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Winter 2022: 3D Animation Program / Facial Performance
TERM DATES: Jan 2, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
LEVEL: Advanced 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Character Performance
3. 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
Tuesday 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Daniel Ceballos
Daniel is currently an Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks, working on "Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)". After learning to "animate" on Microsoft PowerPoint at the age of 8, he went on to become a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where he majo...
Michael Jahnke
Michael is a Senior Animator at Skybox Labs currently working on Halo Infinite. Animating since 2004 he has a wide range of experience working on commercials, games, VFX and Cartoony Movies, at studios like Sony Imageworks, Prime Focus, Image Engine and EA. Some of the proj...
Ricky Renna
United States
Ricky is an animator currently working for Activision Blizzard, and a graduate of both Ringling College of Art & Design (BFA) and The School of Visual Arts (MFA). He discovered his passion for animation growing up playing lots of video games and watching all the classics on ...
Anand Somasundaran
Anand fell in love with animation because it was a medium that combined two of his favourite things drawing and film-making. He has been working as an animator on feature films since 2009 and has worked at studios such and Rhythm and Hues, Industrial Light and Magic and is c...
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