Great work. Better than most animation books! Am doing a character animation project in uni and doing acting and performance over the next two weeks. That involves lip-sync, and this is a great help!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Great! There's a lot of good tutorials to be found here on deviant.. glad that you found mine useful.
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Davis190 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
nice.... now what would one do for a 'W'?
I'm trying to do this manually, as opposed to using this program I have.
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basakward Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional Filmographer
"w" would be the same as the "oo" I believe.
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:icondavis190:
Davis190 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
thank yooz! I used this to make a new animation of these dudes talking, 'The Prisoner' style! This tutorial really helped!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Cool, I'm glad it did! Looking forward to seeing more stuff from you!
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HyenaKlown Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
thank you so much
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AkiraShimada Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Good idea of leaving some letters from being drawn. I used to draw all letters, which made my characters seem to talk slower than the sound =P U=best
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:iconmc-johnstable:
Mc-Johnstable Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Crap, I was hoping there'd be an ''Rr'' image, damnnnnn
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005  Professional Filmographer
try the "oo" with a little bit of teeth.. And of course you can always use the trusty mirror.
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:iconmc-johnstable:
Mc-Johnstable Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
believe me i've tried the mirror.
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Filmographer
indeed, this remidns me ALOT of "the animator's survival kit" wich is a great book (and the reference in our classes) ... N i like this tutorial =)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, Animator's Survival Kit is my bible, so I'm not suprised if my tutorials are a little similar.. *l*
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CameronBurke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2005
Very helpful. I could really use this in the future. Great work!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Great! That's what I love to hear!
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