Acting for Animators: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation

Acting for Animators: A Complete Guide to Performance Animation

Paperback(Older Edition)



As a professional acting teacher hired to instruct animators, Hooks discovered that actors and animators apply the concepts of acting in opposite ways. Beginning with a short history of acting, Hooks shows how animators must work to expose the feelings and personalities of their characters to the audience, often employing acting no-no's such as "anticipation." Hooks provides numerous acting principles that can be applied to the production of animated characters. Topics include the audience, the character, speech, the camera, an acting analysis of The Iron Giant, and method acting. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325002293
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/20/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.57(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ed Hooks has been a respected acting teacher for three decades. In his work with animators, he has taught for many leading studios, including Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks/PDI, Electronic Arts, Rockstar, Will Vinton Studios, Valve, BioWare, Tippett Studio, Wild Brain, OddWorld Inhabitants, Microsoft (X-Box/Fasa Studio) and Sony Computer Entertainment America. In addition, he has been a featured speaker/teacher at many international animation conferences, festivals and schools. Hooks welcomes questions or comments-just email him at or visit his website:

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