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Spring 2018: 3D Animation Program / Facial Performance
TERM DATES: Apr 1, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
LEVEL: Advanced 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Character Performance
3. Facial Performance
Students tackle the demanding task of facial acting in more detail. You
will 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
you will dig into the nuances of facial animation that will help you to
understand how and why to build a facial pose a certain way.

Learn when and why to draw the audience in tighter. 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 will dive deeper into facial acting, and demonstrate why
strong facial acting is important to infuse depth and personality into
your characters.
critique time *
class time
Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Hans Dastrup
United States
Hans is currently a Supervising Animator at DreamWorks Animation where he animated on the Kung Fu Panda movies, The Croods, and Boss Baby. He started his career in 2003 at Blue Sky Studios, working on several films including Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 2 and 3, and Robots. H...
Thom Roberts
United States
Thom is a senior animator at Blue Sky Studios and has been animating professionally for over 10 years. He has worked on a wide range of productions including fully animated features, visual effects films, and commercial productions. Before joining the animation department at...
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