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what you get as a premium member

  • extended reference guides for…
    • upper face actions with front-facing and 3/4 views
    • eyebrow combinations with front-facing and 3/4 views
    • lower face actions with front-facing and 3/4 views
    • facial mocap / posed expression capture tips & tricks

  • access to exclusive research write-ups and educational articles on…
    • facial expressions
    • under-researched topics in anatomy
    • behavior
    • animal anatomy (great for creature artists!)
  • upper face expanded

    • eyebrow combinations
    • detailed description of upper face actions of the eyes, nose, and mouth areas
    • front and 3/4 view GIFs
    • emotional significance of each movement 
    • common functions of each movement
    • common mistakes made in posed expression acting & how to spot them
  • eyebrow combinations

    • front and 3/4 view GIFs of all eyebrow combinations
    • detailed description of each combination
    • emotional significance of each combination 
    • common functions of each combination
  • lower face expanded

    • lower face cheat sheet expanded
    • front and 3/4 view GIFs of all lower face actions
    • detailed description of each action
    • emotional significance of each action 
    • common functions of each action
    • common mistakes made in posed expression acting & how to spot them
  • facial mocap  / expression capture tips & tricks

    • I spent 3 years collecting posed facial expression data. I worked on planning, instructional guides, employee training, and participant training. I developed my own system for explaining how to recognize failed poses as well as trigger desired poses in individuals.
    • The subscription package includes a general guide for researchers working with mocap or posed expression captures in both technology and art/VFX.
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    • facial mocap

more reasons to join 🙂

Becoming a member supports my work. I regularly post free information via select blog articles, social media, and comprehensive FACS guides; and I will continue to do so.  Though I am all about posting free materials, this is my life’s work; so not everything can be free. The subscriber-only content of Face the FACS consists of advanced research, in-depth observations, and insights that come from curated cross-disciplinary research and years of study from the perspective of an industry expert.

This site is meant to be a source for long-term study, which is why I have priced the yearly subscription significantly lower (in total cost) than the monthly subscription. To get the most out of this blog, I highly suggest the yearly option. If you are unsure, there is plenty of free content to explore in the meantime.