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Workshop at Animex International Film Festival

Ed Hooks "Acting for Animators"

Ed, author of Acting for Animators and
Acting in Animation: A look at 12 Films, has been a theatre professional for three decades and teaches acting to both animators and actors. He has taught
at most major feature animation and game studios, including Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Sony, Microsoft (X-Box/Fasa Studio), Lucas Learning,
Midway Games, Animal Logic, Electronic Arts,
Valve Software and Oddworld Inhabitants. In addition, Ed has taught internationally at many known film schools worldwide.

Workshop at Animex International Film Festival

Mark Walsh (PIXAR)

After high school, Mark headed to the California Institute of Arts to learn to be an animator. He also created several of his own short cartoons, including Extra Crispy, a Student Emmy Award winner of 1997. Upon graduating, Mark joined a little known company called PIXAR and discovered a crazy family of fellow actors, puppeteers, stuntmen, and the like. At PIXAR, Mark lent his talent as an animator, storyboard artist, and character developer on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monster's Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.