1 The Graduate School of Bionics, Computer and Media Sciences, Tokyo University of Technology (JAPAN)
2 The School of Computer Science, Tokyo University of Technology (JAPAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 8529-8538
ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.1965
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Animal exercise is a performance practice method created by Stanislavsky. Through the observation and imitation of animals, the actors show physical beauty and improve the appeal of the performance content. This training method has developed to the present and become a basic course for many college performance majors. This article summarizes the development process of animal exercise and the status quo of the application of animal exercise courses in universities in various countries. In the performance teaching of various colleges and universities, the training methods for animal exercise are different. The teaching level is also uneven, which seriously affects the students' understanding of performance and fails to complete subsequent performance courses.

We have analyzed and discussed the teaching methods and evaluation standards in the animal exercise courses, and in order to solve the problem of inconsistent teaching standards and students' introspection in the learning process that appeared in the animal exercise courses, solutions were proposed. We believe that animal exercise combined with movement transfer can provide students with an environment for introspection and better achieve teaching. Movement transfer refers to the transfer of the actions of one person in the video to another person. It uses human pose estimation and Generative Adversarial Nets. If we replace the people in the video with animals, we can move between people and animals, thus helping animal exercise courses break through the reach of a plateau.

The combination of artificial intelligence and drama has become a trend, and AI creation of songs and AI creation of scripts has become the work of many scientific researchers. However, no one has dabbled in the field of using artificial intelligence to strengthen drama education. The combination of animal exercise and motion transfer we proposed can provide researchers with new research ideas.
Animal exercise, movement transfer, performance course, teaching method.