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TERM DATES: Jun 30, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
LEVEL: Advanced 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Character Performance
Facial Performance
Students tackle the demanding task of facial acting in more detail. Students learn to animate a line of dialogue with the main focus of the shot being the subtle emotional beats in the face. In Facial Performance students dig into the nuances of facial animation that will help you to understand how and why to build stronger facial poses. Explore how the face works as a whole unit and shape, and how the small pieces play a role in delivering subtle changes in the character's thoughts. Instructors dive deeper into facial acting, and demonstrate how strong facial acting infuses depth and personality into your characters.
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class time
Monday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Friday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 1:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Thursday 1:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Jason Behr
United States
Jason is a senior animator in the Cinematics Division at Gearbox Software. Prior to this recent position, he was a Lead Animator at Reel Fx Animation Studios and has been animating professionally for 13+ years. Throughout his career, Jason has worked on feature animation, VF...
Kim Leow
Kim Leow is a character animator based in BC, Canada. Her career began working in commercials before making the foray into features in 2012. She currently works as an animator for Pixar Animation Studios.
Tyler Mahn
United States
Tyler is a graduate of AnimSchool. He started at Sony Pictures Imageworks animating on Hotel Transylvania 4. Afterwards, Tyler went to Walt Disney Animation to work on the Disney+ short: Zootopia+ followed by the feature films: Strange World and WISH. Tyler has recently f...
Scott McWhinnie
Scott is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. He got his start at Moonbot Studios animating on short films, apps, and console games. Following a short stint at Blue Sky Studios on Rio 2 as a project hire, he worked as a 2D and CG animator at Brazen Animation. Sc...
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