We are thrilled to announce the first in our line-up of masterclasses for BFX 2018


Lois Van Baarle (Loish)

Loish is a freelance illustrator and animator located in Utrecht (the Netherlands). She is best known for her expressive character drawings and has commissioned work for clients such as Guerrilla Games and Youdagames. Lois will be holding a design masterclass in Bournemouth during the BFX Festival in illustration and concept art.


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.

Ed pioneered Acting for Animators in 1998 while working with the animators at PDI/DreamWorks in northern California. Since then he has presented his masterclass at most major animation studios and game companies internationally. Ed’s book Acting for Animators, now in its 3rd edition, is a required text for animators in training everywhere. Ed is a DeTao Master with the Beijing Masters Academy in China and a featured speaker at animation events around the world: FMX in Stuttgart, Germany, Animex in England, Siggraph, the Game Developers Convention and many more.

Ed will be holding two acting for animators masterclasses in Bournemouth during the BFX Festival.


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