I just came from Ted Ty's masterclass on Animation Performance at the PIXEL Animation in Quebec City.
I have to say that Ted Ty is a HELL of a speaker. He gives his lecture in such a passionate way that it's inspiring just to hear him talk. There is no doubt that he loves animation and that he wants you to love it as much as he does.
During his class, Ted analyzed some movie clips and explained some details that might be obvious, but make A LOT of sense when viewed with a different approach. Why the actor is doing a smirk? Why is he lifting a brow? What is the character thinking? All those questions are answered during his lecture. And from time to time, he gives some golden nuggets of information that are priceless, and those alone would make the price of the ticket totally worthy.
In addition to what Ted showed, Jalil Sadool and Pierre Perifel joined the second part of the class and they added some relevant comments on the subjects Ted was doing. That is what I call a BONUS feature...
If you have a chance to listen to any of Ted lectures, go. The amount of information you will get will surprise you. And you won't be the same animator after one of Ted classes, I can guarantee you that.