Close Up Facial Acting in Animation

Watch the complete recordings from Kevin Nguyen in this LIVE course. Learn an in-depth crash course on close up in facial acting, from the chest up to the head. Understand core concepts of acting in live-action and how it applies to animation.

*Streaming courses do not include assignments, teacher feedback, or certifications.


Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Intro with Kevin Nguyen

  2. 2
    • Class 1 recording

  3. 3
    • Class 2 recording

  4. 4
    • Class 3 recording

  5. 5
    • Demo Playblast

    • Class 4 recording

  6. 6
    • Class 5 recording

  7. 7
    • Class 6 recording

    • Pantomime demo pt 1

  8. 8
    • Class 7 recording

  9. 9
    • Class 8 recording

  10. 10
    • Class 9 recording

  11. 11
    • Class 10 recording

    • Subtext Reference

    • Dialogue Lines Reference

    • Dialogue Breakdown

  12. 12
    • Class recording A

    • Class recording B

    • "Tried" playblast

  13. 13
    • Class 12 recording

    • "Tried" playblast

Who is teaching this?

Freelance Animator

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen is a freelance animator in New York City. He has been animating professionally for 6 years. He got his big break into feature film starting out as a Disney Apprentice. He then continued onto Sony Imageworks where he worked on several projects such as Angry Birds, Storks, and The Emoji Movie. He also got an opportunity to learn the lego style of animation when he joined Animal Logic on the production of Ninjago. During the time that Kevin was in feature films, he was in a long distance relationship with his now fiance, who lives in NYC. Kevin always knew that he had to find a way back to her. Near the end of 2017 he was introduced to the freelance life, and that completely changed his mindset. Since then he has been a freelance animator, creating his own company, Kwin-Z Artist inc, and has worked on numerous projects such as Google Spotlight’s “Age of Sail” that was directed by John Kahrs, Netflix’s Love Death and Robots shortfilm “Suits” (not on his public reel because of NDA rules), several feature films such as “Scoob!” and “Ugly Dolls”, and a number of cinematics from Blur. The fast paced freelance animation lifestyle forced him to adapt quickly to each new production. It was because of this that Kevin slowly developed the hybrid workflow. When Kevin is not animating you can find him lacing up and playing basketball with his friends. He is a huge fan of the NBA and when the season starts Kevin can easily be found glued to his TV watching games. When he’s not obsessing over animation and basketball, he loves to spend time with his fiance going for walks in Central Park or watching Broadway shows because of his love for musicals. So far, “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon” are his two favorites!