Author & Actor
Ed Hooks is the author of Acting for Animators (Heinemann, revised 2nd edition 2003) and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films. He has been a theatre professional for three decades and teaches acting to both animators and actors.
Ed has taught for many companies, including Disney Feature Animation (Burbank, Orlando and Sydney, Australia), 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, Electronic Arts (LA),Scanline Productions (Munich Germany) and Crystal Dynamics. He has twice taught 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 and HFF in Potsdam.
He was a featured speaker at FMX '99, '02 and '03 in Stuttgart and SAND/2003 and '04 and '05 in Swansea, Wales. Ed has also twice taught at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and was a 2003 visiting artist at Victorian School of Film and Television in Melbourne, Australia. He also has been a featured speaker at the Game Developers Convention and SIGGRAPH. You can learn more about Ed and his work by visiting http://ActingForAnimators.com and http://www.edhooks.com.