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Fall 2020: 3D Animation Program / Facial Performance
TERM DATES: Oct 4, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
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 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Michael Jahnke
Michael is a Senior Animator at Electronic Arts. He started animating 2004 and has had 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 fun projects he has been ...
Rik Schutte
Rik Schutte is a lead animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks and known for his work on Smallfoot, and Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. Started as a freelance animator in the Netherlands working on numerous commercials, animated shorts and feature films. Currently working 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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