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Ed Hooks

Ed Hooks Ed pioneered a method of teaching acting theory to animators instead of stage actors, and he defined his approach in his book Acting for Animators. He has taught for many companies, including Disney Feature Animation (Burbank, Orlando and Sydney, Australia), DreamWorks/PDI, Lucas Learning, Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures, Epic Games, 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 instructed at Ringling School of Art and Design, Florida and has taught at Ohio State University, Nanyang Polytechnic Institute in Singapore, Filmakademie Baden-W├╝rttemberg in Ludwigsburg Germany and HFF in Potsdam. He was a featured instructor at Animex 2001 - 2006 and at FMX 1999 - 2007 in Stuttgart and SAND/2003-2007 in Swansea, South 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. Ed's newest book is Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films. You can learn more about his work by visiting his websites, http://ActingForAnimators.com and www.edhooks.com.