In an interesting Slate.com article (“How Does a Pixar Film Get Made”, March 18, 2015), long-time Pixar layout artist Craig Good provides the studio’s definition of animation like this: Bringing a character to life is an essential first step for performance animation, but Pixar’s definition of animation does not come close to describing how acting […]
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About Ed Hooks
ED HOOKS is a multi-faceted theatrical professional, respected as an actor, author and acting teacher. He has taught professional-level workshops and scene study in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. His stage, film and television credits include more than 100 roles.
Ed pioneered Acting for Animators in 1998 while working with the animators at PDI/DreamWorks in northern California. Since then he has presented his masterclass at most major animation studios and game companies internationally. Ed's book Acting for Animators, now in it's 3rd edition, is a required text for animators in training everywhere. Ed is a DeTao Master with the Beijing Masters Academy in China and a featured speaker at animation events around the world: FMX in Stuttgart, Germany, Animex in England, Siggraph, the Game Developers Convention and many more.