Don’t make me regret posting this clip

Don't make me regret sparing your life.

I’ve been working on this lipsync test for a few days now, but this is the first time I’ve managed to get it to look semi-not-embarrassing. Ebon still needs some blinks and other tweaking, but I think I can live with it. Now to tackle Monk’s half of the conversation—he’s looking a little stiff.

I originally chose to start my lipsync work with this line of dialog because it’s one of the shortest, but now that I’ve scrubbed through the entire piece a few times, I can see that this shot is where most of my “acting” revisions will need to be focused. The lipsync work generally only takes a couple of days—it’s the accompanying expressions and gestures that really tax my abilities as an animator.

Anyway, here’s the clip:

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