Hi everyone! I made this animation in Maya, and I've used the Norman rig.
This animation is based on a little story: This guy Mr. Norman Bates is totally psychotic! Or you can call him a retard. His mom died some time ago (he killed her), and he is keeping her body, and believes that she is still alive! Now check out what he has to say about his mom. He thinks that she is just not quite herself today!
And here's the pipeline of this animation: 1) I spent some time listening to the sound file 2)I determined the personality of the character 3)I acted out the character in front of a mirror 4)I imagined and thumbnailed the whole scene 5)I blocked in key poses 6)converted to linear 7)retimed and made the breakdowns 8)shuffled the keyframes to loosen up a bit 9)Added lip-sync and facial expressions 10)converted to spline 11)added secondary motions and overlaps 12)fixed the f-curves as needed, created the lights, 13) Playblast!!