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Winter 2020: 3D Animation Program / Facial Performance
TERM DATES: Jan 5, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020
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
Friday 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Monday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Matthew Shepherd
Matt has accumulated 16 years of experience in television and feature animation. A diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology from NBCC allows Matt to utilize a 2d workflow when approaching 3d. Once we strengthen our eye for appeal and understanding of shape language; cle...
John Vassallo
John has contributed to almost two dozen feature films since he began in the animation industry in 2003. From cartoony to photo real his experience spans many different styles. He has worked for Disney, Rhythm and Hues, Animal Logic, Weta, MPC and is currently a lead animato...
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