Meet the Face Doctor
Enhance Your Characters' Expressive Powers
Meet author and fine artist, Gary Faigin, the world's leading expert in the artistic depiction of facial expression.
Known as the "Face Doctor," Gary Faigin has been investigating, teaching and writing about facial expressions for over four decades. His internationally-renowned book, “The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression,” is the standard work for analog, digital and forensic artists on the subject, and has been used throughout the CGI industry as a reference for characters and creatures in movies like Shrek, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Harry Potter and Paddington Bear.
Today, Faigin works as a facial expression trainer and consultant to media studios, creative agencies, animation programs,robot designers and plastic/reconstructive surgeons in North America and Europe. In addition, Faigin combines his latest research, working with computer vision scientists at the University of Washington, with his engaging teaching style to every session he leads.
Why Hire the Face Doctor for your Media Studio, Creative Agency, or Computer Vision team?
Faigin's exclusive trainings provide your team members with the tools and mentoring they need to create more authentic facial expressions for your creative projects. Your company keeps all in-house videos of Faigin presentations for staff-wide professional development. If consulting is desired, Faigin can work with your team , in-house or remotely.
Let Faigin refine the talents of your all-star design team
so your company can meet its visionary goals!
Gary Faigin lecturing on the elements of the smile to animators, riggers and 3D modelers at the Moving Picture Company, London.
FAIGIN VFX CLIENTS
For Faigin's CV, please go here.