Interviews from FMX 2012 and FMX 2010 with Ed Hooks, Acting for Animators.
Professional Spotlight: Ed Hooks Playlist
Ed talks about the difficulty of "acting" in performance capture and virtual production environments. Part 1.
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.
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.
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.