Watch the complete recordings from Kevin Nguyen in this LIVE course. Learn 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.

How does this class work?

This class will be broken into 3 main modules:

  1. Eyes and brows. - First 3 weeks.    
  2. Whole face but no dialogue. - 3 weeks long.    
  3. Full lip sync acting. - Last 6 weeks    

For a total of 12 sessions of study. Watch how students complete a series of assignments and receive feedback from Kevin Nguyen to further polish their skills.

What will students learn?

Course main focus will be:

  • Find appeal in the face based on Kevin's diverse professional experience.
  • Understanding the acting process. 

  •  Creating lip sync that is based off of face muscles.

  • Skills Up!

    Learn an array of facial acting tips and techniques to take your close up animations to the next level. By the hand of Kevin Nguyen - 6 year experience in the animation industry.

  • Watch live Interaction

    Follow along as Kevin showcases an array of tips and techniques proved most useful for effective facial animation. Get lots of practice!

  • Flexible

    Course access never expires, and you may come back to it whenever you want, so you may go over them at your own pace.

  • Artemis & Apollo Discount

    As part of this course you will get a 25% discount on Artemis & Apollo bundle rigs. Created by Ramon Arango - Character Animator.

  • Toyrig FREE & Animbot discount.

    You will also get FREE 6 month license for Toyrig character that you may also use for this course or any personal shot. Plus Animbot $10 discount - one of Maya's most powerful tools used by professional animators.


    Access twice a month, Q&A grouped sessions with Jorge Vigara in which you may ask him any animating question related to the course, or feedback on your shot.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to the Mentorship.

  • 2

    Class 1 Content

    • Class 1 recording

  • 3

    Class 2 Content

    • Class 2 recording

  • 4

    Class 3 Content

    • Class 3 recording

  • 5

    Class 4 Content

    • Demo Playblast

    • Class 4 recording

  • 6

    Class 5 Content

    • Class 5 recording

  • 7

    Class 6 Content

    • Class 6 recording

    • Pantomime demo pt 1

  • 8

    Class 7 Content

    • Class 7 recording

  • 9

    Class 8 Content

    • Class 8 recording

  • 10

    Class 9 Content

    • Class 9 recording

  • 11

    Class 10 Content

    • Class 10 recording

    • Subtext Reference

    • Dialogue Lines Reference

    • Dialogue Breakdown

  • 12

    Class 11 Content

    • Class recording A

    • Class recording B

    • "Tried" playblast

  • 13

    Class 12 Content

    • Class 12 recording

    • "Tried" playblast

Online Course Price

Course access never expires!

Who is teaching this course?

Kevin Nguyen

Freelance Animator

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!