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Acting for Animators [Kindle Edition]

Ed Hooks
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Book Description

Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved!



Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines, so is the use of acting theory in creating an animated character, scene or story. Acting for Animators is full of essential craft tips from an acting master.



New to this Routledge edition:



- scene-by-scene analyses of six films, including Up, Coraline and Kung Fu Panda


- an expanded chapter on video game animation


- all-new illustrations


- a 500 word history of acting



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1230 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WCV2HU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #461,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful, insightful and inspiring book. 25 Jan. 2015
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This is a powerful, insightful and inspiring little book. I direct/coach actors for video games and was drawn to the book as I am curious about the animator's perspective. I'm very glad I did.

Ed Hooks opens up the animators world magnificently. Ed takes you on a journey to the beating heart of the animators art and the essence of animation storytelling. The book is rich with fascinating stories, references, practical insight and ideas. I would recommend this as essential reading, not only for aspiring and practising animators but an essential for actors, directors and anyone who loves animation in any way.

It has left me with a far greater appreciation for the animator as well an arsenal of perspectives to apply in my work. I just wish I could draw.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are you an animator? You need this in your life! 18 Jan. 2013
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This book is full of interesting and vital information, advice and lessons about acting specifically for animators.

It looks at behaviour, gestures and really getting into the head of your character to help you produce better character animation. I bought this a while ago now for when I was on my Masters course and would recommend any animator of any level to get their hands on a copy too! Especially if you're animating characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any character animator! 12 Feb. 2012
By Hadleym - Published on Amazon.com
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Extremely helpful and easy to read, this is a must have for anyone interested in/or in the field of character animation. Be it for entertainment/film, gaming or advertising, this book is helpful for all. It includes scene by scene breakdowns of some great animated films and tells you what you should aim for, what works. It is a great product and I guarantee you'll love it.
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CHARACTER 29 July 2013
By Diego Souza - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very important for who is just starting or for who is already in business for awhile.
Sometimes we're worried too much with body mechanics, arcs, timing, etc.. and we forget about the most important, THE CHARACTER! The character and telling the story are the reason of animating after all, your animation must work accordingly. The books helped me a lot with mindset to approach it wisely.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Ed Hooks 24 Mar. 2014
By Alexander OBrien - Published on Amazon.com
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Great read, and opens up a lot to think about in regards to acting in animation. The writing is easy to follow, and Ed Hooks inserts a lot of his personality and humor into the reading which helps the reader feel involved making this book more of a class rather than simply another book.
5.0 out of 5 stars biased review since I attended the author's lecture on the subject 28 Dec. 2013
By Michael A Cuevas - Published on Amazon.com
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Ed Hooks is a wonderful guy that really knows his stuff when it comes to this particular field of study. His lecture basically covers his book but is worth hearing him tell stories about the studios he's visited and the people he meets. For a deep dive, I recommend students to follow up his book with a book on body language that law enforcement use. I forget the name but it's here on Amazon as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars problem 9 Aug. 2013
By edgar - Published on Amazon.com
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hi i believe i can download it to pdf because i dont have kindle , my mistake , in the web page of the product says pdf version but when i buy it, it results to be a kindle version
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