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Blogs The Younger the Audience, the More Obvious the Performance

By Ed Hooks | Monday, August 23, 2010 at 8:27am

Most major animated feature films today are designated “Family” films. But a family is comprised of a number of individuals of different ages and life experiences. Is there really such a thing, really, as a “Family” film? After all, Walt Disney did not make “Family” movies like those we see today. He made movies for kids, and then charmed the adults into coming also. Ed Hooks takes a look at these issues and how they impact on performance animation.

Blogs Why Do You Animate?

By Ed Hooks | Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 8:39am

The decision to be a professional artist is unlike any other. There is no single well-trod path to success and, anyway, how is success measured when it comes to an art? Is it a dollar amount? Is an animator who worked on, say, “Up” more successful than one who worked on, say, “Waltz with Bashir” or “Triplets of Belleville” or the game “Fable II”?Or perhaps you consider animation to be a craft more than an art? Why do you animate?

Blogs Welcome to Ed Hooks – Acting for Animators

By Ed Hooks | Friday, June 25, 2010 at 5:27pm

Ed Hooks kicks off his expert blog on AWN by talking a bit about the genesis of his work teaching acting to animators as well as inviting readers to pose questions or comment about their experiences dealing with subjects like the connections between thinking, emotion and physical action.

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