Acting For Animators Master Classes with Ed Hooks at Ballyfermot College of Further Education


“The actor in an animation is the character on the screen, but it is the animator who must endow the character with the illusion of life.” – Ed Hooks.

Ed Hooks pioneered acting training specifically for animators and his Acting for Animators master class has been presented to tens of thousands of animators around the world.


From the 19th to the 22nd November next, Ed Hooks will visit Ballyfermot College of Further Education to deliver a series of master classes on ‘Acting For Animators’ to college animation staff/students and invited guests.


The Master Classes, which are supported by the Irish Film Board, will be delivered in the Anna Brett Hall, Ballyfermot College Media Building on the following dates and times:

Monday 19th November from 10-4pm – Acting for Animators Part 1

Tuesday 20th November from 10-1pm – Acting for Animators Part 2

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22ndNovember from 10-1pm – smaller group sessions with BA Animation students.


Ed Hooks

Ed Hooks is a multi-faceted theatrical professional, respected as an actor, author and acting teacher. He has taught professional-level workshops and scene study in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. His stage, film and television credits include more than 100 roles.

Since 1996, Ed created acting training specifically for animators, and his system is used by leading animation schools internationally. He is continually in demand as a guest lecturer and speaker at animation conferences. He has presented his master class at major festivals and major animation studios internationally, like Siggraph, FMX, Dreamworks, EA, Disney and Blue Sky.

Ed has also written a number of books and articles on the subject of acting for animators. And his book Acting for Animators, now in its 3rd edition, is a required text for animators in training everywhere.


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