Staging is the presentation of an idea so that it is completely and unmistakably clear.
For example, in a scene with plenty of action, the audience's eye will be drawn to an object at rest. Conversely, in a still shot, the eye will be drawn to the item in motion. The animator is saying, in effect, "Look at this, now look at this, and now look at this."
A personality is staged so that it is recognizable; an expression so that it can be seen;. A shy child would turn their eyes down, and slightly rotate their upper body away for the gaze of another child. The child's actions reveal the fact that he is shy. When staging a personality, it is useful to use characteristics that clearly define the character.
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