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Spring 2021: 3D Animation Program / Facial Performance
TERM DATES: Apr 4, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
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
Monday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Martin Esnaola Scotto
Martin was born in Argentina, raised in Spain and lived in England, France and now Canada. He started in TV doing graphic designs for Real Madrid TV, then moved onto videogames and finally made his debut in features with “Planet 51”. He then went to Paris to work on Monster ...
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...
Garrett Shikuma
United States
Garrett has been a Senior Animator at Blue Sky Studios for over 12 years working on such films as Spies in Disguise, Ferdinand and the Ice Age franchise. In addition to his work at Blue Sky, Garrett has been teaching animation since 2010. He has taught online classes, as w...
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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