Author & Actor
Ed Hooks is the author of "Acting for Animators" (Heinemann, revised 2nd edition 2003). He has been a theatre professional for three decades and teaches acting to both animators and actors.
He has taught for many companies, including Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks/PDI, Lucas Learning, Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures, Microsoft ( X-Box/Fasa Studio), Will Vinton Studios, Valve, Midway Games, Big Idea, BioWare, Tippett Studio, Wild Brain, OddWorld Inhabitants, Mondo Media, Scanline Productions (Munich Germany) and Crystal Dynamics. He is a yearly guest instructor at Ringling School of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida) and has taught at Ohio State University, Nanyang Polytechnic Institute in Singapore, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg Germany, The National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield and HFF in Potsdam.
He was a featured speaker at FMX '99 and '02 in Stuttgart and SAND/2003 and 2004 in Swansea, Wales. He has twice taught at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and was a 2003 visiting artist at Victorian School of Film and Television in Melbourne, Australia. You can learn more about Ed's work by visiting his web sites, http://ActingForAnimators.com and http://www.edhooks.com.