CG ANIMATOR Coaching
"We've had a number of artists come to ILM and show their work, but this is the first time I can remember where the content was so relevant to our work. I walked away with a much altered eye towards the potential of our work in the near future."
Industrial Light + Magic animator
How do you “coach” a better performance out of your digital actors?
Acting as an expression consultant for filmmakers and gamers, Gary Faigin shows how to accomplish exactly that. Bringing his 30 years of experience working with facial expression to the table, Faigin advises modelers at the initial stages of production as to critical areas of their characters that might enhance or detract from their expressive range, and helps insure that the resulting characters can effectively enact the emotions required.
Much later in the production process, Faigin offers detailed, hands-on critiques of particular expressions, using sketches and overlays placed directly on the animator’s screen to suggest the sort of “tweaks” that can spell the difference between an adequate result and a spectacular one. For relatively little time and effort, these late-in-the-game adjustments offer tremendous “bang for the buck”.
LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDYING
FACIAL EXPRESSION WITH FAIGIN:
> Facial Expression Lecture
> Facial Expression Demonstrations
>Facial Expression Workshop
See also: Meet the Educator
To contact Gary Faigin regarding CG animation consulting, please go here.