Color Key Design for Animation with Mike Hernandez (Online Course)

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This hands-on course focuses on the use of color key and lighting cinematography to help enhance the storytelling in film production. The course will cover the use of light & color as essential narrative tools in both early visual development as well as lighting guides in a 3D production. Topics such as B&W lighting setup, mood creation, creating color keys, & setting up photoshop paintings in a way that is efficient and easy to understand in a 3D production pipeline. Due to the understanding of form, materials, color & digital painting skills required for the course.

CLASS #: 113
TIME: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)

START DATE: June 13, 2023
DURATION: 10 Weeks


- Intro to Perspective
- Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching
- Sketching for Environment
- Intro to Color
- Costume Figure Painting

MATERIALS: Computer, Wacom (or Cintiq), and Photoshop. Traditional gouache medium optional.

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Hernandez is a very experienced animation Production Designer/ Visual Development Artist that is well known for his bold use of color, lighting and depth in his work. Some of his past projects include “Sinbad”, “Spirit”, “Shrek 4”, “Bee Movie”, “Monsters vs Aliens”, and “Turbo”

TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts. 

*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***