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My name is Gilles Charbonneau

I am a long time 2d animator and I would like to share with you some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years by posting tutorials and articles on this blog.


Head turn with dialogues

Hello everyone, Third video tutorial for my Anime Studio blog.

In this tutorial I show a simple, but yet effective way to make a head turn with dialogues in Anime Studio.

The part in Anime Studio has no narration, but I think it is self explanatory.

If you have any questions, please ask away!

You can find the work files head turn with



  1. Thanks Gilles
    Very helpful. Especially seeing you doing little tricks outside of the box such as making the head smaller for a few seconds was new to me, but it certainly helps the overall look. You must spend quite some time making these tutorials. I really appreciate them.

  2. Thanks Paul.

    I also could have gone further by lowering the eyes, nose and mouth on some fames and do a bit of point animation, but I only wanted to show that you can go a long way with just a bit of layer animation.

  3. I love workflow demos! And I love the good economy of the animation in this shot! Using so few keys it clearly demonstrates the importance of getting your accents right.

    I hope you will do more of this kind of demos in the future... it would for example be very interesting to see how you attack a more physical full body shot using the same limited animation mindset.
    Keep going! :-)

  4. Really useful technique.. I've always assumed you need to draw all the inbetweens but seeing you distort and stretch instead works really well.


  5. Thanks Hans and Sven, I always thought that the best approach is to use as little as possible to achieve the goal.

    I do not agree with all the complicated rigs peoples are developing all over, I believe in keeping it simple.