Facial Mechanics | CG Master Academy

Facial Mechanics

A 10 week course for you to learn how to animate the entire face to show the interior life of your character

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Course Overview

Time for a close up

Time for a close-up! Through a vast range of expressions, performance and animation in a character’s face reveal emotion and character to effectively tell the story and give the audience a truer sense of a character’s interior life. This course is about the practical nuts and bolts of how to properly animate eyes (variety of blinks, darts, pupils), brows, and mouth phonemes.  Students will also create expression tests and learn how to make the entire face work correctly together using a simple rig of a face with no hands. Targeted assignments will help students develop the acting chops required to create unique and memorable facial animation shots. The goal is to create a strong understanding of facial mechanics and a keen awareness of acting choices.


Facial Mechanics WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021




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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

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Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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