During the early stages of an animation production, visual development artists are brought onto the project to explore and inspire the visual direction of the film. These designs need to serve the purpose of the story & each artist is often hired for their unique visual style and ideas. In this class, Arthur will share his knowledge on the skills and design thinking needed for animation pre-production. Topics such as character, props, & environment design will be touched as the students focus on establishing the overall visual look of the film. Due to the advanced nature of the course, portfolio review and previous design experiences will be required.
Portfolio review required, click here for directions: Portfolio Submission Guidelines
CLASS #: 105
TIME: Saturdays, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
START DATE: September 29th, 2018
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Analytical Figure Drawing, Sketching for Environment, Intro to Digital Painting, Intro to Character Design, Intro to Environment Design, Background Design for Animation
MATERIALS: Laptop, Wacom & Photoshop
INSTRUCTOR: Arthur Fong is a Visual Development Artist/ Production Designer currently working at Sony Pictures Animation. His past project's include "Rise of the Guardians," "The Croods," "Kung Fu Panda 3," and the upcoming film, "Wish Dragon."
*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. ***