Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks Playlist

Interviews from FMX 2012 and FMX 2010 with Ed Hooks, Acting for Animators.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2012 Part 1

Ed talks about the difficulty of "acting" in performance capture and virtual production environments. Part 1.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2012 Part 2

Ed talks about the acting performances on some recent films, the push for photorealism and the persistent issue of the "uncanny valley." Part 2 of 2.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2010 - Part 1

Ed talks about the importance of teaching acting to animators, why animators need to study acting and how the studios are much more in tune to how characters “act” in their animated films.

Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks at FMX 2010 - Part 2

Ed talks about his favorite animated films of the last year as well as how motion capture and stereoscopic 3-D technology used in films like Avatar impacts the acting performance.