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WATCH: Ed Hooks Talks the Need for Better Acting in Animation at FMX 2017

The well-known and insightful acting coach and author discusses the fundamental principles of acting in animation, how acting intersects with performance capture as well as common acting mistakes.

With FMX 2017 just finishing up May 5th in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN – FMX 2017 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch for all the new AWN - FMX 2017 interviews as they are posted on AWN's YouTube Channel, as well as the complete collection of AWN - FMX Professional Spotlight videos.

In this interview, Ed Hooks, veteran acting for animation coach and author, discusses the fundamental principles he teaches in acting for animation, how the acting process intersects and relates to motion-capture and performance capture, the importance of proper placement of eye blinks, as well as the most common mistakes animators often make with how their characters act.

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