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If you didn’t know Ed Hooks before, you will LOVE him after hearing this interview! In part 2, we cover a lot of ground and there are great insights to the animation industry with Ed’s perspective. Some tidbits: Digital and Live Action are coming together… Be Entrepreneurial. Best advice – think globally… Actors have a license to stare – and see people for what they really are!
Are those in the MOCAP suits Actors or not? How should they be paid? It’s all up for grabs right now. Digital has changed the landscape of payments. Digital and live action are coming together. Animators are having the exact same ideas as actors.
Be Entrepreneurial. Think globally. The movie Chico & Rita was produced by a Barcelona Spain company but was actually created by companies in 11 different countries coordinated via Spain. The production model is changing. It’s as big as when sound entered films! You can work with anyone, anywhere. Ed works all over the world and shares his China experience as a ‘Master’ and how he had to invent again, to break thru the culture walls.
Then - WHY is that Iron Giant (from the movie) piggy bank in Ed’s closet and why is it his favorite thing in there? Guilty pleasures, best childhood friends and Shamans.
Ed Hooks is a 30 year acting professional and has pioneered acting training specifically for animators. His books Acting for Animators and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films have become standard texts at animation schools all over the world. Learn more at www.EdHooks.com and sign up for Ed’s newsletters.
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Hollywood actor Jim Meskimen’s interview continues today. We discuss 3 important topics: The Human Voice, MOCAP and HAIRY FINGERS.
Jim deconstructs the human voice from his view as an actor, impressionist and audiobook director and the nuance of isolating key elements to recreate a real person or create a new character. MOCAP – its effect and challenges. And Spandex. And your joints! Then last but not least – HAIRY FINGERS and FINGER WIGS, which you can only understand if you listen!
He’s been called “Comedy’s Impressions Genius”. Jim Meskimen is an accomplished actor, improviser and voice artist whose work is well-known to TV and film and gaming audiences. He has worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films including Apollo 13 (1995), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). His mother is Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Marion Ross of "Happy Days" iconic fame.
VO artist LoveThatRebecca aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh is your host and producer of Love That VoiceOver. Connect with Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaMichaels and @LoveThatVO, on her FaceBook page Rebecca Michaels, and at her website www.LoveThatRebecca.com or www.LoveThatVoiceover.com.