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

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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 #: 113W
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 Production Designer/ Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks Feature Animation. 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. ***